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All-day breakfast spot coming to Edwards

Caramie Schnell
cschnell@vaildaily.com
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailyA sign hangs in the window of Cafe 163 Wednesday in Edwards advertising its opening sometime next month
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VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –Edwards folks will have another breakfast restaurant option come mid-May. Cafe 163, located in the former Sato’s location in Edwards Village Center, will open in the next two to three weeks, said Jeff Sandoval, the restaurant’s co-owner. Sandoval and Peter Mueller, both of Sato’s, are opening the restaurant together.

“We’re going to do comfort breakfast food all day, from open to close,” Sandoval said. “Eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, pancakes, French toast. You know when you go out of town and say ‘I really want to go to that sweet breakfast place’? We want to be that kind of place.”

As with any truly great breakfast spot, coffee is key, which is why Sandoval has spent a significant amount of time focusing on the coffee component.



“We’re going to try to use Pablo’s Coffee, which is a small roasting company in Denver. Their coffee is really good …. We want to be the Loaded Joe’s of Edwards.”

The restaurant will offer scones, pastries, muffins and housemade coffee cake.



Along with an all-day breakfast menu, the restaurant will serve lunch. The signature lunch item will be shwarma, a Middle Eastern sandwich wrap similar to a gyro.

“Not a lot of people know about it,” Sandoval said. “But we want people to come for that, it’ll be a staple.”

The lunch menu will also include items like slider burgers and will bring some of the sandwiches from the old Ray’s (where Sato’s relocated to), including the grilled vegetable pressed sandwich and a turkey reuben.



“We’ll run some specials too, like fried chicken,” Sandoval said.

The restaurant will offer inside seating, including a few barstools, and a large patio with outdoor tables.

“We also want to encompass a quick-serve restaurant. You can come in, order something and it’ll be up in 5 or 10 minutes,” he said.

The space is being remodeled. The sushi bar has been removed, a bathroom is being added and there’s a new wood floor.

Sandoval said to expect “competitive pricing” with other breakfast spots in the valley like Vail’s Westside Cafe and Route 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail.

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or cschnell@vaildaily.com.


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