At Stimulus, we’re up and baking long before the sun rises. The coast is still peacefully quiet as we start rolling the dough, warming our ovens, setting the coffee to brew. It’s about getting everything ready before the rest of Pacific City even gets out of bed. And it’s all worth it when 6 am arrives and we open our doors to you—and to another perfect day in our little beach town.

Stop in anytime for a light breakfast or lunch, a sweet treat, or another cup of Joe. Our coffee is rich, Oregon-roasted, and flowing all the way to 6 pm. Spread out in our airy sunroom, with a few friends or a good thick book. Watch through the big bakery window as we create homemade breads and our signature Beach Buns. Choose from among our fresh-baked pastries (this is the hard part), grab a window seat, and stare out at the ocean.

Then sit back, breathe deep, and watch the waves rise…and flow.

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meet our

pastry chef

 

The workday starts for Ana De Lanoy at 4 a.m., when the streets that lead to Stimulus are nearly empty and the sky is velvety dark. On go the bakery lights, the proofing box and the ovens. Then Ana begins two hours of full-steam-ahead baking. Outside her kitchen window, the morning sun turns the clouds a rosy pink, as surfers and dory boats appear on the shore to scout the early waves. By 6 a.m., Ana and her staff will have baked a full display case of Beach Buns, buttery brioche, scones, muffins, Danishes, bagels, and sandwich breads—all warm and waiting for the day’s first customers.

Ana, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and formerly a pastry cook at The Allison Inn, grew up watching her father, also a pastry chef, create spectacular goodies in the family kitchen. Now she creates her own signature items for Stimulus, including the decadent and popular Cinnamon Bliss. “I like seeing the finished product and seeing people enjoy it,” Ana says, “knowing that I did something that made someone happy.” 

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33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr                Pacific City, OR 97135

(503) 965-4661
info@stimuluscafe.com

Open Daily, Six to Six

Available for private events;
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