Big Sur: Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

It's not often that my family takes a family trip, but this summer we somehow guilt tripped my dad into driving us to Big Sur, where none of us had been before.  The entire trip can be summed up in one word: breathtaking.

We didn't exactly do the whole hiking thing (not really our style), so we might not have gotten the true Big Sur experience, but we did do the park-on-the-roadside-and-take-pictures thing (which is totally how the Wangs do vacations) and what we saw from the road was GORGEOUS.

In-between parking spots, we stopped by Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant for brunch:

















It looked like the restaurant had been converted from a cute little cabin in the woods:

















We got three dishes to share among the four of us.  First was the 9 grain pancake:























It definitely tasted...healthier than the usual pancake.  But what's really cool about it is that it was made in a cast iron skillet (hence the thickness) in a wood burning oven.

We were talked into trying the duck and arugula pizza:

















My favorite of the meal, no surprise there.  The duck was nice and smoky and very delicious.

Our last plate was the 3 egg omelet with avocado, bacon and cheese:

















Nothing too special there.

All in all, it was a cute little place to stop and stretch our legs.  The food was good, as was the atmosphere.  Things started to get busy as we were preparing to leave, so we're lucky we arrived when we did.

There aren't all that many food options along Hwy 1, but Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant is a worthwhile one.


Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant
47540 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-0520
http://www.bigsurbakery.com/

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