The name is Elijah Bleu’s (named after owner’s Dawn and John Evan’s son) and the food and coffee are fantastic. Located next to For Goodness Sake at 10115 Donner Pass Road in Downtown Truckee, it’s a great place to grab a cup of Joe (Bluebottle Coffee is the brand) and some tasty treats featuring an organic menu inspired by the South. So far I have experienced and incredible tuna sandwich, turkey/swiss melt, and best of all a hearty and flavorful breakfast cereal with quinoa, spelt, barley, dried fruit and walnuts…yummo! The coffee is great and there is a kids menu to boot which includes my son Colby’s favorite, a Nutella and banana sandwich.
With cold days ahead and hungry bellies after long days on the slope, this is a good place to swing by and grab something for the road or kick up your feet and enjoy the laid back ambiance with pig picures (yes, as I said before it’s inspired by the South), warm paint and cozy window seats packed with pillows.
There are a few things I really like about this place…
1. It is being managed by my good friend, the highly talented Kimmie Bullock.
2. The food is HEALTHY and organic.
3. The owner Dawn loves my 5 month old baby Bennett and has a new habit of holding him when I arrive, giving me a moment to unwind and ENJOY!
4. Located next to my favorite local community assett, For Goodness Sake.