Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux
|Address||3022 Corrine Drive|
M, T, W, TH, F, Sat, Sun
M, T, W, TH, F, Sat,
No brunch offered
|Beverages||Beer & Wine|
Cycling fans Jen and Darrell Cunningham dedicated their new cafe to their favorite sports: bicycling, drinking coffee and sipping wine. Food is mostly sandwiches and soups.
The menu mainly features sandwiches, and most have names that might make sense only to the most diehard cycling fan. For instance, there’s the Rasmussen, named for Michael Rasmussen, whose nickname is the Chicken (chicken salad); s.a.g. stop special, short for supply and gear stop where cyclists get basics during a break (peanut butter and bananas); and the Lance-wich, named for Lance Armstrong, who for some reason inspired this ham and turkey sandwich.
Luckily, once you get past that bit of preciousness you’ll find some good sandwiches. I had the Lance-wich, wich was not what I would call big (the menu calls it champion-sized), but it had plenty of thinly slices ham and turkey on double-deck multigrain bread with a variety of toppings. I also had a cup of soup, which is called simply soup and had rice and chicken in a creamy and well-seasoned broth.
Despite the cycling terms on the menu, there is very little bicycle kitsch in the décor. It would have been easy to go overboard with cycle this and cycle that, Tour de France posters and big wheel planters. There’s none of that. The interior of the small strip mall space is nicely decorated with burgundy painted walls and lively art works. There is a television that plays videos of cycling races, but it is little more than video wallpaper.
The conceit of the wine list is that each month it will feature the wines of whatever region of the world is currently hosting a cycling event. But the list always has a couple of Bordeaux selections.
3022 Corrine Drive