June 25, 2011
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been back home from my extended weekend trip to California, and I’m still thinking about Beach Break Cafe! On our way to take me to the airport, we stopped in for a late breakfast/early lunch and we can’t believe it took us so long to eat there!
We happened to be at Beach Break Cafe on the last day of school, and this was apparently THE go-to spot for happy high schoolers who were eager to celebrate their freedom with an awesome California-style meal. HayHay saw oodles of kids he knew. We had to wait for a table for 15 or 20 minutes, but it was well worth the wait.
Even before our food came, we were loving the cafe. The service was friendly and efficient. The decor and vibe was very beachy-cool, and fun. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the fresh air and people watching. This is our kind of place! You can keep your fancy fah-fah-fah restaurants. Give us a laid back hole in the wall cafe and we’re happy girls!
Being vegan 99% of the time, my food choices were somewhat limited as usual, but I did have options. Take a look at the menu. I was dying to try the legendary crispy hashbrowns, so that’s what I had, along with sliced tomatoes, biscuits and coffee. There was no way I was going to be virtuous with oatmeal or fresh fruit on this trip! I wish I’d gotten the fresh-squeezed tangerine juice that LilSis tried. It was pure California gold in a glass! Beach Break also offers fresh-squeezed grapefruit and orange juice.
Here’s LilSis’ meal before she tore into it. Check out those crispy golden hashbrowns!
Check out HayHay’s plate. You can’t even see the 2 ginormous slabs of sourdough toast on the side!
You see that hand on the right of the photo? It belongs to a 17 year old surfer and it’s holding a fork. You know what that means? It means in 10 minutes flat you have this situation:
I guess he was too full or the garnish would have been history too!
We’ll definitely make breakfast at the Beach Break Cafe a regular stop when I’m visiting. The whole fam damily is hearding out to Californie later this summer after my new great nephew is born, so Beach Break better get ready! We’ll need lots of those delicious hashbrowns!