Friday, May 27, 2011

Food Friday

Del Monte Cafe 1901 Santa Barbara Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Huevos Rancheros Special of the Day
For some reason, entering through the doors of SLO's Del Monte Cafe seemed more like entering through the doors of a time machine.  We stepped inside the cafe for a quick breakfast,  and I seriously thought I accidentally walked into the wrong era. Pleasantville, anyone? I can't exactly explain the reasons why, but if you've ever been there you would know what I'm talking about. Just like its acronym, SLO is generally a slow town. And, I don't mean that in any disrespect, for it's definitely a charming little place to be, but just not my cup of tea. I am far too much of a city girl.

2 + 2 + 2 -- Two hearty pancakes, two eggs, and two strips of bacon. Not bad for only eight bucks.

Getting back to the food, I had a hard time deciding between pancakes and eggs. Whenever I visit different cities, or notable restaurants, if I am there in time for breakfast, then I always like to sample their pancakes. I heard Del Monte's pancakes were the size of their plates, which made the decision even tougher. More pancake = more tempting. Despite my pancake craving, I went for their Huevos Rancheros Special, because, at the time, it sounded a lot more appetizing. While the dish was tasty, I'd hardly call it anything special. DJ's pancake order looked more my style. Del Monte Cafe is an endearing place to dine, but the next time I stop in SLO, you know where I'd eat first.

In other news, my giveaway ended this past Wednesday, so it's time to announce the winner! Congrats to Mel of Modanista Junkie, you have won some free swag, via The Body Shop! Thanks again to The Body Shop for sponsoring this giveaway, and more importantly, thanks to all of my beautiful readers who entered the contest! I've got more pancakePRIZES in store for you in the future, so make sure you "like" pancakeSTACKER on Facebook to get all the updates first!


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18 Comments:

OpenID thequirkykitchen said...

Hehee! I was just thinking that your cafe looked like a retro hang out! Pretty cool :-) I kinda wanna go and make some pancakes now! :-)

May 27, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger blacksandbrights said...

OH MY GOODNESS - this looks absolutely incredible - breakfast for dinner tonight?

May 27, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Mary @ stylefyles said...

I LOVE FOOD FRIDAYYYYYYYS!

Those Huevos Rancheros look tasty! There's something about a stack of eggs, cheese and beans with a dollop of sour cream that just makes my heart spin and my arteries freeze. Sorry to hear it was just okay - the cheese does have a bit of a plasticky appearance. I would still try it though!!

Hope you're well!

May 27, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger SeaofGirasoles said...

mmmm,what a food! i would love to have pancakes with eggs!
nice blog,will read it! following now with bloglovin

http://seaofgirasoles.blogspot.com/

May 28, 2011 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Marissa said...

This looks absolutely DELISH. I will make it a point to come to this little spot someday :)

Your blog looks lovely darling! I've been on a little hiatus, so I haven't visited in a while. Did you have Mentari design what you wanted or did you pic one of their freebies? Any blog they do always looks great!

XO
Marissa

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May 28, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Susie Heymer said...

Wow! It seems to be a delight! Pretty pictures!
Have a lovely weekend!
Xoxo
Susie
www.myfashionview.com

May 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Chelsea Lane said...

YUMM OLIVES! haha. you look awesome in your last outfit post!!

xoxo

May 28, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Carissa said...

I swear I feel hungry as soon as I see the first pic!

May 29, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Alma said...

This looks amazing and delicious! :)

xoxo

May 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Like Mousse Au Choco said...

this looks so... OMG

May 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger THE NOMADIC FASHIONISTA said...

this is yummmy!!!

May 29, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

That looks so yummy :-)

xoxo Michaela

May 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger ANN said...

Ohhh my goodness breakfast has never looked SO good

May 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Style with Benefits said...

Yummy times 10! I love your food posts. :) Thinking I may need to have breakfast for dinner because I could eat eggs at any time of the day!

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

xx, becs

May 31, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger ambisalad said...

that looks so good!

May 31, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger sbot said...

growling stomach!!!! Yum

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-Stephanie

May 31, 2011 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Zertuzzi said...

neat blog mmmm

May 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Note to self - don't look at food pictures when you're starving!! This looks amazing!! I'll have to get some advice from you on SLO, my hubby is going to start going to school there soon!

http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

June 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

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