Sol for the Soul

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to visit new places.  I love to find unique and special places to eat, shop and enjoy the local ways of life.  Going to chain restaurants or shops are fine when you are at home and want something familiar, although, even at home I try my best to not frequent chain restaurants or stores to often either.  But when I travel, I absolutely refuse to eat at a chain restaurant if I have any other choices available to me.  I do my best to support small, local businesses and artists as much as possible.  One such local find and gem was Cafe Sol, located in downtown Grand Junction, at 420 Main Street.  The food at Cafe Sol is all fresh and made from scratch daily.  They have an open kitchen that features the foods they prepare fresh for your viewing.  You actually get to see the foods they are preparing for you as they prepare them.  Their goal is “to serve fresh, wholesome foods to customers who are searching for something unique”.  They are very “passionate about sourcing local, organic and high quality ingredients” to serve their patrons.  Cafe Sol offers a good selection of foods that are accommodating to all palettes.  They offer a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as foods to satisfy the meat-eaters too.  A trip to Grand Junction should most definitely include at least one trip to Cafe Sol as well.


Fresh ingredients prepared for you as you wait.  You can see exactly what is being prepared and how.


So many choices.  What to choose, what to choose.


We all shared a piece of this fabulous green chili cornbread.  They tempted us by having it right out in front where we ordered.  We couldn’t resist, and we are glad we didn’t.  it was so moist and fluffy and absolutely delicious.


We all ordered something unique and different.  Everything was scrumptious!  Traci ordered the Dutch pancake with bananas, walnuts and peanut butter.


Taryn’s salad with eggs and avocado toast was definitely a feast.  By the time she had finished eating, it barely looked like she had even touched her food.


Larry opted for a more traditional breakfast burrito, that was grilled to perfection.


I am always up for new ideas, so it was eggs and cornbread with green chili for me.  Who knew this could be so good?!


Our fabulous feast.  Brunch is served.  Time to eat.



*** You can learn more about Cafe sol by checking out their website at


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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