Washburne Cafe Still Serving Great Coffee with a Tasty Food Menu at:
For a number of years this was the website for the Washburne Café. In 2016 the original owners were bought out. See the news article below. The domain registration to the restaurant's website expired and the new owner of the domain decided to keep the site about the cafe in case people inadvertently ended up here while looking for the Washburne Café.
The new cafe owners do have a Facebook page, so we suggest you go there for the most up to date information about what's happening at the Washburne Café: www.facebook.com/WashburneCafeinSpringfield/ or simply go to their current website:
The Washburne Café
326 Main St.
Springfield, OR, USA
+1 541 746 7999
An aside 2020
SO how is the Washburne Cafe doing in this time of Covid 19?
FYI: The Washburne is offering additional sanitization between customers at their tables, (the table numbers say "clean me please" and they are supposed to be left there after you finish) the tables are spread apart, there are fewer seating options, sanitizer at the door, and the staff all wears masks. At their current, website http://washburnecafe.com/, you can order online and purchase gift cards. It's a relief they are hanging in there with support from the community.
We moved Springfield, Oregon when I was a toddler. My father initially was accepted in a postdoctoral research scholar positions at the University of Oregon. He is now a full time professor as is my mother. Although I now live in NYC, I have many friends who still live in the area. I go back every summer, with the exception of 2020, to visit for a month or so. The Washburne Cafe is often where we would meet for breakfast before heading to the Oregon coast to Dunes City which is the perfect mix of sand and water. Siltcoos Lake and Woahink Lake lay surrounded by miles of Oregon's rolling sand dunes. It's amazing. Or for a day of hiking in the Willamette National Forest in the Cascades. In NYC I have watched my local restaurants struggle to survive during the pandemic. When NYC shut down at the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, I sort of freaked out. I was in the third year of an e commerce business that was beginning to be some what profitable. I had just hired what I was hoping would be the best search optimization NYC company to help me further my online goals. Fortunately SEO ZEN NYC had already implemented some changes and we were beginning an ad campaign on Pinterest and Facebook to raise brand awareness and to bring in more new customers. One of the things I liked about Seo Zen NYC is that they are a boutique digital marketing agency focused on helping small and midsize companies. So far my site has been moving up in the google ranks. I am on page 1 for several of my important key words in the google serach. More are on page two. The social media ads paid off for this years Black Friday / Cyber Monday promos.
We are now well into 2021. NYC has reopened and when I walk the streets of my upper West Side neighborhood it is amazing at all the diners eating outside at restaurants. I finally decided to have some work done on my kitchen cabinets. I did a search for cabinet refacing NYC and found Doctor Kitchen. It turns out that SEO ZEN NYC had built this company's site. Small world! My plan is that while I visit Oregon this summer, I will have all my kitchen cabinets refinished. I have a contractor who will oversee the work while I am away and will add new hardware once the cabinets are done. I can then come back to a "new" kitchen. I had considered getting custom cabinets made, but refinishing them will be considerably less expensive, less disruptive, and take a much shorter time to complete. I am really excited to visit my folks this summer. We will definitely be stopping by the Washburne Cafe. We are all vaccinated and although I still plan to wear a mask on the plane, traveling doesn't seemed to be as fraught.
When I check the facebook page for the Washburne Cafe and see how they are augmenting their income with branded gift boxes/bags, mugs, shirts, gift cards, treats boxes, I totally get it. I bought my parents a couple of their T shirts for Christmas My parents sent me a Washburne Cafe gift boxes filled with include stickers, a mug, coffee beans, a cute jar filled with our house made syrup, and other treats. I hope that with the roll out of 2 Covid vaccines in December and with a new administration coming in in January that has vowed they would make a determined push to get more US folks vaccinated, I will be able to safely travel to Oregon and visit in either July or August 2021. Can't wait to drop in at the Washburne Cafe for one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches and a cup of Cappuccino.
The Washburne Cafe, located in the historic Springfield Armory building, is the spot for homecooked food and a relaxing atmosphere in downtown Springfield Oregon.
Serving breakfast, lunch, interesting salads, homemade soups, fresh baked coffee cake, pastries, cookies and a wide variety of coffee drinks, the Washburne Cafe is the perfect spot to eat and enjoy your day.
The Café is open for breakfast, lunch and private parties in the evening. Our eclectic menu offers something for everyone. Our breakfast offerings include ~ steel cut oats, omelets, to our popular breakfast bowl made up of eggs, potatoes, bacon or ham to bagels with cream cheese. Lunches feature homemade soups, our popular Panini sandwiches, wraps and daily specials. We also feature a full espresso bar and a variety of homemade baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Washburne Café also has free WiFi, so bring your laptop.
The Washburne Café also has a great selection of greeting cards, candles and other gift items available.
Schedule your next off-site meeting in our private meeting room. There is no charge for using the space and we are happy to do a special menu to accommodate your group. The Washburne is also available "after hours" during the week for your special events.
The Washburne Café is owned and operated by Marilou Heriot and is located in a historic building that housed the former Springfield Armory. The business incorporates the exposed brick wall, 100-year-old floors to create a cozy atmosphere with a urban vibe.
326 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Available for large groups - call ahead for details.
Breakfast is served from 7:30am-11:00am during the week & 8:00am-2:00pm on the weekends.
Editor's Note: In the year before they shut down there were reporters here on many occasions talking to staff, trying to find more information on a con man, George Binakis. They were following tips that suggested that George was hiding out and living here in the basement. For those who don't know, George Binakis defrauded elderly condo owners by posing as a contractor and promising to renovate their apartments. He stole over $65,000 from a woman by gaining her complete trust and sympathy - he constantly mentioned a severe heart condition requiring a pacemaker and frequent cardio monitoring. George was so convincing that when he vanished with her money, she actually thought George had suffered a heart attack. StreetTalk mentioned that Binakis was reportedly headed to Springfield, OR, and this was the beginning of the futile hunt for George Binakis at our humble cafe.
MENU circa 2013
Coffee & Espresso
Did you know that coffee has been around since the thirteenth century? That's a long time to work on making the perfect cup of coffee. But we like to think we're pretty much there.
We source our coffee beans from the local Eugene roaster, Cascade Estates Coffee. We use the Sumatra blend in our popular house coffee. The Sumatra beans are some of the most complex in the world and are highly prized due to the delightful smooth, rich, heavy body and low acidity.
Breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day. Make sure your day starts with the best! Come in for an omelet, scramble or heart-healthy oatmeal and fresh fruit.
Omelets and Scrambles are served with Ciabatta toast and roasted red potatoes.
We have a variety of sweet treats that are made for you by The Washburne staff.
All of our soups are made fresh, every morning. The soup menu is du jour. (Meaning, we don’t have a set daily soup.) Our soup selection depends on seasonal ingredients and the whim of Marilou.
Check out our soup of the day on our Facebook page or give us a call! Or take a culinary chance and let us surprise you! You won’t regret it.
Panini Sandwiches & Wraps
Who doesn't love a good sandwich? Did you know people were making sandwiches way before they were even called that? Back in the middle ages, it was just a handy way of containing meat while you travelled.
Our Panini Sandwiches are made on fresh-baked focaccia bread. Our Panini's and Wraps are served with Kettle Chips. Or get a half sandwich or wrap and add a salad or cup of home made soup.
Fresh, crisp and nutritious, the Washburne Cafe salads are a mix of fresh spring greens and in-season vegetables.
Alone or alongside half a sandwich or cup of soup, your should treat yourself to a little bit of green!
- Washburne Chicken Salad
A delightful mixture of diced chicken breast, celery, dried canberries, pecans, green onions dressed with a honey mustard aioli, and served on a bed of spring greens.
- Greek Salad
Fresh spring greens, Kalamta olives, marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Add chicken breast for additonal $2.00 Vegetarian
- House Green Salad
Fresh spring greens with cucumbers, tomatoes and your choice of dressing, served with a slice of Ciabatta toast. Vegetarian
- House Salad and Cup of Soup
Our house salad with your choice of dressing served with a cup of soup
- Chicken Caesar Salad
Chopped Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, Grated Parmesan cheese, Croutons topped with Chicken
Wine & Beer
We have wine and beer available to enjoy by the glass.
- Hogue Chardonnay
This Washington state wine offers the spicy and rich aromas of nutmeg, pear, pineapple and creamy butterscotch.
- Seven Daughters Red Blend
This intriguing California wine shows exuberant fruit flavors. The presence of Syrah compliments the wine with a closing note of peppery spice for a memorable finish
Pinot Noir from Monterey County
Oregon Pinot Gris from King Estates
A wonderful compliment to your breakfast! Made withorange juice & Segura Viudas sparkling wine.
Full Sail Brewing ~ Deschutes Brewery ~ Pyramid ~ Hop Valley