This is news library guests won’t want to be quiet about.
The wait is over for those who want baked goods and a cup of coffee with their books.
Table 33 has started serving food in its new location inside the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St.
The restaurant’s soft opening started this week.
For now, Chuck Duritsch, the library’s external relations manager, said the restaurant will be open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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“Right now they are offering their delicious coffee, some drinks, some baked goods, some juices,” he said. “They are going to add to the menu. There are going to be boxed lunches available. It will be a couple of weeks before their hours expand.”
Duritsch said the restaurant is also exploring the idea of a delivery service that would allow patrons to use an app to order food and/or pick up food from delivery spots designated within the library.
Table 33 may also offer catering down the road.
“They want to be responsive to what the patrons are going to be ordering,” he said. “You have to know your audience. That’s why they are doing this slow rollout.”
Dayton’s $64 million, state-of-the-art main branch library opened in August.
The main Table 33 restaurant is located at 130 W. Second St. and opened in 2016.