Eating in Tacoma
One of my favorite coffee places is nearby - Cafe Metro on the UW Tacoma campus, near 19th and Jefferson. Definitely walking distance from Murano. Also, Blackwater Cafe (near Fawcett and S 9th) seems good, though I've only been here once and didn't have a coffee.
As far as restaurants go, I'd be interested in hearing other people's suggestions. I have not had good luck downtown anywhere except Matador (Pacific near S 9th).
Giovannaz, Whatever you do, don't eat at the Murano. Within walking distance is:
1. Indochine (Asian Fusian--exceptional tuna)
2. Maxwell's (dinner only)
3. Merende (Italian)
4. The Swiss (pub grub)
5. Matador (Tex Mex)
Avoid: The Pita Pit (literally toxic) and the Harmon Brewpub (a Sysco outlet).