Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Butterflies. When I found out that Cafe Papillon serves breakfast every day, it immediately went on my must try list. Dad and I dropped by what was I believe the last sunny Sunday in Marin for some time. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and we were obviously earlier than most of their Sunday crowd since we were the only ones in the restaurant until the clock struck 10 a.m.
Dad wanted just a standard ham & cheese omelet with hash browns and wheat toast. He said it tasted just as he hoped.
While Dad ordered his standard hot chocolate (and enjoyed it), I decided to be a bit more adventurous, and tried the White Chocolate Latte (pictured). Good choice! Wow, that one is recommendable, but be prepared for its sweetness.
Personally, since this restaurant has a Persian flair, I was hoping to find something with that flair on the breakfast menu. No such luck. I tried the spinach, mushroom and cheese omelet with the freshly made hash browns. I was disappointed that the cheese was only the processed pre-sliced type placed on top of the omelet, when it would have been so easy to add some interest to the dish by putting some feta or another white cheese inside. But it was quite fresh, and tasted good, other than the oily processed cheese. The place was cheerful and clean, but the empty shelving could have used a bit more spiffy brightening as it made the place look rather unfinished the way it was. All in all a solid 'American' breakfast.
June 5, 2007