Yesterday, I somehow managed to eat out twice. This habit cannot continue, I currently do not have an income. Nevertheless, the food at both eating establishments was spot on! I had some catching up to do with a friend before I left town in the afternoon and breakfast seemed the easiest.
Crescent Cafe– McMinnville, Oregon
Quick to be seated, very friendly, split our orders for us and provided extra utensils without a request.
We split both the Local Strawberries Coffee Cake and Sundried Tomato, Asparagus, Bacon and Jack cheese scramble. The coffeecake was moist and not overly sweet. Great way to tame the hunger before the entree.
The scramble was heavenly! It came with o’brian potatoes and honey raisin toast, for one person it could easily be two meals.The burst of flavor, in the scramble, from the tomatoes in contrast to the bacon and cheese was genius; the color from the asparagus was a perfect touch for its presentation. Great value, $14 total! If only one had ordered, leftovers would have accompanied us home.
All tables wiped immediately after the turnover, essential in this small eatery.
Beautiful murals of vineyards on the wall and picture windows. They decorate seasonally and attempt to absorb the noise with curtains (it can get loud). Suitable for family meals or business.
Toshi’s Ramen– Eugene, Oregon
My first ramen experience!
Orders are placed at the counter and then delivered to the table. As a newbie to the ramen scene, I was hesitant to decide on a bowl and unsure of the pork they use. The man was very helpful and encouraging about the options and I decided on a miso original with pork.
*customers bus their own tables
My dinner companions and I shared pork pot stickers to start. Incredible! It is evident that they are made fresh each day. I could eat these everyday. The ramen arrives in a huge bowl (like pho) and the slice of pork is on top. As I am not a spicy food lover we, thankfully, add our own spices. The broth was flavorful and unlike top ramen did not have hoards of sodium in it. Loved it! While I am not a ramen convert now, I will definitely go again to eat. $8-And enough to take back for another meal. Good value.
We bus our own tables and they manage to keep it clean.
Cool decor, casual seating with indoor and outdoor tables. College students and community members alike keep the place in business.