Carson Cafe and Grocery

Carsonites have been looking forward to the re-opening of the Carson Cafe and Grocery Store in 2019. Photo by Gavin Morris.

Carson Cafe & Grocery is a great place to hang out, have a chat with friends, and make new acquaintances.

OPEN | 7 am–5 pm Tuesday–Saturday, 7 am–1 pm Sunday | Hours will expand in the summer

CLOSED | Mondays

* Breakfast Burritos * Sandwiches * Pizza * Pastries * Ice Cream * Soups

Basic groceries and produce as the season permits.

The Carson Cafe is still evolving. We have all the makings of a great little store that will be an asset to the community of Carson. See you here!


Craig Osen, new owner of the Carson village store, formerly known as Poco Loco and now renamed to Carson Cafe & Grocery Store, worked hard on renovating the premises. In April 2019 Craig estimated that the painstaking work was almost done leaving just a few more hurdles to get to the finish line. These included getting a final inspection, business license, last bits of equipment, health department certificates, and a dumpster before the exciting step of stocking the store.

Store owner Craig Osen in the kitchen preparing a pizza.

Residents who had been waiting impatiently for the store to open finally got their wish when it opened in early August 2019. Carsonites can now drop by to enjoy a cup of coffee, get a slice of pizza or sandwich, shoot the breeze with neighbors, and pick up some supplies.

The store currently carries a limited stock and patrons are welcome to let Craig know what they would like him to include in the stock. Drop into the store to check opening times and the cafe menu.

Carson Cafe & Grocery store interior.

The Carson Poco Loco store when it first opened in 2005. Photo by Elisabeth Maier.