Off Center Cafe
Off Center Cafe is now Iggy's Cafe
When was the last time you ate at the Off Center Cafe?
I'll admit it, I was in that camp that was put off by the torn upholstery, the general dinginess and oft told insect tales circulating around town. I hadn't been back since 2005. Then in December 2009 there was news (here's Amy's eatsalem post) the Off Center Cafe had closed their doors to clean. This morning, N and I walked in their door to see fresh paint everywhere.
The waitress came to take our drink and food orders after N and I had time to give the menu a scan. She brought me a sturdy mug of sturdy Allan Bros coffee and N a glass of pulpy, deep orange OJ. :>)
My breakfast choice was influenced by a Twitter pal's recent mention of "Annie's Eggs". They were out of their orange date bread, so I asked for their homemade bread instead. N ordered Bibble & Squib with ham and mushrooms. (When the two of us lived in the Longview, WA area, 30 years ago, a local cafe served up huge orders of bibble and squib family style. They were aptly named, Stuffy's.)
Our food arrived quickly. The homemade bread was thick sliced, nutty, tender and slightly sweet. So good! My plate of Annie's Eggs made me feel healthy and virtuous. The eggs weren't smothered in cheese or swimming in butter, they were cooked just right--still tender and moist. While N enjoyed his breakfast of Bibble and Squib, he wished he'd added curry to his order to give it more flavor.
As we sat and enjoyed our meal, a young woman and her father walked in. She was happy to see the yellow submarine up on the wall. It was a fun enough touch that we wanted to take a picture of the wall art after seeing them do the same.
Don't forget your cash or checks when you visit. They don't take debit or credit cards.
1741 Center St. NE
Mon.-Fri.: 7 AM-11AM
Sat.-Sun.: 8 AM-2 PM