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Now my favorite burger, 'everything here is organic' says the cashier. Salt-and-peppered beef patties grilled in view, toasted sesame buns, and the organic chocolate shake served in an actual glass is a hit! You can even order beer on tap.
In the heart of the Pearl District, it's one of many cafés for good coffee, but here you can also post up with fast internet next to the fireplace or up in the mezzanine. The breakfast sandwiches are delicious. We ordered the natural sausage, provolone and cheese on an English muffin — so delicious! The mixed berry scone was bursting with berries and the size of my face! We loved this place. And not that we've run into sour pusses in Portland, but the service here is filled with smiles and good spirits.
I'd subscribe to a philosophy wherein my appetite can indulge without guilt. This cafe has some tasty bites worth the sins. Haven't had a cinnamon roll in a while but the pleasure of one with a caramel apple cider was worth admitting to gluttony. Lots of tables, there's wifi, the service is friendly, formidable pastries and just another cafe that makes Portland great.
Last five hours in Portland after a busy work weekend. Had to revisit Pearl district and I really love the area. Filled with cafés, shops, brick and cobblestone. So much charm to stroll through and the Portland wet cold somehow makes it all the more charming.
Just arrived in town a couple hours early for a client meeting. After driving through Third Street, a series of antique shops and closed restaurants, I've stumbled upon a perfect spot on Fourth Street, playing lilting singer-songwriter music, serving straightforward coffee and teas, a few pastries baked on site, and a short-and-sweet lunch menu with wood-fired pizzas. Patio out front offers outside seating on warmer days. Inside, locals post up and there's a roaster recessed behind sacks of coffee beans. Named after Hitchcock's thriller, this cafe is located a few blocks away from Mission San Juan Bautista, where Jimmy Stewart skidded upon terra cotta roof tiles in a dizzying sweat. This is a little gem in a small town.
It's an okay place to sit and rest, but I'm not a fan of the nineties take on old street lamps they've commissioned as sculptures. It's hot on a summer day and cold and uncomfortable to sit around winter. There are plenty better places to rest while shopping in the area.
Beautiful, historic venue. Especially my favorite during Christmas season for The Nutcracker ballet. Also wonderful during the SF Ballet performance season.
Beautiful. Feel like you're in your own pastoral English film on this estate. Perfect for picnicking, strolling, walking the dog or lounging at the cafés on the grounds. It's romantic and makes one consider moving to London.
Quaint, clean, comfortable and quite the getaway from London. Three cottages, 200 years old, are set within a countryside just out of Norwich and minutes by car from seaside villages Cromer and Sheringham. It's peaceful, pastoral and run by two hardworking, hospitable owners Ian and Lily. More information here: http://churchfarmcottagesnorfolk.co.uk/
It's good! But is it 1.5-hours-worth-the-wait good? You can decide how dedicated a fan you are, but for me this place is only worth the wait when out of towners want the experience. Great French toasts made from a variety of breads. My favorite is the cranberry orange French toast made with egg whites. Their omelettes are inspirational and worth attempting at home (to save you the wait in line). Coffee is bottomless and the tiny restaurant is Martha Stewart-quaint and sunny right across from Washington Square. Come here for a tasty breakfast, at leisure, and for the novelty.
It rained last night and my craving for a hot bowl of noodle soup was met at Pho Vi Hoa. It appeared there were many others with the same craving. Every table was filled with steam rising from bowls of many noodle-soup varieties. I went with the Pho Ga, a small bowl ($8) which for even a pregnant appetite like mine was well satisfied. We also ordered the fresh spring rolls, goi cuon ($6.25/4 rolls), filled with fresh vegetables, pork and shrimp which came with a savory dip of peanut and fish sauce. As we slurped down our rainy-day comfort, the diners kept flowing in. This is definitely a great place to warm up on cold days or to tend to a cold. The place isn't fancy and the bathrooms could use more attention. It's an in-then-out kind of place. Delicious Vietnamese drinks as well, my favorite being the sour plum in club soda which is served large here.