Living a dream at the Baker Street Cafe

Chris Earle and Crystal Dillabough in front of the window at the newly opened Baker Street Cafe.

Crystal Dillabough and Chris Earle are excited about their newly opened Baker Street Cafe in Cranbrook. — Kimberly Shellborn photo

Chris Earle and Crystal Dillabough had a five-year plan. 

They had a dream of leaving the big city behind, moving to the Kootenays and opening a cafe. That was less than a year ago. Just one week after they started their plan, they discovered that the Redneck Cafe in Cranbrook was for sale.  They bought it and rebranded it to The Baker Street Café, and their dream turned into a reality. They are energetic and passionate about their venture. 

The newly painted, quaint and homey Baker Street Café is now open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will serve breakfast and lunch with fresh ingredients and homemade products. 

To see the daily special, go to Baker Street Café facebook page or call them at 778-517-5565.

Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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