Wayback Café a Blast From the Past

Are you dreaming of days gone by when Hot Rods and Harley’s ruled the road?  Girls wore poodle skirts, penny loafers and ponytails and the guys were cool.  Well quit dreaming, fire-up your engines and grab your sweetheart and cruise into the Wayback Café.

The café is a hard-to-miss pink building with blue trim just off 21st Street in Lewiston, ID. Everything about the building is 50’s retro from the flashing neon sign to the blue 54’ Chevy with pink flames on a 15’ pedestal.  It’s like a time warp man. . . . Check out the nostalgic atmosphere created by its owners Tim and Theresa Rivers who bought the restaurant in August of 1997. Satisfy your appetite and feast your eyes as local classic cars cruise the Wayback all summer long.

A constant stream of Rock-n-roll flows from the Jukebox as staff in bowling shirts and poodle skirts recreate your favorite tasty treats from the past, at the soda fountain or have an ice cold “adult beverage”.  Feel free to walk around the room and browse the 1950’s nostalgia that coats its walls, or flip through one of the many books depicting the fast cars and fun times of the fifties.  Remember to bring your camera so you can get your picture taken while you stand next to James Dean or Marilyn Monroe.

The Wayback Café has a meal to fit everyone’s tastes.  We are open 7 days a week from 6:30am to 9:30pm, serving BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER.  Try one of our tasty burgers, like Popeye or Fats Domino.  Make a splash with a Surfin’ bird or a Blue Hawaiian or try our new South Pacific chicken salad.  Is your little Hot-Rodder hungry?  Well then check out our children’s menu.  Try a Sampler Platter served on a classic hubcap. From burgers and shakes, to pastas and steaks Wayback Café is the place to be.

The Wayback Café each year is involved in many local car events, and sponsors one of their own the first Sunday of May each year.  This is not your ordinary car show it fun for the whole family.  Enjoy the music, look at the cars and try your luck at the 50’s Trivia Contest. 

Check out the fifties atmosphere anytime you’re cruising Lewiston.  You won’t regret the experience.  Fun for the whole family.



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Wayback Cafe & Catering | 2138 13th Avenue | Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Phone: (208) 743-2396 | Fax: (208) 743-2396