8.30.2007

Little Red Bike Cafe is Now Open


Sure we ate bad frozen pizza last night for dinner.

Sure we got four hours of sleep.

Sure the handle to our toilet was broken up until this afternoon.

Sure our sign and sandwich board never arrived.

Sure we started cooking this morning in the cafe kitchen only to realize we didn't have a single mixing spoon in sight.

Sure we opened the doors without knowing how to void a transaction on the cash register properly.

Sure I had a minor panic attack when I first noticed the unfamiliar car park outside and an even more unfamiliar face start walking towards the front door to the cafe.

But the point is that today we opened the front door and we didn't look back.

And here's what it tasted like:
Fresh glazed cinnamon rolls and sweet blueberry scones from Fleur de Lis bakery.

Fried puffed dough smothered in Oreo cookies from Voodoo Doughnuts.

Ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches cut in to four perfect triangles for two impossibly adorable little girls having a lunch-date out with their impossibly cool dad.

Thick Courier Coffee milkshakes served in mason jars filled to the brim.

Fried egg sandwiches with gorgonzola, applewood smoked bacon, and homemade apple butter served all day.

Yoo-Hoo and Bubble Up Soda in glass bottles.

Perfectly iced coffee with room for cream on a perfectly sunny day.

Thank you to all who came out today to support us. Thank you to all of the new neighbors and friends we met. We are looking forward to meeting the rest of you. We had fun today and we can't wait to do it again tomorrow. Cheers!

Little Red Bike Cafe
4823 N. Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203
Tuesday-Sunday
7am-3pm.
After-hours "bike-thru" window coming soon...

6 comments:

youngna said...

hi ali and evan!
This is youngna -- how exciting to see that you two have opened. Congrats! I can't wait to see more pictures and get back out to Portland to try everything. Sounds wonderfully delicious and looks adorable.

missing portland,
xo youngna

Sofie said...

Hello Little Red Bike Cafe!
Wow. How is it like? How is it to wake up every morning each day knowing you can walk towards the dream that you had the longest time? To unlock the doors and to clean the tabletop, to let the aroma of your wonderful cooking fill the whole cafe, and to see the delight on your customer's face upon being served? I'm sure you guys are in heaven, and I congratulate my heartiest congratulations! May The Little Red Bike Cafe be the success you've always imagined it to be, or perhaps even more.
Best wishes all the way from Singapore,
Sofia Magad

Kronda Adair said...

Great to finally meet you and the breakfast sandwiches and coffee were awesome. So happy to see so many neighbors have come by already. Finally, the tease is over! :)

I posted a little blurb on my blog and here's that pink lady post I was telling you about Ali. See you soon.

Tonia said...

Dreamy. The zoo-bomb a.m. sandwich made my day. A savory, steamy-hot, and zesty sandwich with the veggie bacon option?!? I devoured it.

Thanks and congrats again!

The Guilty Carnivore said...

Do you guys have a menu posted yet?

c said...

Mmmm. Best breakfast sammy I've had in a long, long time. Everything was great... I look forward to my next visit, and the one after that, and after that again, to slowly make my way through the menu. Congratulations, guys!