~Review by Chuck Bradley
On the river side of Main Street in downtown Independence is a new eatery. It is the product of the combined efforts of three Oregon Chefs: Bethany Schamp, Scott Viegas and Katie Schaub. It’s in a charming old building complete with brick interior wall (always character enhancing, to my eye) and next door to, local landmark, Andy’s Café. There several tables are available for dining in, or you can choose sidewalk tables for an alfresco option.
We arrived around 2 PM so their Baked Goods cases were far from full, but what we saw was enticing. There was a variety of Scones, Tarts, Pies, Cinnamon Rolls, fluffy Croissants, Cakes and Turnovers. Having just finished the mid-Willamette Valley’s only Green Chile Cheeseburger at the M Street Diner in Monmouth (more to come) I wasn’t able to sample one of their Deli Sandwiches today, but I quizzed Mr. Viegas about them at some length. He was very forthcoming and helpful.
They’re dedicated to using locally produced ingredients whenever possible. Their Quality Deli Meats include Roast Beef, Turkey, and Ham. They also offer Steak and Pulled Pork Sandwiches. The Breads used are, of course, baked in-house. The ambient aromas in the place were heavenly.
Just as surely as I couldn’t walk out and leave that flakey, golden Fresh Peach Turnover behind (it was delicious enough to imbue the stoutest heart with weighty guilt), I’ll be returning anon to try one or more of their lunch offerings.
It should also be mentioned that they cater events large and small.
I’m really excited about this new place.
If you’ve been there or will be going soon, let us know your thoughts!
Days: Monday through Saturday 7am to 6pm
215 S Main ST
Independence, OR 97351