Valley Made, Local Strong: My Place Cafe

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They say waking up early becomes a habit after a while, and at My Place Cafe in Edinburgh they cater to early risers, all thanks to their owner.

“Since the age of 19, the type of work I have done has required me to get up early in the morning,” said owner Ramiro Treviño. “5 a.m. and get out of the house at 5:30 a.m. and start with a cup of coffee.”

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life, and Treviño does.

“I was getting ready for retirement and needed a place to drink coffee,” he said. “So walking into a restaurant was a good thing.”

The walls of the restaurant hold a ton of history; you’ll find photos of the old courthouse, the city’s founders, firefighters, a former prison and even local Edinburgh legends.

But don’t just stop for photos and coffee; Treviño says there are two dishes on the menu that are must-try.

“Your super taco, which is a super breakfast taco,” he said. “And the second would be what we call the shooter’s plate— carne guisadacheese enchiladasrice and beans, your tortillas and your pico de gallo.”

This particular plaque is named after Treviño’s brother, Gilbert ‘The Shooter’ Treviño, a basketball player from Edinburgh High in the 70s.

This story and this business at My Place Cafe can’t be beat.

They are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, located on East University; they are Valley Made and Local Strong.

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