The father-and-daughter team of Eric and Alisha Heilman recently expanded the offerings at their Cascade Park coffee house, Madhouse Coffee, with new breakfast and lunch food offerings, including vegan dishes.
The Heilmans said they wanted to create a Panera-style cafe menu for their restaurant at 13503 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite B-4.
“We thought about what fits in a cafe setting. The food needs to taste good. It has to be quick and easy to make and can be made by multiple staff,” Alisha Heilman said.
They said they were pleased with the response. Customers loved the new menu, though there were some kinks that they had to work out so food can get to customers quicker. “It was a wild and crazy time,” Alisha Heilman said.
Popular items include Alice’s favorite grilled cheese with Muenster, pepper jack, and cheddar piled onto basil, tomato, and bacon and vegan sandwiches made with MockingbirdPDX chix, a plant-based patty that tastes like fried chicken.