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Vacaville Breakfast - Downtown Cafe

Stanley Stephan | Mar 13, 2003 10:36 AM

I've been intending to post this since October, but life got it the way. However, I can't imagine that anything has changed at this cafe since it seems little has changed at this restaurant since it opened in the fifties, I'm guessing. That is a good thing.

It is right in the center of downtown Vacaville with two large windows looking on the action, or lack of action, of Merchant Street.

It's a good old fashioned breakfast, they type you could expect in any restaurant of that era. The food is all real, eggs, potatoes, corned beef hash. I doubt if anything is from a restaurant vendor.

Get the biscuits. Wonderful, flakey, warm and made at the restaurant.

The coffee is always refilled. It's a town kind of place. Some teachers and a principal were having breakfast. Other locals dropped in and joked with the waitress. The type of place where the waitress calls you hon. And they are waitresses, not servers. You can evesdrop on the local gossip and get a good breakfast.

All the standards with eggs, steak, pork chops, chicken fried steak, ham, sausage, bacon, beef patty and Linguica.

There's French toast, pancakes (with blueberries bannana and cinnamon), and cinnamon toast (wish I ordered that. My dad would make that for me when I was young).

Standard omlettes including Denver, Chili, Spanish and a Seafood avacado and jack.

Typical lunch sandwiches, hamburgers, patty melts, French Dip au jus, tuna melt, Reuben, fried cod, grilled cheese, chicken breast. There's beefeater which has roast beef, grilled onions and cheddar on sourdough. They also have cheesesteak. There are club sandwiches and BLT's.

You can get hot turkey or roast beef sandwiches. Other lunches include honey dipped fried chicken, catfish, shrimp baskets, and liver and onions and much more.

There are salads like chef, cobb, fruit, shrimp louie, dieters delight (cottage cheese and peaches are included), stuffed tomato, and stuffed avacado.

You can get chilli dogs, kraut dogs and corn dogs.

There were some good looking pies on display as well.

It is a step back in time. A good step back. You would almost expect the Western version of Andy Taylor and Opie stopping by on a day when Aunt Bea is under the weather.

Hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - 3 pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

Dowtown Cafe
374 Merchant St
Vacaville, Ca 95688

707 - 448 - 0490

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