The Crazy Crow Café lands in Bluff

It’s been a long time coming, but the Crazy Crow Café at Twin Rocks has finally arrived. Steve has been considering a new restaurant concept for over ten years, and that plan is now a reality.

Under the guidance of Frances van der Stappen, the cafe’s general manager, our new casual Four Corners comfort-food cafe started serving customers over the Memorial Day weekend.

With restrictions currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the ideal time for us to scrap our old sit-down restaurant concept and do something completely new.

Our original plan was to open in early March and Priscilla’s husband Luke Sagg spent much of last winter installing a quick-service, fresh-food bar, where customers can design their own meal and our staff assembles it right on the spot.

Two days before the proposed opening, the town of Bluff decreed all businesses were to close and our grand opening was postponed.

There will be no indoor seating at the Crazy Crow Café.

Food is prepared as to-go items, with ample seating spread out on the porches and between the café and trading post in an area we now call the Beer Garden.

The new concept offers a surprisingly diverse set of selections, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, as well as more traditional choices.

The Crazy Crow Café is a great fast, fresh, and friendly meal, with a distinctive taste of the Southwest. It will be open 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

These days, safety is our first concern and all visitors are asked to wear masks. Masks and hand sanitizer will be supplied as a courtesy. Our staff promises all tables and chairs will be sanitized after each and every use; all personnel will wear protective gear and restrooms will be cleaned every hour or sooner, as needed.

Food and drinks are served in environmentally friendly, single-use containers. We have made a commitment to serve local foods whenever possible.

Our buffalo is supplied by the Ute Mountain Ute tribal herd; fresh organic greens from a grower in Blanding; and Blue Bird Flour and Anasazi Beans from Adobe Milling in Cortez, CO.

We will feature Utah craft full-strength beer, and soon hope to offer growlers or six-packs to go.

Our new Beer Garden, located just behind the Sunbonnet Rock, will be shaded and a comfortable place to enjoy a drink with your meal.

For dessert, a wide array of ice creams are available. We also offer our legendary Peaches de Chelly, our popular mocha brownie sundae, fresh fruit cobblers, and our famous cinnamon apple pie.

Breakfast options at Crazy Crow Café include a variety of signature burritos, freshly baked quiche, scones, and more. Espresso and other craft coffee will be available all day long.

As we move from high-medium risk to low risk and eventually, the “new normal,” you will see more old favorites and some new items, including fish and chips, burgers, pork carnitas tacos, roasted veggie quesadilla, Bluffalo Bites, and more.

We are presently creating a new Crazy Crow Café website that will offer online ordering.

When asked what her goals are for the new Crazy Crow Café, Frances sums them up very clearly. “Crazy Fast / Crazy Friendly / Crazy Fresh / Crazy Clean and Crazy Fun.” It sounds like you will have to be crazy to resist trying out our new dining options. 

For more info on the Crazy Crow Café, call Frances at 800-526-3448 or 435-672-2341. More information can be also found at

San Juan Record

49 South Main St
PO Box 879
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
Fax: 435.587.3377
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday