Restaurant View: Ajax Cafe in Port HadlockJune 30th, 2009 by adice
The Ajax Cafe is the kind of place you go with friends or people you want to be friends with, unless you’re comfortable putting on a jester’s hat with any old person.
If you’ve never been, it’s a small, quirky place in Port Hadlock with hats for the borrowing hanging on the wall, posters, pictures and paintings of a hodgepodge of things including Shakespeare, Duncan Hines, Elvis. The poem “Purple” (also known as “Warning”) by Jenny Joseph hangs as though it’s a theme song for the restaurant:
“When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves …”
I visit the place at least once a year (with friends) and have written about it before, as have many other publications from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, when it was a newspaper, to guidebooks such as Frommers and online reviewers such as UrbanSpoon.
I went again recently and rather than give you a written out review of the place, I broke out the camera so you can see for yourself in this series of 10 photos: