The Rosebud Cafe Now Serving Up Healthy Fare in White Rock

A crowd lined up to sample the fare at the Rosebud Café Wednesday morning. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Friends toast the opening of the Rosebud Café. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rosebud Café is open in White Rock! The café opened Friday at 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G. Owner Lana Crochet said the café has been busy in spite of the lack of a sign and opening with little fanfare.

The Rosebud Café is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The café’s menu includes organic, raw, whole grain, sugar free and gluten free foods. The food is prepared on site at the café. “We’re about 97 percent organic,” Crochet said. The fare includes breads, muffins, scones and other baked goods, homemade quiche and salads. Smoothies and tea as well as coffee and espresso drinks are available.

In addition to providing healthy fare, Crochet wanted the café to be a child friendly space, where children could play while their parents chat and enjoy a snack. The café has a sectioned-off play area equipped with toys where toddlers can frolic.

Toddlers play in the sectioned-off area reserved for them at the Rosebud Café. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The bright and cheerful space includes comfortable chairs for lounging as well as tables and is decorated with the fabric art of Nicole Dunn.

In addition to the café’s main dining area, there is a special room for high tea. High tea is coming soon on Friday afternoons, Crochet said. White gloves and hats will be optional.

Crochet is a Zumba instructor and holds Zumba classes Monday and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. when the café is closed. In addition, yoga classes are planned. Massage therapy and chiropractic treatments also will also be available in a private room at the rear of the café, Crochet said. 

The café currently employs five people, including counter staff and cooks.

Crochet and her husband and children moved from Los Alamos to White Rock in October. Crochet wants her café to be a community center where friends of all ages can get together in a comfortable atmosphere, she said.

Owner Lana Crochet rings up a sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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