Twede's Cafe Makes Drastic Menu Change: Cherry Pie and Damn Fine Coffee Replaced by Pop-Tarts and Postum


Due to inflation and the rising costs for ingredients, Twede's Cafe announced it will no longer be serving its famous cherry pie and a “damn fine” cup of coffee. 

In their place, customers will find a cherry-flavored Pop-Tart and a dixie cup of Postum. While North Bend is a small town that is no stranger to the effects of inflation and food shortages, the news has left many feeling incredibly disappointed, with many residents shocked by the drastic menu change.

Twede’s Cafe is perhaps most famously known because it featured prominently in David Lynch's classic television show, Twin Peaks, back in the 1990s. This popular series made local establishments such as Twede’s instantly recognizable worldwide. This menu change is all the more devastating for fans everywhere who may never get to experience two signature items featured on the show.

Myra Fieldsworth, resident of Si View, has lived in North Bend since 1954. She remembers visiting Twede’s, then named the Mar-T Cafe, with her family after church on Sundays, "the smell was so inviting with warm pies baking in the ovens – it really brought people together.” She added, “it won't be the same without a delicious slice of cherry pie, but damn, I do love myself a delicious Pop-Tart!"

Twin Peaks fans and loyal patrons still hold out hope that coffee prices may go down soon enough allowing them to enjoy a “damn fine” cup of coffee once again. The news of the switch to Postum, which was described by one concerned North Bend resident as “wheat germ, mixed in hot water,” has not been well-received.

Similar stories are being heard across town as more restaurants and stores struggle under inflationary pressures. But despite these difficulties, many remain hopeful that locals will continue patronizing businesses in spite of these hard times - especially since having places like Twede's is what gives our small town its character and charm.

Pop-Tarts are a brand of toaster pastries produced and distributed by Kellogg's since 1964, consisting of a sweet filling sealed inside two layers of thin, rectangular pastry crust. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster or microwave oven.

Postum is a powdered roasted grain beverage popular as a coffee substitute. Beloved by Mormons, the caffeine-free beverage was first crafted by Post Cereal Company founder C. W. Post in 1895 and marketed as a healthier alternative to coffee.