Pt. Reyes Station discovery
- gordon wing
Went out to Limantour Beach today - what a gorgeous day!
On the way home we stopped for a late lunch at the Pine Cone Diner in Pt. Reyes Station. (It's on Fourth St. just off the main street) I really like this place...has a nice feel-8 or 10 counter stools and 7 or 8 red naugahyde(?) booths. Old plates and tea cups hang as part of the decor. But the real attraction is the food...the milkshakes are great (mocha!-real coffee beans are thrown in). I had a club sandwich with turkey, avacado, tomato and bacon that was delicious. My wife had the tuna melt-made with white albacore tuna and a generous topping of cheese. This is my second time there and we've enjoyed everything so far. This is the kind of food you hope for when you go to a diner.
Fish tacos....sounds great. Is there only one taqueria? I'm not all that familiar with the town. But I'll give it a try next time I'm not in the mood for the Pine Cone Diner. Usually we stop at Taqueria San Jose in San Rafael for Mexican on the way home. A great place that's been mentioned previously on this site.
I'll second the recommendations for the Pine Cone and the taqueria (La Quinta, I think). Both are well worth a visit.
Another recommendation: the Bovine Bakery (on the main drag). Excellent breads, wonderful buttery croissants, very good coffee.
Also, check out the Cowgirl Creamery counter in a big barn-like structure a block off the main drag.
OT rec: there are two used bookstores in Pt. Reyes Station, one next to Pine Cone and the other close to Bovine. The latter has a larger selection, but both are great for browsing.