This lovely restaurant is really the only "real restaurant" between Crater Lake west entrance and Roseburg on the North Umpqua Highway, #138. We stopped, wondering what kind of food and quality we could possiby find in such an out-of-the-way place. It is just adorable. It is simply yet beautifully decorated and even has a glass enclosed back room/porch that allows you to look out the back at the Rogue River and beautifully landscaped garden. It would be a great place to hold a small wedding or party.
Since I am rather picky and do not eat food that is high in fat, salt, or eat red meat and I prefer whole grains rather than white foods, I wasn't certain I could find anything I would be willing to order. The menu was overwhelmingly sandwiches at lunch. However, we did notice they had mushroom raviolis with roasted red pepper and basil sauce. After checking that the sauce was not cream-based, we decided to order it. It was perfect. There were about 6 or 8 large raviolis in an oval casseole dish covered with plenty of pesto roasted red pepper sauce and lightly sprinkled with parmesan cheese. The peppers were cut into small bite-sized pieces so you could really taste them. We were later told the raviolis had just been made that morning in their kitchen. Additionally, it came with a good-sized portion of green salad with mixed greens, red cabbage, small tomato pieces, carrots, celery, etc., and your choice of dressing. Lastly, a piece of homemade wheat bread which was made into garlic bread was included. It was delicious. We really did not expect such a good-tasting lunch as such a small local place but will definitely eat here again next time we pass by.
I do think they should have some different and more creative sandwiches than they currently offer. Most sound gigantic and are heavy with meats - especially red meats. It was not clear from the menu that bread other than white bread was available but I am sure they would make your sandwich on anything they have in the house.
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