As we were having breakfast at Sunny Point Cafe, their door told us all kinds of things.
Besides theÂ obvious, “We’re Open” and these are the Credit Cards we take, those purple doors let us know that solar energy heats their water. When someone near us asked their server why the water in the rest room was so hot, she said it varies according to the season and weather and their impact on the solar collectors. The doors were also eager to let us know Sunny Point had partnered with Mountain BizWorks, (theyÂ help small businesses succeed in Western North Carolina) and are a member of Bicycle Benefits (offering discounts to folks arriving on two wheels). Not willing to stop there, we were also told Sunny Point participates in Dining Out for Life and have been Appalachina Grown certified as a restaurant that uses products from Southern Appalachian family farms. They wanted to tell us even more, but we were distracted by food.
PIC’sÂ MGB ($7.29) – “A mighty good breakfast” was just that and includedÂ Snow Creek sausage (nitrate free), cooked nice and crispy; two eggs (free range) were served as ordered – over medium; herb-seasoned cubed potatoes and an “angel biscuit” rounded out the dish. Options not chosen were tofu bacon, veggie sausage, stone ground chipotle cheese grits and focaccia bread.
When I find a breakfast that reminds me of wonderful early morning meals relished at Southern California beach restaurants, I order it.
On the menu as Crunchy Granola ($7.99), this large bowl of organic vanilla bean yogurt (or soy milk) was topped first with house made honey almond granola and then fresh fruit. The star of this dish was the granola. Just fantastic! Fresh, not clumped together from longer than optimum shelf time and plenty of whole almonds.
We both ordered coffee – “natch”.
At home we use Stevia to sweeten our drinks, but I was happy to see Organic Sugar on the table. Only problem was, I couldn’t get the stuff out of the darn bottle! It wasn’t humid or anything, just a too-small opening. Hey Sunny Point, please use something with a bigger opening so I don’t have to unscrew the top to get to the sugar.
We’ve been going to West Asheville’s Sunny Point Cafe for a few years now and it just seems to get better and better. Here’s a review from November, 2008.
Sunny Point Cafe
626 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
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