Yesterday, my friend Kathryn introduced me to Poppies, one of Sisters’ newest — and most unique — additions. It’s a combo garden center/gourmet cafe, located only slightly off the beaten path (221 S. Main).
After ordering, we sat outside in Poppies’ charming backyard patio, a lush green setting outfitted with all sorts of colorful plant life and equally festive garden artworks. It was a perfect day for outdoor dining, sunny and just slightly cool with a bit of a breeze — just enough to set the multicolored glass pinwheels that adorned several yard sculptures a-spinnin’.
Inside, there’s an innovative selection of lunch options to choose from (we split a molasses-balsamic tri-tip wrap with homemade sweet-potato chips), much of which features organic locally grown fare. There’s also a cozy cluster of tables for in-house dining, plus a selection of gourmet foods, teas, household products and such for sale.
I’d elaborate a bit more about the menu but that might well be a waster of time — I was told the dining fare is about to change significantly in anticipation of fall. The new menu is supposed to be unveiled on Friday; I’m not sure whether it will feature the same Caribbean-Cajun-Southern influences (co-owner/chef Brian Shea hails from Savannah, Georgia). I know I’ll be back to find out!
Below are a few photos from my visit:
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Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.
Thanks Lisa! We are so happy you liked it. Great pictures by the way…
This is so cool! They have a lot of these garden/cafes in Ireland and Scotland and I love them! When I’m in Sisters, this will be a must-visit.