Washougal eatery is expanding the possibilities

Corner Cupboard Cafe Bakery will serve pizza after remodel

A longtime local business is under the ownership of several members of the same family.

Jason Spicer, his sister Jocelyn Spicer Shedden and brother-in-law Randy Shedden, have purchased Corner Cupboard Cafe Bakery, in Washougal, from Leonard and Rachael Spencer.

Family involvement in the restaurant also includes the Spicers’ brother Gregory Spicer, sister Judith Spicer-Qualman and nephew Chris Eversaul.

“We are two of nine kids,” Jason Spicer said of him and Jocelyn. They live in Washougal.

Under new management, the eatery has expanded hours to include serving turkey, country fried steak, meatloaf and pork chop dinners, daily from 4 p.m. to closing.

The owners are currently working through the designing and permitting process, with plans to move the baking operations two doors down and remodel the Corner Cupboard kitchen and dining area and add a griddle and pizza oven.

“It’s a big year,” Spicer Shedden said.

In addition to supplying bread and pastries for the cafe, the new baking operations would have food and espresso drinks available to go or to enjoy in a covered outdoor seating area.

“With the ‘E’ Street improvements, sidewalks will be added,” Spicer Shedden said. “Pedestrians and people on bicycles can stop and get a pastry and coffee, or if they are really hungry they can have a sandwich, soup, country dinner, full breakfast or – eventually – pizza.”

Current breakfast choices include French toast, waffles and pancakes, as well as sausage and vegetarian bacon. Sandwich options include French dip and BLTs, while homemade soups include cajun corn and clam chowder.

Bread is baked daily in flavors such as garlic cheese, herb and apple cinnamon raisin, along with homemade apple dumplings, cookies, cupcakes, chocolate chip muffins and cinnamon rolls.

“Our focus is on fresh sandwich breads of consistent quality,” Spicer Shedden said. “I have fun making the cookies.”

There are also peanut butter dog treats available to purchase, as well as root beer floats and ice cream shakes. A “kid’s cafe” menu features chicken breast strips, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and applesauce.

The restaurant’s new owners are interested in participating in the Washougal Farmers Market this summer. Corner Cupboard contributes to the local economy by purchasing honey and fresh fruits and vegetables from Camas Produce, and other supplies from Safeway, Remnant Ranch, Washougal True-Value and Washougal Lumber.

A conference room has seating for up to 20 people, as well as a 60-inch TV screen available for Powerpoint presentations and other viewings. The room can be reserved at no cost.

Corner Cupboard Cafe Bakery, 3010 Evergreen Way, is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast is available on weekdays until 10:30 a.m., and on weekends until 2 p.m. Free wi-fi access is available. The cafe will be temporarily closed during the remodeling project in the spring. For more information, call 835-1267 or visit www.facebook.com/CornerCupboard.

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