Babica Hen Cafe – Dundee
There is only one place to find an American Breakfast. After 20 years of visiting 30 countries throughout parts of Asia, Europe, Africa and central America I just last week came to that realization. You will only find an American Breakfast in America.
In Vietnam there is Pho. In Costa Rica beans and rice. In Cambodia BBQ pork over rice. In France, bread. In Spain, a tostada. India, deep fried dough with a curry. Africa, whatever you might be lucky enough to find. Central Asia has buns stuffed with mutton and China, steamed buns. I travel for food. So this is not a problem. In fact I Love it! But usually there comes a time when you just want a big over the top 3,000 calorie breakfast bomb. It is comforting. It reminds you of home. Weather you are only on the road for 30 days or an extended trip of 1-2 years there will a morning when you wake up and want hash browns, eggs, meat, country gravy, hollandaise sauce. You get the idea.
So I do take my Breakfasts seriously. Especially coming from Portland, Oregon where the breakfast / brunch is an event. A 60-90 minute wait is the norm. A meal that 4 people could share is standard. I once found myself in a restaurant called gravy on Mississippi avenue looking at a 12 egg omelette, hash-browns and country gravy. Terri-Lynn and I shared it and we still had leftovers. We never went back.
I am sharing these memories while writing this on the Costa Blanca on the coast of Spain. There is nothing like that here. Locals start their day with a Tostada, basically half a baguette, toasted and topped with either olive oil, tomato, cheese or canned tuna. I am looking at the brunch pictures from Babica Hen cafe and drooling. We ate there many times before starting our work day of filming wineries in the Willamette Valley AVA. It is a good choice. Heavy food before a day of drinking wine. Here are a few dishes that we ate.
I have more breakfast shots, way too many. I think the above will suffice in portraying the offerings of Babica Hen Cafe for breakfast.
We can now move on to lunch. This is not a place to go if you are on a diet. It’s just not. And that is OK. This is comfort food. American food. Heavy, tasty and full of fat. Here comes lunch!
So. Obviously. We like Babica Hen Cafe.