Cafe Max is a spot where next level-types sip coffee or wine and come up with next level-type ideas.
Your most successful entrepreneur friend probably hangs out here but doesn’t talk about it; like Cafe Max, he/she knows they don’t need to boast to earn your respect. They just do what they do best, which happens to be kind of the best. And may or may not include waffles.
Next level or not, Cafe Max is best visited when you have time to enjoy it. It’s a small, eclectic little spot with exactly the kind of Portland-esque quirk that you’d expect from a place on Colfax. And yes, that includes the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen hardcover sitting on the bookshelf alongside Christopher Alexander and Tolstoy. Seriously. Every time we've been it's there, so if you see it, grab it and read it. Maybe it’s a test and you’ll win something.
The menu at Cafe Max is fairly simple but spans the day so there’s really no bad time to visit. However, breakfast and brunch are probably tops if you’re looking to eat. Breakfast is served all day, so whatever time “breakfast” happens for you before you start "working," you’re covered. Snacks, sandwiches, and soups are impressive as well, and the after dark scene is highly recommended for you early in the game daters not looking to go big on dinner before it’s worth it. Instead you can impress with a cup of coffee and all those big ideas you have, and of course your expert knowledge of all Full House-related literature.
Just shut up and get two or three of these no matter when you go.
A house favorite with organic bananas and organic maple syrup. Simple, simple. A must order.
Crusty pressed sandwich that pairs perfectly with the Tomato Soup (see below). Also comes with a side of fig jelly if you like a sweeter dipping partner.
If it’s cold out, go get this. Perfect hint of rosemary, housemade croutons and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Great.
If you grab the Olsen twin book, pair it with this.