Friday, May 01, 2009

Mustard Seed Cafe (Redmond, OR) (CLOSED)

I found this cafe when my family was on vacation at the nearby Eagle Crest Resort. My mom had asked the repair man if he knew of any good breakfast places around (knowing that I would be on the lookout). He said that he really liked the Black Bear... something but that the "women" tend to like the Mustard Seed Cafe. He said it was a little fru fru for his taste.
We took our chances and there is nothing fru fru about it. Unless by that he meant that it is clean and well decorated and serves local fresh food, then yes, it was fru fru. I was very impressed with this restaurant. The owner was our server and he had an obvious passion about wanting to serve local and fresh food whenever possible. The coffee was from a local roaster in the area, it past my taste test. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced, though a little on the higher side. My dad was impressed with the generous portion of ham with his ham and eggs and I appreciated a menu item that included avocados. If you happen to stop in, tell them you heard about them from Portlandbreakfast.blogspot.

Mustard Seed Cafe

614 NW Cedar Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-2599

Joe Bar (Seattle)

I came upon this unique coffee house by the suggestion of someone from the area.  I was informed that this is one of Bill Gates' favorite places to visit.  I have no way of validating that but there is a newspaper article cut out and framed proudly at the counter with a picture of Bill sitting at one of their tables.  
You will drive by it if you don't know it is there, as it is located a little off the beaten path.  I admit it is more of a lunch place than breakfast though if you are happy with a pastry and coffee in the morning, it'll be perfect.  This blog is about good coffee mostly so I have to give a shout out to a coffee shop here and there.  They serve crepes, paninis, soup, salad and a few different antipasta plates.  They also are not only a coffee bar but have a beer and wine menu as well.  This is the perfect place for a fun little date for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner.  If you are date-less, grab your laptop and go sip some espresso or your favorite wine and enjoy a few hours by yourself with their free wi-fi.   Have fun! 

Joe Bar Cafe
810 E. Roy
Seattle, WA 98102