I walked inside and found myself surrounded with country market decor and the strong smell of freshly brewed coffee. I was greeted warmly and showed to my table. “Coffee,” I said, “…with cream.” Within a minute, my server, Jason arrived with a bright friendly smile. I glanced over the menu. I asked Jason if it would be too much trouble to start with a slice of Olallieberry Pie breakfast, because it was the only fruit pie that looked interesting on the menu. He had an even bigger smile on his face, because I had said the magic word…Pie. “Great choice. You’ll love it,” he said. He added that they sell their pies in their store next door if I wanted to take something home. Hmmm, there’s a thought! I can take a pie home.
During my second cup of hot coffee, my nice pipping hot piece of Olallieberry Pie arrived at my table. Oh my God, this looks so good! Shoot, I should have gotten my pie a la mode. After a few flash photography moments to get the right photo, I finally dipped my fork into the pie. Mmmm. How wonderfully good. It wasn’t super sweet either. It happened to be just the way I like it; fruity, not so sweet, and with a good pie crust that holds itself together after being sliced. I also ordered a Linn’s Bin Breakfast Special. It’s a gorgeous, yet hearty breakfast dish. Underneath the eggs were two potato hash brown cakes. This dish was actually pretty good for roadside food. It’s definitely the kind of breakfast that one should eat after working up an appetite from a long drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Linn’s Gourmet Goods is a shop packed with a delightful array of gourmet food items that all Foodies and Home Chefs would love grab their hands on. Inside, I found an amazing selection of the Linn’s signature gourmet food stuffs like fruit preserves, baking mixes, signature pie crusts, etc. I also discovered a whole freeze case of their famous fruit pies and savory pot pies ready bake at home.
Finding Linn’s in Cambria was like finding gold in Cambria, California. If only I knew that I would strike gold, because I would have brought an empty ice chest to take home many of the delectable gourmet food items. You know what? I’ll be more prepared for my next road trip to the California Central Coast. Do you think anyone would notice a Foodie with three ice chests filled with yummy gourmet food items speeding along the Pacific Coast Highway? Pray for me that I don’t get a speeding ticket on the way back to Los Angeles.
You can find Linn’s Restaurant, Linn’s Gourmet Goods, and their other shops in Cambria, California.
2277 Main Street
Cambria, California 93428