Blackboard Café

Blackboard Cafe Wallace Idaho Best Sandwich in Idaho

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Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 3 pm; 5 pm – 8 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 12 pm


517 1/2 Bank Street
Wallace, ID 83873

How A Pro Skier Found His Calling

Right in the center of Wallace is a café that seems unpretentious and unassuming. Rather, they should have a blinking sign outside that glaringly waves you inside. Rob and Luanne, the masterminds behind it all, have a fascinating story of how they got here. Rob skied professionally for years but fell in love with the culinary arts. After a skiing accident sidelined his career, he made the decision to follow his other passion… crafting amazing food! From studying in Europe to designing a culinary experience in the Caribbean and a world famous restaurant in Taos, they were looking for a place that was a bit different and off the beaten path. This is how they found Wallace. With so much skiing, hiking, and mountain biking surrounding this little gem, they knew it was home and couldn’t pass up on the opportunity.

The Greatest Food For The Price EVER!

Blackboard Cafe Wallace Idaho Best Sandwich in Idaho Cubano
A Cubano in Idaho? And it’s amazing?!? Photo by: Local Freshies

All things food in Wallace is amazing, but the creative level that Rob is on is out of this world! If you are within a few hundred miles of Wallace, we HIGHLY suggest making a detour and eating here.  His sandwiches are some of the best I’ve had in YEARS!!!  The Cuban sandwich will live in our memory forever. The shredded pork is tender but has a secret spice, Garam Masala, bringing it to another level along with the perfect paring of mustard and cheese. We would personally travel back to Wallace just to eat here… it’s that good.

Turkey Sandwich… The Likes You’ve Never Had

Blackboard Cafe Wallace Idaho Best Sandwich in Idaho Turkey
Best Turkey Sandwich Ever! – Photo by: Local Freshies

Just when you thought you had the best sandwich on the menu, Rob comes out with a Turkey variety. Sure, it sounds like nothing special. BOY were we wrong! The turkey is incredibly tender and covered with a sweet bacon and caramelized onion schmear. If that wasn’t enough, the cheese is melted to the point where it has the texture of a warm brie… so soft and creamy. All the ingredients combine, making it taste like a French onion soup sandwich. Blown away with all the flavors, Rob just smiles and says, “We don’t take shortcuts.”  That is an understatement.