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When cold weather rolls around, an internal switch flips for me. I find myself drawn to harvest feasts, savory baked goods made with root vegetables and winter squashes, and all things hearty and heart-warming. Ground zero for satiating these cravings is Laporte’s Me Oh My Coffee and Pie , which offers cozy Americana vibes in spades. (Dylan fans may recognize the restaurant’s name from the folk legend’s tune, “Country Pie.”)
Owner Caitlin Philp’s cafe began in a nearby renovated gas station, and has since grown into a spacious gathering spot where Philp showcases her crowd-pleasing baked goods. The scratch-made pies, which come in flavors such as sweet potato, apple, pecan, and Hubbard squash (from Native Hill Farm just down the road), sell particularly well. Philp, a Northern Colorado native, and her small staff craft each pie by hand, using their “pie-ceps” (get it?) instead of machinery to churn out an average of 150 pies every week.
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There are also pecan rolls, hunks of Noosa yogurt coffee cake, “famous” quiche, pot pies, and loaded breakfast sandwiches. Consider ordering the quiche ($5.50) and a mug of chai ($4.35) to sip on while strolling the 3,000-square-foot building as you wait for your food. There’s plenty to see: fresh-cut flowers for sale, a ladies book-club meeting, a kids’ play nook. Me Oh My is even home to a mercantile replete with local artisan soaps, balms and lotions, earrings made with up-cycled bike tires, and a Native Hill farm stand.
Back at your table, tuck into your generous slice of, say, ham and cheddar quiche (flavors change daily) made with fluffy eggs, beautifully browned cheese, and a buttery pie crust. Or maybe opt for the chicken pot pie ($8), a crust-lover’s dream with a flaky, hand-spiraled crown and ample filling of corn kernels, carrots, peas, lima beans, celery, and diced chicken breast.
Of course, you probably should take a thick slice of pecan pie ($4.25) to-go to placate any sugar-stop urges on the drive home. I certainly did.
3310 W. County Road 54G, Laporte, 970-817-2252