Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. is the brainchild of renowned food-industry veterans Leighton Wildrick (a trained butcher and meat-processing expert) and Tanna Wagenmann (a graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America). Natives of Philadelphia, the pair recently retired to Arizona, only to decide that they were not quite ready to put their feet up just yet after all. As a result, they joined forces to open this acclaimed Williams spot that serves delicious pastries and fantastic burgers/sandwiches at reasonable prices.
Cowgirl Coffee Cake Ambiance
The inside of the shop is lined with warm, knotty planks of pine. Numerous works of funky artwork grace these colorful walls. A recent renovation has created a small seating area in the front. It’s the perfect place to stare longingly at the glass cases full of delectable treats while you wonder what you want to try next. The bakery is located on-site, directly behind the main counter.
The patio at Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. is really the place to be. This charming outdoor seating area is a clean and comfy. Its well-spaced tables feature bright and cheerful Southwestern art-inspired umbrellas. Cute rows of potted plants and tiny firs sit in decorative planters that intermittently line the seating area.
Directly next to the front entrance is a large mural of, you guessed it, a cheerful cowgirl holding up a delicious-looking pastry cake and a pot of coffee. This wall-size painting, captioned with the phrase “Greetings from Williams, Arizona,” is the perfect place to snag that souvenir snapshot before or after enjoying your meal/snack. It’s like creating your very own postcard!
Cowgirl Coffee Cake Food
Everything at Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. is made in-house from scratch. Whether you are sampling a croissant or partaking in a burger, each item has been put together on-site from only the freshest of ingredients. From cinnamon rolls to coffee cakes, here you’ll find some of the best pastries you have ever experienced. In particular, look out for one of their famous Danishes, available in a variety of flavors. A special favorite is the raspberry Danish. It is a fluffy, flaky pastry served with fresh raspberries and a handmade raspberry jam.
The Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co.’s signature lunch dish is the Cowgirl cheeseburger. This impressive entrée is a juicy burger served on a unique, made-in-house cheese croissant. It comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and your choice of cheese. Make sure to try it with the sidewinder fries—they’re likely to be some of the most uniquely shaped, delicious-tasting fries you’ve ever had!
Another lunch staple is the Ranch Hand B.L.T. This grilled goodie features an enormous pile of Applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, also served with house sidewinder fries. The fried-chicken sandwich is a great choice, too.
While Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. serves a variety of beverages, you’d do well to note that a basic cup of their fabulous coffee runs just one dollar. Last but not least, you can take out entire coffee cakes—or if you are staying in the area for a while and have a special event occurring during that time period, you can even special order a customized birthday or anniversary cake.
Cowgirl Coffee Cake Details
The prices at Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. are very reasonable, especially when considering the generous portion sizes of their items. The café is closed on Mondays and Sundays. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:00am-3:00pm. However, hours do occasionally vary at this small operation, so make sure to double-check the establishment’s hours in advance of your visit. They are closed for the winter.
For a five-dollar upcharge, Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. offers a limited (but enticing!) delivery menu. This service is available between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Wednesday-Saturday. In addition to the signature Cowgirl cheeseburger, you can order several other items. These delicious offerings include great meals like Shepherd’s Pot Pie, house-made Chili Mac & Cheese, and a chicken Caesar salad.
If you love your meal/time at Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co., you can even buy a shirt featuring their delightful cowgirl logo. It is a fun way to remember your time at this fine café.
Cowgirl Coffee Cake Neighborhood
The Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. is located right on the main strip of scenic Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. A number of hotels, catering to a wide range of budgets/needs, can be found nearby. These include the Comfort Inn near Grand Canyon, the Best Western Plus Inn of Williams, the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, and the Rodeway Inn & Suites, in addition to many other options.
The Grand Canyon is of course just an hour or so down the road, but there are many other prime attractions to be found right around the Cowgirl Coffee Cake Co. Some highlights in the immediate vicinity are the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, Bearizona Wildlife Park, and the Route 66 Zipline.