Café Carambola

Latin lunches • Beautiful nourishment • Bright flavors  610 W Hubbard, #110 • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 • (208) 676-8784

I'm looking for something healthy before we hit the lake for some paddle boarding. This spot is small and unassuming, but the crowd tips us off: there is something special going on. When our sandwiches and salads arrive at the table, we see what all the fuss is about. The veggies are as brilliantly colored as our glass bottles of soda, and the savory, perfectly spiced meats almost melt in our mouths. Plus, Carlos and Columba set the tone with their smiles: this family-owned lunch spot is as friendly as it is flavorful.

KEY FEATURES: A true local jewel specializing in authentic, creatively crafted Latin American cuisine. A lunch stop for tamales, side salads, quesadillas, and tortas (try the El Cubanito) provides an experience not soon forgotten. You’ll find many accommodations for vegetarians and vegans, and meet a staff that feels like family. Read the flawless online reviews, and go get in line.