{Honeymoon Cafe}

Honeymoon Cafe

Hands down, Honeymoon Cafe is my favorite place for breakfast in the area. And as someone who is not much of a big breakfast eater, I don’t say that lightly! The restaurant sits on an unassuming corner of Price St. in Pismo Beach, but is always packed with people who crave their fresh, local, often organic, and always delicious breakfasts and lunches and eclectic, neighborhood vibe.

Jeff and I headed over there on Saturday for a little birthday celebration (24!) and a walk on the beach. The day was absolutely gorgeous, but we decided to sit inside in a cozy corner and enjoy our breakfast and coffee–did I mention their coffee is amazing too?

Honeymoon Cafe

My go-to order at Honeymoon is their Moonrise bagel which is a lot like Nautical Bean’s California Eggel. However, this weekend I was looking for something a bit more special–it was my birthday after all!–so I ordered the multigrain pancakes with eggs and veggie sausage. The pancakes were to die for!

Honeymoon Cafe

Jeff ordered their sourdough french toast which was also amazing.

Honeymoon Cafe

It is a bit of a trek for us to get out there, but it is highly worth the trip! You can find more reviews of Honeymoon Cafe on their yelp page here.

{Ventana Grill}

Ventana Grill is a (somewhat) new restaurant in Pismo Beach with prime real estate–right on the bluffs overlooking the ocean! I’ve been there a few times before and this weekend, we thought it would be the perfect restaurant to take Jeff’s parents to watch the sun set over the ocean and enjoy a nice dinner.

Ventana Grill refers to themselves as a “Coastal Fusion” restaurant, with items on their menu ranging from traditional seaside fair such as clam chowder to more Mexican favorites such as burritos and enchiladas.

To kick of the meal, the waiters bring you fresh warm corn and flour tortillas, cinnamon butter, and a trio of salsas as an appetizer.

Salsa Trio

And when you’ve stuffed yourself with tortillas, the food comes! I had a giant¬†burrito while the rest of the group devoured pork tacos, vegetable enchiladas, and ahi, and they were all delicious!

Burrito

Pork Tacos

Vegetable Enchiladas

While the food’s great, the views really make the trip worth it–we saw a pod of dolphins while we waited for dinner–can’t really beat that!

You can check out their website here.