During these winter months there’s nothing like a steaming hot breakfast to start the day off right.
And with the opening of Calla Lily Cafe, 1055 Station Drive, a breakfast like that is on the horizon.
The breakfast and lunch café opened in mid-December 2012, replacing the previous Flappy’s restaurant, which closed right before Thanksgiving.
“It was always our dream to own a restaurant,” said Montgomery resident Dee Lopez, who owns the Calla Lily with her husband, Pedro.
Lopez said her family owns many restaurants and bars in California and she had always wanted to try something similar. She previously owned and managed Precious Moments Daycare in Montgomery for 10 years, giving her the business know-how on how to run a restaurant.
Calla Lilly was named for Lopez's favorite flower, and they are featured throughout the café on the menus and table centerpieces.
The menu features a wide variety of omelettes and eggs, pancakes, French toast plus a hearty amount of sandwiches, wraps and soups for the lunch crowd.
“Everyone really likes the biscuits and gravy,” said Lopez. “And anything that has steak in it. We marinate it really well.”
Currently the restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but Lopez said she’s been considering opening for possible dinner hours on Friday and expanding.
“It’s just been a roller coaster. A really crazy, fun ride,” she said of the experience of opening the café. “It’s a dream come true for us. We never thought we’d be able to [open a restaurant] this fast.”
The Oswego Chamber of Commerce announced via their Twitter that there will be a ribbon cutting for Calla Lily Cafe at noon Thursday, Feb. 21.