Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Little Red Caboose Cafe in Blaine, WA

Thursday was a day off for me.  I took Wayne to the Vancouver Boat Show for Off the Grid presentations then took my time getting back to Bellingham. My first stop was the Peace Arch International Park, a free zone between the Canadian and U.S. border crossings.

After clearing customs, I stopped in Blaine, Washington. After strolling around the marina and looking at boats, I got hungry. I drove down Blaine's main drag, aptly named Peace Arch Portal Way, and found a cute little cafe in a remodeled caboose.

Not only is the Little Red Caboose Cafe cute, it has great food.  It's family owned by Dave and Susan Smith. They are open for breakfast with traditional combos and early morning sandwiches, and lunch with sandwiches (including Philly cheese steak) and salads. Or just stop by for a latte inside or on the patio.

I opted for a wrap. Sorry, I was so hungry I took a bite before taking the picture.  But that lets you see how good it looks inside and out.

I love trains.  I love good food. I can't think of a better way to combine both into a fantastic treat.

Do you have any special family owned restaurants or shops that you love to visit? I'd love to hear about them. -- Margy


  1. We love trains too, and on our last trip across Canada we actaully saw a red caboose hooked up to a train. We have a couple of favourite restaurants, especially for breakfast.

  2. Dining in a train is always great fun..especially if it is a very old one...they have so much style. Your wrap looks pretty good too:)

  3. I love trains too! I have travelled across Canada few times on the VIA Rail. Met a lot of interesting people.

  4. I've never dined on a train, but I'd like to someday. Nice photos!

  5. Kris, we are so proud! There is nothing better than self made success! Keep up the hard work….Julie
    Blaine Real Estate

  6. I love trains also! When I was 19, I took a 4 day train trip from Memphis to Portland, Oregon. Memories! The wrap looks good and it sounds like you had a nice day off.


  7. Looks like a great place for lunch


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy