BIGGER AND BETTER

The dining area in the new Bake My Day location is roomy and pleasantly decorated.

Bake My Day Café has been a town favorite since their original opening 11 years ago—now they are celebrating their reopening in a new location, but with the same food we all know and love. The restaurant was introduced to our small community in 2012 by owners Sheena and Shane Salmons after their long move from Phoenix, Arizona. Sheena grew up in the culinary world by starting as a dishwasher when she was just twelve and moving up to run a restaurant by age eighteen, later attending culinary school in Phoenix. Her husband Shane attended business school at Louisiana State University, and then moved to Arizona where he met Sheena. When they moved to Goldendale to be closer to family, Shane surprised Sheena with a proofer and an oven. Their first year of business was limited to espresso and treats, but shortly after they were able to fully open as a restaurant. Since then, time has flown and their business has grown to be a household name for the citizens of Goldendale.

Their previous location was cozy, but their booming business quickly outgrew the small diameters. Throughout the 11 years that they operated at the former location, they were confined to renting the space, never fully owning it. Sheena and Shane put in an extensive amount of work to make the rental space fit their needs, but they had dreams to one day purchase their own building. Until they could make that possible, they put in the hard work to construct a name for themselves and perfect their food. They found the key to a balanced menu with an inclusion of delectable sweet treats, savory breakfast foods, creamy soups, burgers, and more. They also expanded their food options by providing substitutes of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. Through this experience, they grew confident in running a business and cultivating a reputation.