Thursday, March 31, 2011

Calico Cupboard Café (Mount Vernon, WA)

What does a weekend getaway to Seattle mean? Yes! Breakfast in America! It seems to me that there are more restaurants in the States who dedicate themselves specifically to my favourite meal and the Calico Cupboard Café is one of them. With three locations in Skagit County (Anacortes, La Conner and Mount Vernon), we stopped in Mount Vernon as it was just off the highway on the way South. Those who are familiar with this drive will know the spot as it’s just beside the “tulip smokestack”.

The decor and menu reflect their country farmhouse theme. They are known for their baked goods, especially their giant cinnamon buns (apple, pecan, or raspberry). My partner’s Blueberry Cakes were made with whole wheat flour, which gave them a lovely nutty flavour. My Morning Glory Omelette was served with their delicious house-made bread and freezer jam. We left with big smiles and bellies.

On the road again.

121-B Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon, WA
Breakfast hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Daily

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