Saturday, July 12, 2008

Old Town Café (Bellingham)

We were camping this weekend near Bellingham, but not even camping will keep me from my breakfast adventures. The Old Town Café stands in (you guessed it) the Old Town district of Bellingham. For those not familiar with B’ham, the area is a mix between Seattle-like historical architecture and a Victoria-like hippie vibe. Same applies to the café. The ambience was country-charm, enhanced by the live bluegrass acoustic ensemble playing. We loved this place, it is a bonafide breakfast joint.

The menu emphasizes organic, natural and homemade foods with a definite nod to the southwest. Black beans, salsa, chilies, biscuits, and tortillas run throughout. Eggs and potatoes are organic, as available. Choices for bread include whole wheat, organic sourdough, rye or corn tortillas – sourced from four different local bakeries. There are plenty of selections to accommodate vegan/vegetarian lifestyles. While we all enjoyed our breakfast dishes, highlights were the whole wheat toast, the homemade black beans, and the chicken sausages.

Bonus for young ones – a skookum play area.

316 W Holly Street, Bellingham, WA
Breakfast hours:
Monday to Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


1 comment:

pilgrim said...

On our bike ride to my all time favorite breakfast restaurant, the “Calico Cupboard” in Mount Vernon, WA, the rain ahead made us stop in Bellingham instead. Checking out the “Old Town Café” proofed to be a great move. Not only is the huge menu most inviting, the service is personable and friendly, the GOOD coffee flowing non-stop and the food is great! Not heavy on the meat, instead lots of fresh sautéed vegetables, which I prefer. Alone my chicken sausages side order will have me come back. Love the student/hippie/plain folk vibe.