A café with a western flare
If you like the appeal of Western design, pool tables and games, and good food without a bar atmosphere, you will find all of these at Prineville's new café, The Wrangler.
When you walk into the cozy café, your eyes are met with the rich appeal of pine accents and tables, and a Western flare that includes walls adorned with local ranch brands.
Chris and Cody Suiing opened The Wrangler on Nov. 1. They also own the Horseshoe Saloon, Sons of Beer, and Crooked River Advanced Plumbing.
The building at Aspen Parks Center had been empty for an extended period of time. It is located behind Sons of Beer and Papa Murphy's, and next to the liquor store. After weeks of hard work, the doors to the café officially opened.
"We wanted to do something different, as far as a café, and have a place that people come to and play pool and shuffleboard that is not a bar scene," commented Chris Suiing.
She went on to say, "We are a café — we will offer food and drinks, daily soups, sandwiches, wraps, and salads made fresh to your order."Â
In addition to the pool tables and shuffleboard, they have darts and Jenga. The premises offer customers an atmosphere with a Western flavor, complete with salad bar, homemade soups and sandwiches, and a potato bar. Large, flatscreen televisions grace the walls for sports enthusiasts or those wishing to catch up on their favorite cable programs.
"We have got football, Pac-12, and all the football stations to watch football games," added Chris.
During football season, the café has been a popular hangout.
Chris elaborated that they have a different soup each day, as well as a sandwich special of the day. They offer bagel sandwiches as well. A baked potato with your choice of toppings from the salad bar is also available. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will be getting lottery machines in the next two weeks, which is the reason that the premises is only open to patrons 21 years or older. They do offer bottled beer and bottled alcoholic drinks.
Chris stated that the lottery machines must be enclosed to allow minors onto the premises. She and Cody chose to have them open, which provides more of a café atmosphere. They also are required to have the windows tinted.
In all, she said that it took approximately one month of steady work to remodel the building and make it what it is today. In the Western theme, they have initiated brands from local residents, and are encouraging anyone who wants to share their brand to display on the wall to bring it in.
"We just wanted to keep it simple and easy, and different from what else is in town," said Chris.
Owners: Cody and Chris Suiing
Aspen Parks Center, behind Sons of Beer and Papa Murphy's
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday
They are also available on Facebook, with daily sandwich and soup specials posted on Facebook as well
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