When Cheryl McGuffin owned Latte Da in Chelan, patrons raved about her cinnamon rolls.
Some of those same customers have tracked her down to Twisted Kitchen, the cafe she and Craig Porria have opened on Cole Street in Enumclaw.
“We’re kind of famous for our cinnamon rolls,” McGuffin said.
McGuffin recently sold her 15-year-old Chelan restaurant and moved back home to be closer to family.
McGuffin, formerly Armstrong, is a 1977 Enumclaw High School graduate whose parents owned Duke’s in Enumclaw years ago. She serves as manager and chef for Twisted Kitchen; Porria is the owner.
The pair spent time searching in neighborhood cities before circling back to Enumclaw.
“We looked at a lot of towns around here, but kept coming back to Enumclaw,” Porria said.
“I wanted to get my feet wet in this market,” McGuffin said.
After a few delays, Twisted Kitchen, a name tossed out by McGuffin’s kids that stuck, began serving its light and healthy fare Dec. 26.
Wedged next to Suburban Soul and across from the Enumclaw senior center at 1342 Cole St., Twisted Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but is also open between 7 and 11 p.m. Saturdays serving beer and wine and providing music and a light menu.
In the morning the offerings are breakfast skillets, rolls, the popular cinnamon rolls and espresso. Lunch is highlighted by homemade soups, dressings, sandwiches, wraps and burgers.
All are made from scratch, said McGuffin, who is hard to pull out of the kitchen.
At the site formerly occupied by the Hornets Nest, Porria and McGuffin remodeled the interior. There’s a few items to add, but a cozy fireplace and wi-fi invites patrons to stop in and hang out throughout the day.