For me, a neighborhood cafe is a place to feel at home. A spot where you're always welcome whether running in for a quick cup of coffee, dining solo, relaxing with a cold one or meeting up with family and friends.
Nearly half a world away, while honeymooning with my wife, that's exactly how I felt in a neighborhood cafe in New Zealand. During a three-week stay with friends, each day my wife and I walked to the nearby cafe for lunch. In this hardware store turned restaurant, we felt at home.
As a resident of Glen Lake and a restaurateur to the core, I kept driving by an empty storefront that seemed to be calling my name, begging me to bring it to life. Each time I passed, I clearly pictured a neighborhood cafe: a place where you could get a fried egg sandwich, a fresh salad or simply a nice glass of wine. The storefront, a former bakery, finally won me over and with decades of restaurant experience and a leap of faith, the Glen Lake Cafe was born.
Chef Mecca Bos creates seasonally inspired menus drawing on his experiences as a chef traveling the world. You can always count on local grass fed beef, sustainably raised organic game, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We also offer local craft beer beer on tap and well-chosen wines.
I hope the Glen Lake Cafe becomes your neighborhood cafe. A place where you feel at home, whether you come from down the street or the other side of the globe.