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“Best "10 Minute" wait for breakfast”
Review of Rocky Bay Cafe

Rocky Bay Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We wanted a Sunday Breakfast / Brunch while we stayed on San Juan Island. We got good local input to go to the Rocky Bay Cafe. When we arrived, there was quite a crowd waiting outside (always a good sign of decent food). The Owner greated us and we put our name ion the waiting list. He told is it was only a "10 minute wait" - he told everyone that arrived after us that is was a "ten minute" wait. After 30 minutes, we were seated. The food and service made the wait well worth it. Fairly straight forward breakfast fair, but done REALLY well. The Cafe was packed and the servers were hussling. My wife hade a basic eggs, hash browns and bacon combo that she fully enjoyed. I had the Chicken Fried Steak. The fried steak and gravy were very good (I am a bit of a pepper monkey when it comes to my sausage gravy) but it did need more pepper. The steak was very tender and the eggs were perfectly done. The Cafe's hash brown are done "old school" - which is good. They were crispy, and tender all at once and I enjoyed them thoroughly. Well worth the "10 minute" wait.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stopped here after seeing so many people eating in their restaurant over the week. We had a Reuben sandwich and a Halibut Wrap both were DELICIOUS the best we had all holiday. Such a great little place to eat. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

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Thank elmaj0
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I had terrific chorizo and eggs at this cafe during our stay on the island. John, the owner,, moved here about ten years ago and detected a lack of customer care in the local restaurants at that time. Sort of the "captive audience" attitude. So, he bought the old donut shop and expanded it into a cafe. It is now the most popular place on the island for breakfast and can sometimes be tough to get into. Great menu, nice staff, reasonably priced, and good location all combine to make this a logical place to try while you are on the island.

Thank kolekona
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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Excellent service and quite crowded for breakfast. Good coffee and ok pancakes. Oatmeal looked good. Will probably return as there are few sit down choices.

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Thank jfd
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Went there with some friends for breakfast and had one of the cinnamon buns, very good. The place was packed with customers at 9 am. The staff did not seem overwhelmed and kept our coffee cups filled. One in our party had biscuits and gravy, seemed well pleased with that. We will go back again.

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Thank x4ster
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