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Hoppes In Cayucos-Sunday Brunch

C. Herrera | Jul 1, 200307:10 PM

Finally made it to Hoppes in Cayucos for Sunday Brunch.
For those who don't know, Cayucos is some 20 minutes north of Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County.

I have read some good reviews of Hoppes,on this Web board, so I finally decided to check it out.

Arrived around 1:00 after a leisurely drive from Santa Maria. Parking was a little bit of a problem, but we found a spot right in front of the restuarant.
First of all, we were impressed with the restaurant decor. It is painted in a light creamy color with a vintage photographs and large wine bottles
After taking a seat,we were presented with the lunch menu. The big thing is a Sunday brunch where you choose one appetizer, one main entree and a desert,along with a glass of sparkling wine for $21.50. The waitress recomended the goat cheese salad with vinagrette as her choice for the appetizer.Following the appetizer, Mary decided to have the Halibut with lemon butter while I chose the Salmon with a teriyaki glaze.
The appetizer came soon after along with the wine and a assortment of home made breads. The bread selection was great, but not warm, which was a small detriment. If the breads had been warm,they would have been fantastic. As it was, it was very good. They served a home made humus which was out of this world. The salad was somewhat of a disappointment for some reason. the cheese was very good, but the overall effect was somewhat blah. I ended up eating the cheese with the bread and the humus, which was very tasty.
The main entrees came soon after and they were very good. The salmon was moist with a glazed exterior, wasabi mashed potatoes and crisp vegetables. It was fabulous. Mary's halibut was also excellent. We ate every piece,sopping up the sauce with the bread.
Following this, the waitress came with a desert menu
and I chose the homemade ice cream selection with homemade chocolate sauce. By now, I was stuffed, but managed to eat all of it.
All in all, it was a great dining experience.

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