You haven’t lived until you’ve tried cinnamon roll

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As a permanent resident of Oregon, I’ve come to appreciate the state’s unique small towns, each with their own charm and character. But Joseph, Oregon holds a special place in my heart. Nestled in the Wallowa Mountains, Joseph is a scenic town known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant arts scene. But it’s also home to a hidden gem that I can’t help but rave about: the Cheyenne Cafe.

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The Cheyenne Cafe is more than just a local favorite; it is a cozy retreat that transports you to a world of comfort and indulgence. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted by the smell of fresh coffee and the sound of sizzling bacon, and the warm, friendly staff make you feel right at home. What sets this cafe apart, however, is its commitment to using high-quality local ingredients in all of its dishes. Every bite is a celebration of Oregon’s bountiful produce and expertly crafted flavors.

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One Yelp reviewer, Laura B., had this to say about the cafe’s star dish: “The cinnamon French toast was delicious and melted in your mouth! It was hot, humid, and had just the right amount of cinnamon and frosting. So worth the trip!”

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And indeed, the trip is worth it. Cheyenne Cafe’s Cinnamon French Toast is not to be missed. Thick slices of cinnamon roll are dipped in a sweet egg custard mixture and grilled to perfection, resulting in a moist, flavorful and oh-so-satisfying dish. It’s the kind of breakfast that sticks to your ribs and leaves you happy and full all day.

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But cinnamon French toast is just the start. Cheyenne Cafe’s menu is full of other mouth-watering options, like classic cookies and gravy, hearty breakfast burritos, and fresh made-to-order omelets.

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If you’re an omelet lover, the Cheyenne Cafe is for you. Their omelettes are made with three farm-fresh eggs and are stuffed with a variety of delicious ingredients. From classic combinations like ham and cheese to more inventive options like “Gardener’s Delight” with spinach, mushrooms and Swiss cheese, there’s an omelet to please every palate.

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What sets Cheyenne Cafe’s omelettes apart is the care and attention given to each dish. The eggs are cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of softness and tenderness. The fillings are always fresh and tasty, with a perfect balance of textures and tastes. And, of course, each omelette is served with crispy hash browns and toasted bread, making for a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

One particularly noteworthy omelet is the “Cowboy Up” – a hearty combination of ham, bacon, sausage, onions and cheddar cheese. This omelet is a meat lover’s dream, with every bite packed with savory, smoky flavor. But even if you’re not a carnivore, there are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from, like the ‘Veggie Delight’ with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and peppers.

For lunch there are sandwiches, burgers and salads, all prepared with the same care and attention to detail as the breakfast dishes.

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One of the standout items on the lunch menu is the pulled pork sandwich, which features tender, slow-cooked pork smothered in tangy barbecue sauce and served on a fresh, soft bun. It’s messy, delicious, and guaranteed to leave you with a satisfied smile.

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But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Cheyenne Cafe is the sense of community that pervades the place. As a visitor, I always feel welcomed and at home here, surrounded by friendly faces and good vibes. And I’m not alone – the locals love this place as much as I do. It’s the kind of café where you can strike up a conversation with the person at the next table, or linger over a cup of coffee while reading the morning paper.

So if you are ever in Joseph, Oregon be sure to visit the Cheyenne Cafe. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a satisfying lunch, this place won’t disappoint. And of course, don’t leave without trying the cinnamon roll french toast – it’s a local favorite for a reason.

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Location: 103 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846 Contact: (541) 432-3900

Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily (breakfast and lunch)

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