Yellow Cat Cafe

Hey Benders –

Sorry for the long post hiatus. It was a busy spring to say the least.

My husband and I got back on Sunday night from a two-week trip to Thailand and Cambodia. After almost 30 hours of travel from Bangkok to South Bend and a 13-hour time difference, we were seriously suffering from jetlag. On Tuesday morning, we woke up at 4 am and were unable to go back to sleep. So, to make the most of the situation (and the lack of food in our fridge), we decided to try a new South Bend restaurant – Yellow Cat Café.

Conveniently, Yellow Cat Café opens at 6 a.m. for breakfast and is less than a mile from our house. When we arrived, there were only a couple of early risers in the restaurant, but the staff was super chipper and friendly. I ordered a vegetarian omelet, which was filled with onions, peppers, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms, with grits and a biscuit. Bob ordered the breakfast burrito.

Both entrees were great and with a coffee and orange juice, our bill came to less than $20.

Yellow Cat is located at 808 East Colfax on the East Race side of downtown South Bend. Dixie and Colfax Café were previously housed in this location. It’s a cute breakfast stop with great food at reasonable prices.

While the restaurant is usually only open for breakfast from 6 am to 2 pm, they also serve dinner on Friday nights from 4-8 pm.