Irene's Cafe in Fresno's Tower District has been serving up warm, fresh and tasty eats since 1991."My love of cooking and food is what made me want to open my business," the local restaurant owner Irene Saul said. Typically the cafe's patio is a pleasant place to perch while enjoying the area's sunny weather and people watch in the beloved eclectic arts district. However, recent events have changed things a bit. Thankfully we can still feel comforted with each bite of the home-cooked taste of our favorite menu items at Irene's. 

Here are FresNotes from Irene: 

What is keeping you busy? I am staying busy by checking every option available to us to let everyone know that we are open for business!

How can people support Irene’s Cafe? People can support us by calling in an order. I am staying open to support as many of my employees as possible, so that they can have a paycheck!

What is your current favorite go-to takeout restaurant? And your order? Mama Mia Pizzeria, next door to us for a calzone

What Fresno County attraction do you miss visiting the most? Chukchansi Park to watch baseball games 

What is your top must-visit place for visitors to check out, once we get back to “normal”? Yosemite National Park  (stay in Fresno for one night)

Which menu item is your top recommendation to someone who has never eaten at your restaurant before? I would like you to try our California Burger. 

To order your California Burger call Irene's Cafe at 559-237-9919, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To check out the wide assortment of other delicious menu items (like the fan-favorite french toast) visit