Lattelicious, a drive-through coffee cart located in the Vineyard Plaza parking lot, supplies on-the-go customers with café drinks and baked treats such as chocolate-filled croissants. Baristas marry shots of espresso with steamed milk to make signature lattes, and also craft energizing drinks such as cappuccinos, frappés, and Red Bull beverages. Many drinks can also be made lactose-free.
In a profile for Oregon Live, Matt Perry said he got the idea to open a coffee shop in 2010, shortly after returning from service in Iraq with the Oregon Army National Guard. He was taking a community-college business course and had to make the plans for a shop as an assignment. Two years later, he was able to realize his plans with the cozy two-story business named after his english mastiff.
Toasty aromas of Portland Roasting Coffee's beans waft through the shop as baristas fill mugs and steam silky lattes. Several healthy drinks provide an alternate jolt of nutrition, from berry smoothies enhanced with flax or multivitamins to green juices, such as the Army Greens with a blend of kale, spinach, ginger, and patriotic speeches. Upstairs, leather chairs and a cozy love seat reside in a bright space illuminated by sunlight filtering through arched windows.
Every dish that leaves the kitchen at Colton Cafe is made from scratch. Cooks mix the batter for biscuits, simmer soups, and press burgers between the pages of War and Peace. The handmade results are such tasty comfort-food classics as patty melts and traditional turkey dinners, as well as breakfast staples including homemade buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy and the whimsically named Who-Hash. Hearty platefuls are served in the cozy dining room, lined with padded booths and framed landscapes.
Cuisine Type: Bakery-Cafe, Fast and Casual
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Most popular offering: Fremont Chicken Salad Sandwich
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We are busiest during lunch rush (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), so visit us outside of these hours to avoid a line.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Fremont Chicken Salad SandwichOur famous chicken walnut salad is served with lettuce and tomato on our homemade honey molasses bread.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
All of our products are made from scratch, ... hand prepared in our kitchens daily. We offer a wide variety of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. Fresh from the oven muffins, pastries, soft and chewy cookies, and bite sized desserts. Sandwiches made to order with premium, all-natural meats and cheeses on homemade breads. Crisp tossed green salads and hot savory soups.
In addition to offering fresh juices and bagel sandwiches, Fruit Face creates customizable smoothies with a plethora of options. You can choose a predesigned selection or build your own in four steps. First, pick a base liquid, such as almond milk or frozen organic greek yogurt. Then, ask for up to three fruits or veggies, such as apples, cucumbers, watermelons, or mangos. Finally, there's an option to throw in add-ons like aloe vera and vitamin or energy shots.
After staffers blend it all together, you can enjoy your fruity concoction in a space designed for lingering. There's free WiFi, a selection of magazines, and even children's books to help younger visitors meet the legal requirements for daily imagination use.
If you want it to be, it's always morning at Cafe Theobroma?they serve breakfast all day. The chefs have designed their fare to be flavorful yet light and energizing, so you can sustain a stimulated feeling all day without taking breaks to touch an electric fence. Try the quiche filled with chicken and caramelized apples, sweet and savory crepes, or omelets studded with cuts of Pacific salmon. These pair well with the cups of Illy coffee or any of the bar's classic cocktails.
But though their fare is light, it's still hearty?in the Rome Hunting salad, for example, they toss seasoned beef and sauteed mushrooms with pistachio dressing and a drizzle of cranberry sauce. There are also gourmet sandwich options.