The grand opening of Crü Cafe is Friday, June 2nd. We stopped by today for a soft opening. Had sandwiches, coffee, and pastries. There’s a large heavy wood table for 8, smaller tables for couples or singles.

An enviting couch is placed with a low table in front of a faux fireplace. This could be very comfortable in the winter months, and was certainly looked good on this particularly warm summer-ish day in May.

Music in the styles of Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr. played on the sound system.

The owner, Izell, was a Marine and served in Afghanistan. Supporting our wonderful American-owned businesses here at home is a pleasure. Her daughter brought food and drinks to our table, was very personable, and along with her mom was willing to accommodate the desires of two somewhat choosy individuals.

I made the suggestion to include lemon bars, because they’re my favorite, and I would stop by often just for those tasty delights. Hopefully they follow up and include them in their mix of pastries, sandwiches and hot and cold beverages.

Crü Cafe is located in Mission Viejo, in the old Von’s shopping center on Los Alisos, just down the road from the Ayres Suites you can see from the 241 Toll Road. It will a good place to stop at early or late. Very nice environment, food was excellent, and service fantastic. I know they’ve signed a 5 year lease, so wishing them every success. So far, excellently done.

Click here for their Facebook page.