Category Archives: Leavenworth

Cafe Mozart

Cafe Mozart Restaurant on UrbanspoonIt was Boxing day in Leavenworth, and only a day after Christmas, the streets and shops were filled with tourists. That also meant long line-ups at restaurants. There was one we thought was very authentic looking, but there was a 40 minute wait, and Sheepie hated waiting.

We found Mozart Cafe on the second floor with no one in line. We were seated by the window after we got a hold of one of the staff. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed. He told us that there were only two of them working out on the floor, making service very slow, and indeed it was. We still had to wait 30 minutes for the food to come out, and the server forgot to bring Sheepie’s buns which went with his Clam Chowder Soup $8 USD. We notified the other staff and got it right away though.

idearabbit-mozartcafe1 idearabbit-mozartcafe2 idearabbit-mozartcafe3I ordered the Bratwurst with super crunchy and skinny fries with dijon sauce. Sausage in bread? Not authentic, but Sheepie liked my bread more than his buns so he took half of it as I’m not a bread person. The bratwurst was good, and the fries were like crackers.
I think they did a fairly good job on the interior and it had a nice atmosphere. Good food and no lineups.

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Heidi’s Bun & Kaffee Haus

Heidi's Kaffee Haus on UrbanspoonNothing is really German about this cafe except for the name. Many cafes in Germany were stocked in over abundance with bread, sweets and sandwiches. This place had very little and not all that appealing. I ordered an Apple glazed donut and Chai Latte. The latte was nothing like in Europe. Overly sweet and undrinkable. I felt like I was going to be diabetic. It was more American than anything else. I couldn’t finish even half.
The Christmas tree in the corner was nice.
Service was satisfactory.

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Big Y Cafe

Big Y Cafe on UrbanspoonSheepie had gone earlier for a pie and 2 cups of coffee which came about $8 USD and was upset on why it was so expensive.

We later went back together for breakfast where I ordered the Short Haul (indicated as ‘Lighter Breakfast for Seniors and Kids’) LOL. But I’m not really a breakfast person and we were betting on the large portions in America to fill me up, and the leftover for Sheepie. idearabbit-bigycafe3


idearabbit-bigycafe idearabbit-bigycafe4 idearabbit-bigycafe2I ordered #2 $7.99 USD with 1 poached egg, 2 bacon and 1 hot pancake. As we anticipated, it was quite large and was filling. That’s about it. Nothing fancy – though I guess you can’t really do much with egg, bacon and pancakes…

idearabbit-bigycafe63 idearabbit-bigycafe5Not sure how the coffee system works. On their menu, it says $1.99 USD. Is that per person? Per cup? Cuz this time, I and Sheepie had one cup each from a pot that the server goes around with to every table, and we were charged $2.99 USD in total…It was really terrible coffee, so it was pretty expensive and not working paying for… If Sheepie had checked his bill earlier to see what he had paid, we could have just gotten water…

The cafe apparently got its name from its original location, at the Y junction of highway 2 and 97, where it first opened in 1939 and was moved to it’s current location in 1984. They are committed to cooking with local ingredients, and home cooking from scratch. Their pie is supposedly World Famous home-made pie, but Sheepie didn’t really say anything about the pie itself…

It became pretty full though. I think it’s one of those places that locals and travelers passing by stop at. It’s got character, but pricey for the quality and value. Good location when you stay at the Wedge Mountain Inn next door, but wouldn’t go out of my way to go there.

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