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Local Business Spotlight CHAPS & CAKE


Who says you can't go home ?
Well, not Celeste Shaw Colston who created Chaps as an tribute to her heritage. Shaw grew up as a farm girl in Montana prior to converting a turn-of-the-century farmhouse into a down home cafe that is nothing less than delightful. Her inspiration was her two grandmothers, to whom comfort foods meant home.

Colorful cowgirl gear with sprinkling of chippy vintage make you feel like this is where you belong... even if you're a city slicker. But it's the home-on-the-range cooking that will have you back for more. Yes, you'll fall in love. You won't be the only one as the the worth-the-wait line out the door for weekend breakfast proves it.

The classic recommendation is to go for breakfast but dinner or live music nights and cocktails will give you a way to love this special place. This isn't your pretentious gourmet restaurant - it;s much more welcoming and let's be honest, it's what you'd rather have anyway.

Chaps decor is vintage done right the right way. We're talking an old farmhouse redone to accommodate diners, real leather chaps hanging on the wall,  cool yet random items peppered throughout - none of that faux western cowboy (aka tight Wranglers, big belt buckles and country twang). Chaps looks like Celeste's home, which has been featured in local and national magazines. The in-demand look and her love of picking has expanded to her nearby shop Lucky Vintage & Pretty Things. 

Yes, it will be love at first sight as the atmosphere is great, but the experience is kicked up a notch when you see the menu. Chaps specializes in comfort food.

The trés chic interiors and downright delicious food are only part of puzzle; the final piece clicks into place when you meet Celeste, the owner aka the brains and beauty behind this restaurant. She fulfilled a life's dream. Her heart is so big that 8 out of 9 customers are met with a sincere, soul-crunching hug, who not only knows but really cares about all the customers. What about those 1 out of 9 that don't get the hug? She just hasn't met them yet, but not to worry, they'll be regulars soon enough.

Chaps has a  bakery Cake, which is headed up by her friend and business partner Gina, formally of the delicious Bittersweet Bakery. After all you may want to try a decadent pastry to start the day off sweetly or finish the evening with the proper indulgence of a blissful bakery item. 

Chaps/Cake is located at 4237 South Cheney-Spokane Road Spokane, Wash I-90 west to exit 279 south approx 2.5 miles in the Latah shopping plaza 509 624-4148
Lucky Vintage & Pretty Things is located at 1406 S Inland Rmpire Way Spokane off 1-95 towards the city from Chaps.

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