At Bernie's Cafe, we are dedicated to serving you. From our bread and pastries to our locally roasted coffee, our menu is made fresh to order. Our priority is ensuring that you receive the best quality service and care, starting with a warm welcome and ending with a homemade meal.
Faith is a native of Wyoming with a love and passion for food and people.
Mealtime was always her favorite as a kid, having a large family meant the gatherings weren't complete without all the homemade fixings. Aunts and uncles, cousins, and siblings would sit down for mealtime together and the food would not disappoint.
She has always been inspired by how a meal can bring people together and delighted in the amazing ways food can be prepared.
Shortly after high school, Faith left the state in the pursuit of a culinary career. She found herself in Colorado working and growing in various kitchens. No matter where the work, one thing stayed certain: she craved to learn more.
"I would pester my chefs with questions trying to absorb as much as I could. Then I would come home researching and writing menu ideas of my own, but I wanted more." Soon after, she enrolled in culinary school. Here, Andrew and Faith met. She claims they not only learned how to cook, but also acquired a greater appreciation of where food comes from and the importance of quality.
"I was working in Colorado to further my culinary knowledge. There are so many delicious tastes that can be brought to life, and I am ready to bring them home."
Andrew grew up in the small southern New Mexican town of Alamogordo. His love for food started at an early age. His grandmother introduced him to gardening, showing him the joy of working with his hands and playing in the dirt.
As Andrew was older, he worked on his own garden which deepened his love for food even more. Eventually, his food interests focused on the kitchen and would test different recipes out on his friends and family. Some were home runs, others not so much. However, this never stopped him from having fun in the kitchen.
Andrew left New Mexico to attend Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, and worked in different kitchens, studied different techniques from chefs, and found new ways to cook. There he learned fundamental knowledge of cooking and met his wife, Faith, which opened the doors of opportunity to his new journey. Soon after they walked to receive their degrees, the two began the adventure of Bernie's Cafe.
"I want people to be able to come and relax, even if it's for five minutes," he says. "My priority when I see anyone come by is to make their day better, whether it's by the food I serve or by my smile."
Bernie is a friendly, smart, sassy, and cute-to-boot chihuahua-pug mix. Being the inspiration behind the cafe, he was very adamant about making sure every guest got wet-nose kisses and happy tail wag greetings. However, with much consideration, the management team thought it best to greet everyone with a warm welcome, just without kisses or tail wags. Being an emotional support animal, he takes his role in Faith and Andrew's life very seriously. On his days off, he loves sunshine patches, warm snuggles, long walks, and his favorite snack, green beans.