Cafe C5

Southwest Restaurant

Popular Lunch Menu Items

Tacos with Mahi Mahi

Three tacos each with two tortillas. One is slightly crispy and the other soft. Tillamook cheddar is next with a blend of napa cabbage, carrots and red cabbage topped with our Tequila Lime Taco Sauce, pico de gallo and more cotija. Your choice of protein and a drizzle of more Tequila Lime Taco Sauce. (VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GF available)

Pub Burger

Toasted potato bun with our burger sauce, lettuce, thin sliced red onion and tomato. Stacked with your choice of one or two seasoned wagyu patties and Tillamook cheddar cheese.

C5 Mac & Cheese

Campanelle pasta tossed in our mild roasted poblano, garlic and Tillamook cheese mac sauce.  Topped with pico de gallo.
(VEGETARIAN) (VEGAN, GF available)

Beachbreak Salad

Chopped iceberg with a drizzle of Cilantro Lime Ranch. Topped with roasted corn & blackeyed pea salsa, pico de gallo, Tillamook cheddar, avocado and crispy tortilla strips. Add your choice of proteins.
(VEGETARIAN, GF) (VEGAN available)

Ellensburg's Best Restaurant

Mission Statement: 
to be Ellensburg's FAVORITE restaurant for a Memorable Culinary Experience.

Cafe C5 is an eclectic Southwestern Restaurant. Our guests rave about our Border Tacos made with a choice of meats. The Pub Burger is made with your choice of one or two Wagyu beef patties and Tillamook cheddar cheese. The three menu items that are from our original menu in 2015  are the Poblano Mach & Cheese, Double Tillamook cheese Grilled Cheese and The Southwest Wrap. We also have a variety of salads and sandwiches with some Asian and American flair. 

The dining room is comfortable with both custom wood booths and tables with chairs. The dining area represents yesteryear with authentic bicycles displayed that were made in the building when it was a manufacturing site in the early 1900's. We are your from scratch grub spot. We put love into every entrée we make. Our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced whenever possible. We don't use microwaves or take shortcuts. This allows us to bring you bold flavors that will leave your belly happy. Many eating lifestyles are accommodated. We love to make it your way.

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Cafe C5

213 W 4th AVE 

STE 104

Ellensburg, WA 98926



Downtown Ellensburg 

behind the Daily Record 

across from the Palace Cafe

Founded August of 2015 as Curbside on 5th we were a late night stop for the bar crowd. Our cute 144 square foot building was situated perfectly for the b hoppers. Word spread fast and after 3 months you demanded we open our menu to the lunch and dinner crowd. With and expanded menu and a wonderful summertime patio we thrived though 2018. A forced relocation of the restaurant also found a new name Cafe C5 in 2019. Now in the new space we are able to offer indoor seating with another expanded menu. Enjoy our complimentary potato chips made in house and served with our honey mustard dipping sauce while you browse the menu. Select your choice of beverages including beer and wine. We have appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrees and desserts.