The Vida Cafe is a Cozy Spot on the McKenzie Serving Mouthwatering Food

by | May 20, 2020 | Central Oregon, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Restaurants, Things To Do, Travel

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There's a couple of spots in my ol' stomping grounds that I love to stop for breakfast, on the Mckenzie River in Oregon. One of those places is nestled on the banks of the river, in the small town of Vida. This little spot is appropriately known as the Vida Cafe.

The Vida Cafe opened its doors in 1951, and at one point sadly burned down in 2015. With Oregon reopening business as part of phase 1, in light of COVID-19, The Vida Cafe is one place you can dine in again. If you're getting tired of cooking at home, as a lot of us are, get out and treat yourself!

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After a year of rebuilding, the cafe has since been open again since 2016. So if you're headed this way to Bend, or looking for a great place to fill up after a hike, the Vida Cafe is a solid choice as they have all the comfort food you could ask for.

I'm personally an omelet kind of guy and breakfast lover, so I can speak from experience when I say they do it right here. Their omelets are could to perfection, and always made with fresh ingredients.

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The Vida Cafe / Facebook

Pancakes and savory bacon are also of course options on their menu.

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If you are coming in later, the Vida Cafe has you covered for lunch and dinner as well. Everything from fish tacos to fish and chips, homemade soups such as brocoli and cheddar, and classic sandwiches are included on the menu.

If you are extra hungry, sink your teeth into their Mackenzie Monster, a whopping 10-ounce burger with double cheese.

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If you don't have time to stop, they do food to go as well. Here is a mouthwatering burger with bacon, Pepperjack, and avocado with your choice of side!

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If you still have room, for dessert, the Vida Cafe features lemon bread pudding, chocolate chip cookies, and cinnamon rolls. Choose from cherry, strawberry rhubarb, or 3 berry pies!

Logger cake with a warm piece of 3 berry pie / Vida Cafe / Facebook

Have you had a chance to eat here yet? Let us know about your experience in the comments!

Location: 45641 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, OR 97488, USA
Phone: (541) 896-3289

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Wednesdays. Hours are subject to change, so make sure and follow them on Facebook.

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Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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