The Raven Cafe

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A wonderful Sketch of Edgar Allan Poe, hung right by our table.

Have you ever stumbled upon something or someplace unique, that you probably would have never seen or done, because you were never expecting to go there.  But it made such an impression on you, that you had to immediately take to social media to spread the word? No? Just me then… anyway perhaps you enjoyed it to the extent that you both want and don’t want to share it with the masses or even your friends (perhaps you are a secret spot hoarder) or maybe you want it both ways, after all if no one were to ever go there the establishment may go out of business or that sweet spot disappear.

I was faced with this conundrum, just the other day, after driving some equipment my husband had forgotten, that he needed for his job site in Port Huron, Michigan, (roughly 2 hours from my house).. Since I did him a favor he was kind enough to take me out to lunch.  Driving around the few main streets of Port Huron, we found the atmospheric Raven Cafe

 

 

Located in a 2 story brick building, with 2 levels that you can eat on, including a sweet little (very little) balcony with a semi-nice view of the river.  Tiffany lighting, an aged oak bar, exposed brick, poster art and bookshelves filled with real actual books that you can touch and read, fill the interior.  Seriously, could you ask for more in a restaurant.  But wait it gets better ( I know right how could it possibly), the menu is themed, what’s that you say? that’s lame, no, no it’s not friends, not when the theme is Edgar Allan Poe, now your on board right, right? The Menu had some neat illustrations as well as snippets from Poe’s poems, plus most of the dishes has cool names like the Ruben my husband ordered call the Pit and Pendulum, I ordered the french onion soup with the Eldorado salad (no cool names for me).  The food was yummy and they serve lot’s of cool coffees and craft beers, neither of which I tried. Our server, Patrick had just the right balance of making sure we had everything we needed, without being annoying by coming over too much.  That’s a fine art in the serving world believe me.  Overall it was a cozy atmosphere where you could have drinks and read or enjoy a leisurely lunch.  I’m already plotting a return trip.  Check out some more photo’s below, they are not the greatest has I only had my phone.

 

 

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Books, they also had some more contemporary titles.

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each table top was different, either featuring artwork or old photographs.

 

 

 

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the balcony

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The Pit and Pendulum grilled ruben

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Even all the graffiti in the bathroom was meant to be inspirational.

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the womans restroom, add cool old school advertisements on the walls.

The view from the top of the stairs.

The view from the top of the stairs.