UPDATE — Stella's Cafe

In a year, the cafe has grown in size and menu options

click to enlarge Stella\'s chicken salad sandwich
Stella\'s chicken salad sandwich

It’s been more than a year now since Tony Brown and his mom Marti opened Stella’s Café just east of the courthouse. While a lot has changed at the sandwich shop during that time, one thing hasn’t; the delicious and versatile flavors packed into everything on the menu.

Head to Stella’s during the weekday lunch rush, and you’ll see eager customers — regulars and newbies — lined up out the front door, waiting to sink their teeth into one of Stella’s gourmet-style yet moderately priced ($8) sandwiches, like the longtime favorite tofu banh mi.

What started out as a tiny, 15-seat café a year ago has since expanded to meet customer demand and the vision of its owners, with the addition of more than twice as much seating, a savory breakfast menu and a full bar that in the next month will start serving creatively concocted cocktails to complement the café’s eclectic sandwiches, rotating soups, salads and scratch-baked goods.

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...