Burglars hit Louisa’s overnight, make off with the safe

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. The phone number for where to call if you have information about the burglary has been updated.

Louisa’s Cafe Bakery , 2379 Eastlake Ave., was hit by burglars sometime between 2 and 4 a.m. on Monday morning.

Alcena Plum, owner of Louisa’s, says the thieves entered through a front window. The burglars took the cafe’s safe and also ransacked the area around the cash register. The amount of the loss was not disclosed.


If you have any information about the burglary, contact the burglary section Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct at 206-684-5740.

Louisa’s is open today despite the burglary but they won’t have much cash until the banks open. So, for the moment, they’re asking for exact change or credit cards in payment.

Plum says she was having a sense of deja vu this morning after learning of the burglary. Three years ago, when she was considering buying the restaurant, she came to work a shift to learn about the place. The bakery had been broken in to that night as well.

2 thoughts on “Burglars hit Louisa’s overnight, make off with the safe

  1. boy girl and dog

    We love going to Louisa’s and when we heard they had been broken into we felt so crushed and saddened that someone would do that to this little neighborhood jewel. Our heart goes out to Plum and her crew. We are so sorry to hear this happened.

  2. Gary

    I was wondering what went down there. I was passing by on my bike on the way to my early shift across town and noticed the police activity over at the restaurant. I worked for Louisa’s for a short time, and they were great to me. They should be able to maintain their neighborhood vibe without putting bars on the windows in Eastlake. Heck, I didn’t even know they had a safe (which makes me think this may have been an inside job by some disgruntled jerk and his/her friends.) They are a small independent business and this will probably hurt. Show your support by patronizing the restaurant. They make some nice stuff there, and Alcena and her husband are good people.

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