While our cafe has been shut down for a remodeling project from HGTV, we have had unique opportunities come our way. We have met a lot of people in the community and made really great connections with other business owners, and a new opportunity to open a second location came across our laps.
While we were closed for almost three months with Zazzy Cafe, we met a fellow business owner that was moving into a new space in our town and needed someone to fill the morning hours. They operate later in the day and saw that we were a perfect match to occupy the space together. We would be open for breakfast and lunch, and they would be open during the later lunch hours and dinner time.
For a month we helped each other clean up the restaurant that had previously been shut down by Covid for over two years. The restaurant is three times the size of our cafe in Fort Morgan and has more seating, and kitchen equipment so we could do a whole new concept there. It’s located inside a livestock auction building where every Saturday they hold live auctions in-house. With the guaranteed clientele we couldn’t pass it up to give this a shot.
So for a few weeks, while we were getting the space cleaned up, I worked on making a menu and tested out recipes. We hired some new people and opened a few weeks ago!
The building and previous decor were all western-themed so we decided to keep it and go with a western-themed concept for the space. The menu is seeded with items like tumbleweed blt, rodeo tuna melt, and huckleberry french toast. Everything is made on texas toast bread and the name we decided to go with was The Leaning Toast.
Here are some photos of some food and the space. Its been a fun and exciting start to our new place!
Until next time~J