Local Chelan Restaurant Spotlight: Apple Cup Cafe

Apple Cup Cafe is a local Chelan restaurant on East Woodin Ave. that has been in operation since 1957. It gets its name from the Apple Cup Regatta–a hydroplane race across Lake Chelan where race boats compete for prizes. This award-winning cafe is steeped in the local lifestyle and dedicated to the culture of Lake Chelan.


The atmosphere inside Apple Cup Cafe is charming and comforting. Local charm radiates through the restaurant and is evident in all they do, and the welcoming staff will make you feel right at home. The Apple Cup team is dedicated to quality customer service, cleanliness, and great food.


Apple Cup Cafe specializes in American fare, and also features an all day breakfast.

The menu has items for every type of eater, from more adventurous to more reserved. Apple Cup has several senior meal options and a children’s menu, so everyone can find something they love! Check out the full menu here

House favorites include:

  • Eggs béarnaise
  • Swedish pancakes
  • Cottage cheese pancake special
  • Apple cup omelette
  • Tuscan chicken burger
  • Classic Reuben
  • Rib steak
  • Mama’s meatloaf


The prices at Apple Cup Cafe are extremely reasonable, around $11-$30.

Next time you’re visiting Lake Chelan, stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites and stop in at local Chelan restaurant Apple Cup Cafe for some delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

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