About Us

Scratch Food Fast

From chopping and prepping our fresh produce to creating the perfect scratch-made sauce, for over 34 years we have served quality flavorful dishes. Today, we still serve original recipes created by founder, Chef Robert Del Grande. In the kitchen, Del Grande was an artist, experimenting with flavors to create innovative, flavorful dishes that could be served up quick. Del Grande was inspired by the quality and creativity of European cafe cuisine and drew that into his deep Southwest roots, creating the best of both worlds and flavors that we enjoy at Cafe Express today.

Our People

Much like starting with the freshest ingredients yields flavorful results, starting with the best people delivers a better experience. That’s why we stock every store with passionate personalities who are masters of hospitality and creating scratch-made food.

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Our History

We opened the first Cafe Express in 1984 out of a passionate desire to craft quick, flavorful meals from fresher ingredients. Back then our recipes were crafted by Chef Del Grande – a James Beard Award winner. Over 34 years later, we’re still ahead of our time serving scratch food – fast, crafted by people who care.

Our Food

We believe that food is an expression of ourselves. OurOasis Table® is full of high-quality offering for you to enjoy your own unique tastes. You are free to top your burger or salad just how you want it. It’s loaded with tasty, high-end embellishments.

  • Imported capers, sundried tomatoes, Greek olives
  • In-house roasted garlic
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Basted croutons
  • Spanish extra virgin olive oils
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Cornichons
  • White wine and whole seed mustard
  • Fresh-made pickled carrots
  • Imported pepperoncinis
  • Italian breadsticks
  • Costa Rican habanero sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar