Lark Cafe was an unplanned stop for me… the tire pressure warning light came on as I was driving on I-205 going through the Oregon City area. I knew there was a Les Schwab Tires just off the exit at West Linn, so I pulled in and had my tires checked. Once off the freeway, I decided to head a little further into town because I love the feel of historic West Linn.
For being so close to the big city of Portland, West Linn’s historic old town has a village atmosphere and a renovated downtown area that is a pleasure to walk around. The main street sits just a few blocks up the hill from the Willamette River with a nice park right on the banks of the river.
But my destination was coffee. After all, it was before noon and in my book, that calls for coffee. I stopped in at Lark Cafe on the main street. Built inside what appears to be an old post office, it is a bright and open coffee shop. The servers were super friendly. The coffee was good, hot, and strong – just the way I like it. The lemon ginger scone was really, really good. While I didn’t have time to eat, they also serve breakfast and lunch and their menu looks like it is a great place to eat. The cafe is part of a family of restaurants including Allium Bistro and JoLa Cafe who specialize using fresh northwest ingredients in a community atmosphere. See their menu options at Lark Cafe website
I left happy as a lark.