I recently went to breakfast at the Coffee Pot with my wife and my mother-in-law. My wife ordered eggs over easy, potatoes and toast. Her breakfast arrived with part of the egg whites still raw and uncooked, so she sent it back. It was returned on the original plate as egg residue from the first eggs was clearly visible on the plate. Now the eggs were medium cooked and the potatoes were cold. The waitress indicated that my wife should have ordered eggs medium rather than over easy if she wanted them fully cooked. Further, she indicated that she couldn't tell the cooks how to cook an order and neither could the owner, Gordon. Something is clearly amiss here. In my experience it is standard practice to replate orders that have been returned to the kitchen in even the humblest of restaurants. The owner offered to replace the cold potatoes, but my wife declined. The owner made no offer to adjust the bill.
My mother-in-law and I both ordered oatmeal and a muffin. The oatmeal is made on demand using quick cooking rolled oats and included brown sugar, raisins and nuts. The price for the oatmeal plus muffin was eleven dollars. This is the highest price I have paid for oatmeal and I have eaten a lot of oatmeal in restaurants all over the country. Prices reflect what the market will bear, so I can't complain too strenuously on that account.
All in all, on this visit, the restaurant fell short of my expectations concerning service and response to problems that might arise. Reputations matter even in a tourist destination like Morro Bay, so I am very surprised by the owner's response to the problems with my wife's breakfast.