A Question and an Answer

Several customers have recently asked me if we plan to expand.  It’s great that our cafe is doing so well, and our reviews are overwhelmingly positive.  From an outsider’s perspective, I understand that it would seem to be our next step.  Mario and I have decided to not expand, that we’ll keep our operation local, because there’s only one of him and one of me.  We want to keep the service at a specific level and the food cooked only one way – my way and Mario’s way.  We wouldn’t be able to do that with multiple venues, no matter how well trained the staff; experienced cooks have their own style, and great cashiers and up front people have their own way of handling people.  Besides, we’re happy where we are with the employees we have – why expand?

And the results are in…

About 3 months ago, we asked our customers and friends to cast their votes for the Best of the Best here in Colfax, and for the second year running, you’ve all showed your love for our cafe  by voting us best in Casual Dining, Catering, Ethnic Food, Lunch AND Restaurant. Best of the best 2016Well, just like the picture says!  LOL!

Our overall philosophy is it’s one thing to have a “business”, it’s another to have a cozy place to eat great food, chat and return to again and again.  We like to think we’ve created that cozy place.  We love our small community and want to give our best!  I mean, isn’t Colfax a great place to live?!

So, thank you, thank you!  We look forward to serving you in the coming year!

A New Addition to the Cafe Luna Family!

Mario slammed 1

Busy Mario

We’ve been so busy here at our cafe!  With the article in the Foothills magazine – pg 26! and warmer weather, our waiting times for service had sneaked up to an hour.  Gasp!  When informed of this, most of you decided to wait it out – thank you! thank you! – but we knew this couldn’t continue.  Our food is great, but we understand that our customers have busy lives and can’t consistently spend a leisurely hour waiting for their lunch or dinner.

As it happens sometimes, when need reaches a certain point, help comes along from the most unexpected source.  In this case, Mario’s brother, Benjamin Cerecedo.  He is also an accomplished cook and has worked in many Santa Cruz restaurants and most recently

Benjamin

Mr. Benjamin Cerecedo

opened a new restaurant on the Santa Cruz wharf, Firefish.  The need to be closer to family and see his nieces grow up was the motivation for him to make the move to our small town, and he couldn’t have come at a better time.  He loves Colfax and he and Mario have been hatching up plans for new specials, new menu items and expanded hours.  There will be a lot more for you lunatics to love and there will be more reasons for those who haven’t tried our awesome food to get on in here!

It’s That Time of Year

Lauren loves Mario!

Lauren loves Mario!

With Christmas upon us, we would like to express our appreciation for all our regulars, for all our newly discovered customers, for all the wonderful reviews we have received over the years and the memories you have given us.  It hasn’t always been easy – not to say that it’s a piece of cake now! – and we have taken some risks but it’s all been worth it.  We wouldn’t have this place anywhere else with such awesome people!

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

First Blog Post!

We are so excited to have a blog!  Mario and I have been working so hard to make it all come together these last few

Lauren taking an order

Lauren taking an order

Mario crafting a salad

Mario crafting a salad

years, and it’s starting to feel like it’s happening.  And what an auspicious way to start our corner of the website – we were awarded the Best of the Best 2015 in Colfax!  We really appreciate our loyal customers, who without their support, we wouldn’t be here, so thank you, thank you!