Posts Tagged ‘Cobblestone Cafe’

Dive Night is a once monthly adventure undertaken by me and Husby, along with our friends Ruthie and Ray. Each couple alternates choosing a restaurant, one which must come under the category of “dive.” Our definition of dive: a neighborhood gathering spot with a laid-back atmosphere and good food. We’ll find the interesting hang-outs in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Casual attire required. A sip of beer or wine doesn’t hurt either.

 It’s summertime in Minnesota and that means we’re all cramming in fun outdoor activities in the few short months we have before the snow flies again.  In the case of Husby and me, we’re busy preparing for and attending craft shows and festivals.  In the case of Ruthie and Ray, well they’ve been really busy becoming grandparents and throwing wedding celebrations.  We’ve been preoccupied with our lives and haven’t been able to tend to Dive Night like we usually do.  However, we decided to take a little break from our hectic obligations and have a mini Dive Night, which didn’t even take place at night.  We got up bright and early on a Saturday morning and met for breakfast at the Cobblestone Cafe in downtown White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

I was surprised to see how many people were out for breakfast at 8:30 on a Saturday morning.  Getting a good jump on the day, I suppose.  And what a nice place to fuel up!  The sidewalk seating is great in the morning as it’s shaded from the sun and has a lovely view of the park across the street.

As you can see, the sidewalk seating was packed by the time we arrived, so instead of waiting for a table we opted to eat inside.  The decor is nothing to speak of, but it’s a nice, clean cafe.  This is also a breakfast/lunch cafe, open from 7:00-3:00 Monday through Saturday and 7:00-2:00 on Sunday.

While the four of us told stories about what we’ve been up to our breakfasts were being dished up, and when they arrived we couldn’t believe what we saw.  The servings were enormous!

Husby’s eggs over easy and corned beef hash.

I had a ham and swiss omelette with hollandaise sauce and hash browns.

Ray chose scrambled eggs with Italian hash.

Ruthie ordered scrambled eggs and hash browns filled with bacon.

Husby and I aren’t used to having such a big breakfast in the morning and found ourselves weighed down for several hours after eating.  It sustained us the entire day.  All of our breakfasts were reported to be tasty and hot.

If you’re in the mood for a good, home-cooked breakfast I would highly recommend the Cobblestone Cafe.  Some day I’ll drop by for lunch; if it’s as good as the breakfasts were, this place is an all-around winner.

I also think Dive Morning might have something going for itself.  We might have to consider breakfast joints more often ~ if only getting up early on the weekends were more appealing to me.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: