Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Hidden Loch in San Rafael. Here's a very local place that's tucked away in Loch Lomond past the San Rafael Marina. A ramshackle cottage with lots of seafaring charm. The name is Bobby's F'o'c's'le Cafe, and it is in full nautical dress, although a bit faded. And that strange word in the middle is pronounced "folks", and it stands for some long nautical name where the crew sleeps on a ship. Dogs are welcome, tied up on the railing that surrounds the deck. A very casual neighborhood place.
We found a map pointing to our location on the way to the restaurant.
Dad enjoyed the Eggs with Bacon and superb Hash Browns. The restaurant was quite full, both inside and out. We soon understood why. The food was really good, and the service friendly.
I enjoyed their Eggs Benedict special. They used one big slice of ham over split English muffins.
After such a big breakfast, which neither of us could finish, we decided to take a walk along the harbor in front of the restaurant. There was a nice view of the Richmond Bridge through the docked boats. The bridge is a little hard to make out in the photo as it blends in with the haze on the horizon. It is straight back on the center right of the photo.
The path was well-paved and smooth, and there were benches along the way although we didn't stop at any. The water immediately near the shore was a bit brackish, but still it was quite a nice walk and change of scene.