Longboard Louie's where Halibut Taco's were the order of the day. The serving was quite large. Taco's were accompanied by beans, Mexican rice and corn chips with a wide selection of sauces and salsa's. One Taco would have been sufficient for the hungriest of people. The price was reasonable $9.50 for the plate, the taste, however, was not. These Taco's lacked that something special and definitely did not live up to my favorite (so far) Halibut Taco from BJ Willy's in West Linn. The restaurant was ultra casual. We ate outside on benches in the shade where I noticed that a bowl was provided for thirsty pets so clearly your family friends are welcome here as well as your healthy appetites!
Joolz was the perfect solution. This beautifully decorated restaurant and bar provided small healthy Mediterranean plates and fresh happy hour cocktails. I indulged in a Mango Mint Martini whilst nibbling on grilled asparagus and falafel. Their wine selection was extensive and the healthy pours ensured that this restaurant was to become my favorite place to dine and drink in Bend!
We walked to the Victorian Cafe located at 1404 NW Galveston Ave. There was a wait for those that wanted to eat inside but it was such a glorious day that eating outside was the perfect option and we were seated immediately. (Besides, inside was a little stuffy for a warm summer morn.)
Service was quick but not hurried. Within minutes we had water, coffee and menus.
We had to try the award winning Bloody Mary's so these were ordered without question. Sadly, I was a little disappointed. It tasted a little on the watery side as though it had been sitting in a jug with ice for some time. I like my BM's a little more robust.
Breakfast soon followed. I could not fault the service.
My zucchini, spinach and pepper omelet was topped with a delicious pesto and served with a sweet apple sauce. Their wholewheat toast was perfectly crispy as I like it.
My friend enjoyed her bacon and eggs, (to a point. It seems that you can only eat so much bacon and at The Victorian Cafe they definitely serve a "healthy" amount) but her favorite was the potato hash that accompanied her meal.
I would have enjoyed an espresso but sadly, drip coffee is all that is offered.
You can also view what others have said about the Victorian Cafe at Urban Spoon.