Local Business Spotlight: Spoons Cafe, The Garage #visitMcKinneyTX

From Karen Klassen, Spoon’s Cafe in McKinney TX

In the summer of 2004, I found myself pulling the ovens out of my house, taking my KitchenAid mixer and opening Spoons Cafe in Downtown McKinney. I was unemployed, had no money and no experience in the restaurant industry.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had an idea that #downtownmckinney needed a small place to grab a great breakfast. Most people thought that I was crazy, but I thought – ‘Hey, I have nothing to lose.’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spoons started with a very small menu serving breakfast and lunch. Fun fact: My first pie case actually came from Goodwill and was so small we only served coconut and chocolate pie.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In 2008, I built the café as you see it today. Spoons Cafe is now open 7 days a week and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I think has made Spoons Cafe continue to grow over the last 13 years is not only great food but our amazing employees and customers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In 2018 I opened the Garage – right behind Spoons. The Garage is a bar and event venue serving craft cocktails and tasty bites. This thoughtfully restored space I’ve found is the perfect place to enjoy food and drinks with friends or to host your next event.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Good food is key to success in the restaurant industry. I also believe that the team you build is important. There are many relationships that have contributed to Spoons Cafe success. Employees are absolutely number one. My first employee is still with me, and many have called Spoons their workplace for 10 years or more.
Spoons Cafe is situated on the square in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas. Serving comfort food, American favorites and breakfast all day!

McKinney TX Instagram Challenge

To win the McKinney TX Instagram Challenge all you have to do is take and post an Instagram photo in front of these McKinney locations:

  1. Spoons Cafe
  2. Local Yocal BBQ and Grill
  3. Hutchins BBQ
  4. Cooper Fitness Center
  5. TPC Craig Ranch
  6. Heard Museum and Nature Sanctuary
  7. Bill Smith’s Cafe
  8. Tupps Brewery
  9. Rick’s Chophouse
  10. Franconia Brewing Company
  11. Guitar Sanctuary
  12. Cadillac Pizza
  13. Bonus: Your favorite place in McKinney, Texas

1. To enter the McKinney Instagram Challenge, tag each post with #mckinneytxinstagramchallenge
2. Email your instagram page to collincounty365@gmail.com



Winners will get your entry posted on Collin County Magazine and a link back to your business website, facebook business page and your instagram site. This could drive business to you. If you don’t want to show out your business, then post your church, school or organization, team, office and so on with your key 14th photo on instagram. All 14 need the @mckinneytxinstagramchallenge

Los Angeles gets a lot of local business by having Instagram tours and challenges. Why not Collin County?

Yes, pastors, politicians. … you are all eligible to enter the challenge, and if you are supporting a cause wear your Relay for Life, Team in Training, and so on gear to promote that (keep it family friendly)

In April:Plano Instagram Challenge begins.
May: Allen TX Instagram Challenge
June: Frisco TX Instagram Challenge

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Music on the Square: Spoons Cafe

Spoons Cafe serves up a popular breakfast and lunch break
 for many shopping on the downtown square in historic McKinney.
Performers such as Katie make music an important part of Spoons’ legacy.
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Spoons cafe is housed in a converted 1920’s building at 100 E. Louisiana Street
 that was originally  the Texas Power and Light company.
 Fun, hip and casual – the cafe
 is designed with an open kitchen that allows you
 to watch their cooking crew create tasty dishes.

(Spoons Cafe photos).
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Alex jamming
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Dylan performing “Landslide” by Stevie Nix
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Eric, Bruce and Zak
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Matt Nix
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Eric, Bruce and Eric
(Spoons Cafe photos).

(Spoons Cafe photos).

(Spoons Cafe photos).

The Poor Kings
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Sammy Kershaw Band with Karen Klassen

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