"he’s okay with riding the asphalt and dirt on and along the California coast."
-Asphalt & Dirt, Jan 2015 (click here for full blog)
"the famous Black Lightning Motorcycle Café on the corner of 5th Avenue (U.S. 101 north) and F Street. Kurt and I went there for breakfast, and half a dozen other traveling motorcyclists were already eating and drinking coffee. A dozen bikes are on display, helmets and jackets and other apparel is for sale, and there is great conversation. After a satisfying Black Lightning egg and sausage sandwich..." -Clements Salvadori, Toad Test Editor, Rider Magazine, February 2015 (click here for full rider magazine article)
"The Cafe is a must see." -On The Level, Nov/Dec 2014
" I imagine that every motorcyclist riding the coast would want to stop in Black Lightening Motorcycle Cafe if they knew it was there."
-Ari Henning, Racer & Road Test Editor, Motorcyclist Magazine, Spring 2014
"Eat, drink, and be merry at Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe in Eureka, CA, one of the coolest, tastiest places we've visited!"
-Greg Drevenstedt, Road Test Editor, Rider Magazine, Facebook-April 2014
Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe is located in the heart of Humboldt County. It has the personal touch of being locally owned while still providing a world view.
It's the perfect place to buy high quality riding apparel & gear, fill your belly, hook up with riding buddies, and head off to explore California's most beautiful redwood and coastal rides.
Doesn't matter if you ride or just want a good cup of coffee, Black Lighting Motorcycle Cafe is the hangout for everyone! Keep the shiny side up!
~Jeff Hesseltine, Owner
"The Moto Envy Bike Show is just one of the things Jeff Hesseltine is doing to add to the motorcycle community."
-Ralph Rodriguez, Two Wheel Podcast, Aug 2015 (click here to hear the full podcast)
"we found more than a fantastic lunch spot in Eureka, California. Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe is a cleverly designed, cool as hell concept..." -Micahel Accorsi, Green Lights and Ham, Dec 2015 (click here for full blog)
" The sandwich was hand’s down one of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve enjoyed in a very long time." -Sam Bendall, Ride Apart, May 2015 (click here for full Ride Apart blog)
"the show that the good folks at the BLMC put on warmed my blackened, withered heart." -Surj Gish, CityBike, Oct 2015 (click here for full article)
"I’d greatly suggest you swing West through Eureka if you are tripping up or down the West Coast- and make a special trip for the Moto Envy show if you get a chance. " -The Moto Lady, Moto Lady Blog, Oct 2015 (click here for full blog)