Comfort Food Cafe Style at Bobby C’s Cafe (Now Closed)
Let’s face it, the majority of Phoenix Area residents were not born here. We were transplanted from somewhere else for a variety of reasons. Most of these transplants, of which I am one, originally hail from somewhere in the Mid-West. Myself from Illinois and Amy (my PhoenixBites colleague) from Oklahoma.
What we have gained in warm winters and sunshine all year we may have lost Granny’s recipe for Chicken Noodles served over Mashed Potatoes or Aunt Bessie’s heavily guarded recipe for Broasted Chicken. If you have been contemplating a move back to your roots, I am here to save you a little money on relocation fees!
Bobby C’s Cafe has all of these great Mid-western classics and so many more. Bobby Carrillo and his Mother-In-Law, Claudia Titus (yes, you read that right!) opened the doors on the 5th of November of 2010 and have been enticing patrons with their fresh every morning Rainbow Donuts and small town classics.
Bobby was originally in the construction business and when the economy started to bottom out, he realized that it was now or never to pursue his dream. He had always talked with his mother about opening up a Burro shop, and after she passed he realized that there’s no sense waiting around for the “right opportunity”, so he went for it.
Bobby C’s Cafe is a culmination of old family favorites along with delicious breakfast burritos and they are always willing to hear from their customers. They welcome menu suggestions as well as any other ideas you might have. One customer that frequents the cafe for his morning coffee and donut mentioned that they really preferred to have a coffee mug for their coffee as opposed to the standard Styrofoam cup. From that suggestion, Bobby and Claudia are working on a few ideas of how they can make that happen for their customers. Little things like that, listening to what your customers likes and dislikes are, is a true testament to the level of care and service Bobby C’s provides.
Did I mention the food? Bobby C’s uses only fresh ingredients with the majority of the menu items being made to order. On the morning of my visit I had a delightful Chorizo Breakfast Burrito. I have a dirty secret – I have been known to frequent an establishment or to with ‘Berto’ somewhere in the name, just to get my breakfast burrito fix. Often times with these burritos, you end up with a nice stream of red grease down your wrist. No such situation at Bobby C’s. I can honestly say that I have never had such a light chorizo burrito. It was full of flavor but not greasy – perfect. I have to mention that I also had both of my boys in tow when I visited. Both Bobby and Claudia were great with them. They were both very friendly and interacted with both boys. As a mom, I really appreciate when people acknowledge my children and don’t ignore them as a nuisance.
Bobby C’s Cafe is a great place to go for a donut or a full on breakfast. They are open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 2pm. They have a fair sized dining room, nothing fancy, but very comfortable. You won’t find any meal combination, whether breakfast or lunch over $7.00. (My chorizo burrito was only $3.99.)
It was delicious, but I have to say that while we were eating, I overheard another patron talking about how amazing their Fried Bologna sandwich was and I may have shed a tear. Their sandwich was topped with a fried egg, cheese and green chili. I die. Next time, Bobby and Claudia, next time!!
Make sure you call (623-587-4706) or check their Faceook business page to check on their weekly specials. They are located at 2040 W Deer Valley Road in Phoenix, 85027.