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Greasy Spoon Cafe

48396 Highway 101, Langlois, OR - (541) 348-2514
Posted By Francesca Contreras on 11/17/2010 9:57:00 AM
Unpretentious. That's what you'll think when you step foot inside the Greasy Spoon Cafe in Langlois, Oregon. Set alongside Highway 101 with a small lighted sign announcing itself, the GSC beckons you in with its amazing smells. Stopping to make a phone call outside the cafe, I was drawn inside by the delicious smells of eggs and bacon frying.

Ordering a couple eggs (sunny side up, please) and biscuits with gravy, I was immediately taken with the GSC's owner, Evelyn, who is a whirlwind in motion. Within minutes of my arrival, all six of the available booths inside the cafe had been filled and Evelyn quickly had her arms full with all the breakfasts ordered.

To my amusement, one of Evelyn's regulars got up, reached behind the counter for the coffeepot and proceeded to give all the tables a fill-up while Evelyn shouted at all of us not to overwork her best free employee.

The regulars at the cafe are very friendly and Evelyn is a wonderful lady. Her kitchen area looks like a set out of the 1950s and I'm not talking kitschy 1950s like she went to Pottery Barn and paid a fortune for new stuff that looks old. I'm talking, this woman has been using the same stuff for years and it's well-worn and proves that she KNOWS COOKING. They always say that truckers know the best places to eat so I wasn't surprised to find several semi trucks parked outside.

If you're looking for a place to stop and grab some grub, chat with a fine lady and soak up some Langlois atmosphere, be sure to stop at the Greasy Spoon Cafe. Open for breakfast and lunch daily.

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Homemade biscuits with gravy and two eggs over easy were absolutely delicious and tasted just like my grandma's cooking.
"Homemade biscuits with gravy and two eggs over easy were absolutely delicious and tasted just like my grandma's cooking. "
Francesca Contreras





The menu calls the grilled ham & cheese Wayne's Wonder and promises it to be
"The menu calls the grilled ham & cheese Wayne's Wonder and promises it to be "grilled and gooey.""
Cliff Strutz


Evelyn runs the place by herself and picks the menu - which changes daily.
"Evelyn runs the place by herself and picks the menu - which changes daily. "
Francesca Contreras


Evelyn is a feisty grandma-type who doesn't take any guff off her regular customers. Like the sign says, this ain't Burger King!
"Evelyn is a feisty grandma-type who doesn't take any guff off her regular customers. Like the sign says, this ain't Burger King!"
Francesca Contreras


I felt like I'd been transported back in time when I walked in the door. Looks just like my grandma's kitchen back in Ohio.
"I felt like I'd been transported back in time when I walked in the door. Looks just like my grandma's kitchen back in Ohio."
Francesca Contreras


Laid back and casual. There are just 6 booths in the entire restaurant -- plus a couple picnic tables outside.
"Laid back and casual. There are just 6 booths in the entire restaurant -- plus a couple picnic tables outside."
Francesca Contreras


This is the exterior to the Greasy Spoon Cafe located on Highway 101 in the tiny town of Langlois (pop. 400).
"This is the exterior to the Greasy Spoon Cafe located on Highway 101 in the tiny town of Langlois (pop. 400)."
Francesca Contreras



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