A trip to La Conner wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Calico Cupboard. This morning, we arrived before many of the stores had opened, so we stopped in. I try to get by here for lunch either at this location or in Anacortes at least once on these trips.
This started as a bakery, and the cafe portion was added with sandwiches and other fare. The name suggests coziness, and that is what you get, with antique tables and chairs. The La Conner location is very small, and the Anacortes location has a bit more space.
In addition to their signature baked items, there is a full line of breakfast items, and soups and sandwiches for lunch. Most items come in under $10.
Laura and I were mainly after coffee and a muffin to pass a bit of time until the rest of the shhops opened. However, after looking at the menu, we decided on breakfast. Laura got something traditional – eggs, bacon, and a couple of pancakes. Hard to go wrong there, and she said hers was quite good. I decided to try their Sante Fe omlette, and got a feast. The omlette itself had tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other goodies, and was topped with sour cream and guacamole. In addition, there was toast and a fruit cup. I wouldn’t have to eat for the rest of the day. The omlette was one of the best I’d every had. I love the flavor of salsa with eggs, and the addition of guacamole just added a new dimension.
Smooth and efficient – just what one would want.
Calico Cupboard is a popular destination for tourists, and can get crowded during peak seasons. However, in October it was the perfect place to warm up.