- Keely Damara
- Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.
After a full day of snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing — or whatever other winter excursion you've ventured out to do in the beautiful slice of heaven that is Central Oregon — these spots will let you warm your toes and chill out after a brisk outing.
Have a passion for hand-roasted coffee and vintage motorcycles? Housed in an old mechanic's shop formerly known as the "Pine Shed," Spoken Moto is a spacious, welcoming hybrid of modern and retro, combining a coffee shop and vintage moto garage. Open later hours than a typical coffee spot, Spoken Moto is the place to get a little work done with a beer in hand, as well as catch a live show on the weekend. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. 541-306-6689. spokenmoto.com.
- Grant Woods
- Spoken Moto.
A coffee shop is located in a cozy bungalow in Old Bend. Though on the small side, this charming shop features beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace and some of the nicest baristas in town. In addition to coffee, Palate serves up Metolius Chai — the best chai in Central Oregon, in my humble opinion. PALATE, 643 NW Colorado Ave., Bend. 541-321-8098. palatecoffeebar.com.
ANGELINE'S BAKERY & CAFE
In addition to delectable baked goods, Angeline's offers a lunch menu with vegan and gluten-free options. It's hard not to be in a good mood while visiting this fun bakeshop. With colorfully painted walls and a tiled floor that gives it a '50s diner feel, Angeline's is an ideal place to warm up after an afternoon in the snow. Angeline's Bakery & Cafe, 121 W Main Ave., Sisters. 541-549-9122. On Facebook.
- Keely Damara
GREEN PLOW COFFEE ROASTERS
Another colorfully quirky spot, located in downtown Redmond. If you like your coffee shops family-owned and operated with plenty of comfy couches, this spot is right up your alley. With gluten-free and vegan baked good options, this family friendly spot is great before or after a day outdoors. Pro tip: try the scones. You're welcome. Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 SW Sixth St., Redmond. 541-516-1128. On Facebook.
DUDLEY'S BOOKSHOP CAFE
This is a not-so-hidden jewel in downtown Bend, but when you walk into this delightful little bookshop it'll feel like you've discovered your very own secret hideaway. The perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and read the morning news — on your phone or in that old-timey paper edition. With exposed brick walls, bookshelves filled with new and used books, and an upstairs featuring little nooks to lose yourself in a good book, Dudley's will soon become part of your regular routine. Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. 541-749-2010. dudleysbookshopcafe.com