By Caitlin Switzer

MONTROSE-If you have enjoyed a breakfast, lunch, early dinner or even a beverage at the Light House Coffee Shoppe and Eatery, you know that this is a special place. If you have not been in yet, just remember to bring room not only for a great meal prepared just for you, but for happiness.

“We pour smiles,” says Owner Kim Zahniser. “It’s what we do—whether you order a cup of coffee, a bowl of soup, or a chili dog. Just give us a chance and we’ll pour one for you!”

Kim created the Light House Coffee Shoppe and Eatery with her husband and fellow Montrose High School alum Jim, in the home where she grew up at 1047 North First Street. Though her father purchased the house for a family home in 1953, the space has now been transformed into a welcoming and personal restaurant.

“We’re not a drive-through, we are a destination,” explains Kim. “We serve real food, from real family recipes.”

The biscuits and pastries are always fresh, with breakfast served until 11 a.m. Lunches include fresh salads, wraps and rolls, as well as savory soups and chile. The menu also includes “Mouthwatering Meatery” items for late afternoon.

The Light House Coffee Shoppe and Eatery is open Monday through Saturday from 6:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 970-773-6005 or 970-964-4424.