Friday, August 22, 2008
Dad and I visited the Redwood Cafe, just off of Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael for breakfast a few days ago. I used to come here quite a bit when I was active in Marin Professionals. Since Marin's unemployment rate has risen to the highest rate in 5 years - at 5%, perhaps there is a reader who may find this information useful. Marin Professionals is a highly recommendable resource for preparing yourself, networking, and getting support for that next career move. And it's quite near this cafe.
The interior was just as simple as I recalled, and it was still full of choices that you have to look around the wall to see. We might term it a little morning treasure hunt. This is a very neighborhoody type place where you can be quite casual and comfortable.
Dad's treasure was a fresh vegetable omelet with hash browns. He liked it, but couldn't finish the large portion.
I found mine written in slanted letters on a white board on the wall to the right of the standard fare sign. A Greek scramble, filled with spinach, scallions and a good portion of dill. It was great, and I had home fries that had a few strands of cheddar cheese melted on the top, as well as some fresh chopped green onions. We enjoyed our food and time at this comfortable place. And Dad perked up when we sat next to a lady who seemed to be about his age, and he started flirting!