410 S. Main St., Ellensburg
This small, vibrant taqueria has a traditional menu with big flavors. The cheerful restaurant and staff create a pleasant atmosphere and the food is delicious. Try their famous Burrito Timbón, which is over 13 inches long! You also can't go wrong with their fresh tacos and flavorful sangria.
Other options include Kabob House
(119 W. 5th Ave., Ellensburg) or The Sunset Cafe
(318 E. 1st St., Cle Elum).
1201 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg
1201 Bagels offers tasty breakfast and lunch options with 11 types of bagels and a variety of spreads, meats and cheeses. The stand shares a lot with Koletty's Koffee so stop for coffee first and have them call in your bagel order so that it's ready when you drive up! Genius, right? We recommend the Eggs Bennie Bagel (fried egg, ham, and hollandaise spread) on your choice of bagel!
After breakfast, explore the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park
. Or, take a scenic drive on Barn Quilt Trail
. Find information and an interactive tour area map here
Day Two: Afternoon
107 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg
Home of the 2 for $4 grilled cheese! Yes, you read that right! Pair your tasty sandwich with a bowl of their fantastic tomato bisque for the ultimate lunch combo. Kiddos and adults alike will love the fun twists on grilled cheese that are being served up at Monster Melts.
After lunch, take a family cycling trip on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail
(150 Lake Easton State Park Road, Easton) or explore Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall (220 Gladmar Road, Thorp).
Day Two: Evening
The Brick Saloon
100 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn
The Brick Saloon, circa 1889, is the showcase of impressive vintage interior fixtures, including a 100-year-old back bar made in England, a 23-foot-long running-water spittoon, and a jail cell in the basement. The tavern's rich history is paired with tasty pub fare to provide a memorable experience. Minors are welcome in the family dining area.
Find more options to please the family at Los Cabos Family Mexican Restaurant
(1318 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg) or Village Pizza
(105 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn).
Day Three: Morning
Jenikka's Coffee House
1300 N. Dolarway Rd., Ellensburg
Jenikka's provides delicious homemade baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and espresso at their lovely drive-thru stand. The staff is caring and attentive and will send you on your way with a smile. A great spot to get breakfast and a much-needed coffee before you hit the road!
Before you head home, squeeze in one more hike to Red Top Lookout
or take a look at Dick and Jane's Spot
(101 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg).