Café Blue is the 32nd episode of Blue's Clues from Season 3.

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Steve and Blue have set up a restaurant called Café Blue. They have got fancy tables and menus, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper as chefs and they cannot wait to begin serving food. We help them out with this as they find that it is not as easy as they thought when they are missing some of the things they need for the meal. Steve and Mr. Salt skidoo into a picture of a grocery store in order to retrieve the missing items from Spatula and Bowl, who were not seen. By working together and using math, logic and observational skills, we help them to prepare meals for Shovel, Pail, Tickety, and Periwinkle.


  • Question: What should Blue make for dessert?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Cookie
    • 2. An Ice Cream Scoop
    • 3. Another Cookie
  • Answer: Ice cream sandwich
  • Skidoo location: A postcard: The grocery store
  • Living room picture: Slices of pizza, apple, orange, and sandwich, also an Ice Cream was seen.


  • This is the only time that Mr. Salt skidoos on this episode. He previously made a cameo appearance at the bakery in the season 1 episode "What Does Blue Want to Make?". But he did not skidoo in that episode.
  • Unless the previous episodes Periwinkle was presented outside the Blue's Clues house (Including the long episode "Blue's Big Musical"), this is his first time inside.
  • This episode is available on the 2001 VHS of Cafe Blue
  • At the beginning of the skidoo segment, Blue was barking offscreen, but she skidooed back home early. She gets apple juice and carrot sticks for the customers.
  • Steve's solution of making the drinks even by pouring some of one into another is only practical if nobody has started drinking yet. Even in that case, most restaurant patrons would likely balk at this idea.
  • This episode is on the 2001 VHS of the same episode (Along with the series pilot Snack Time) and the first of the two bonus episodes on the 2004 DVD release of Blue's Room "Snacktime Playdate" (Along with The Grow Show!).
  • The last episode of Season 3 from Blue's Clues.
    • This is also the last time the "Play Blue's Clues" footage from Pool Party was used.
    • This is also the very last episode to use the original opening sequence.
    • This is also the last episode where Periwinkle was voiced by Cameron Bowen.
  • Valerie Riccardi, one of Steve's Friends in this episode, is mentioned by her first name (Valerie) in the Video Letter segment.
  • At the end of the outro, the closing credits music fades out, and the last bit plays when the series title fades to blank. This was shown before the Nick Jr. Productions logo.
  • When Steve and Mr. Salt skidooed to Grocery Store, it used background music from Present Store in Mailbox's Birthday and Math.
  • This is the only episode to use a Handy Dandy Notebook variant that is not connected to the Notebook itself


  • Robert Iredell is credited as Robert A. Irdell.


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Cafe Blue

Cafe Blue

Blue's Clues Season 3
Blue's Big Treasure Hunt | Art Appreciation | Weight and Balance | What's That Sound? | Animal Behavior! | Blue's Big Pajama Party | Draw Along with Blue | Hide and Seek | Thankful | Blue's Big Holiday | Pool Party | Anatomy | Signs | Nature | Geography | Occupations | Blue's Big Mystery | Periwinkle Misses His Friend | Blue's Big Musical | What's So Funny? | Blue's Big Costume Party | Inventions | Blue's Play | Prehistoric Blue | The Wrong Shirt | Words | Shy | Magenta Gets Glasses | Environments | Stormy Weather | Blue's Collection | Café Blue
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