Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday Morning Brunch

This morning, my hubby & I went out for a lovely Saturday morning brunch.  It was just the two of us, because my kids are with my dad.  They are having some special time with their grandad, so my hubby & I were able to have a wonderful little date.

My hubby and I drove about 15 minutes outside of Santa Barbara to go to brunch at a quaint little restaurant called Cold Spring Tavern.  This is a one of a kind place!

Really, the drive to and from Cold Spring Tavern was like a date in itself.  My hubby and I had a great time chatting as we enjoyed the curvy road and the beautiful ocean vista.

Cold Spring Tavern is housed in a shack, essentially.
It used to be a stop for the Wells Fargo stagecoach and is now a historic landmark.
It is filled with old memorabilia and fun, kitschy decor.

When we pulled up, we immediately saw the rustic out-buildings and the beautiful trees, rocks, and flowers.

Right away, we could smell the burning of the open-air fire
combined with the smell of bacon and oak trees.
Santa Maria tri-tip, a local specialty, was already slow cooking for later in the day.

The anticipation of a special brunch was a wonderful feeling!

At the door we were greeted with an unusual door handle, latch, and sign.

Cold Spring Tavern makes its own bread and biscuits for their morning menu.  I can say, it was quite delicious.
I ordered the french toast made from the special bread.

I also HAD to have some of the bacon I had smelled outside
(and coffee & OJ, of course).

Later in the day, there will be outdoor music, chili, and beer.
We had such a great brunch, my hubby even suggested we come back later this afternoon!

It is a wonderful place!
If you are ever in the Santa Barbara area,
I highly recommend you visit Cold Spring Tavern.

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  1. Michelle,
    Thank you for inviting me along on your Saturday Morning Brunch, dear one!!!
    The Cold Spring Tavern was absolutely c h a r m i n g!!!

    1. Dear Pat,
      I am so glad you were able to "join me". There are certain places in this world, like "Cold Spring Tavern", that are so very special.

  2. Thanks Michelle for the lovely brunch trip! I enjoyed reading about this quaint place and the food looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Pam. I appreciate your support of my blog! Also, I enjoy your blog very much.