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Featured in ‘Eating up the West Coast’, by Brigit Binns, a Sunset Magazine publication!

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The Seattle Times, May, 2012

“Comfort and charm in Langley

It was pouring rain and dark as dusk on the mid-April morning my pal and I landed in Clinton. Ten minutes after driving off the ferry we were in the little town of Langley hugging mugs of strong coffee at The Braeburn, a daytime cafe full of tchotchkes and country charm. Tables up front near a potbellied stove fill up first on days like this, but there’s a charming, dog-friendly garden in back that looks ideal for sipping mimosas in summer.

Owner Lisa Morrill, who once waited tables here, bought the cafe in November 2010. She persuaded us to try the seared oatmeal, a treat as decadent as any pastry. Sweetened, cinnamon-scented oatmeal is cooled, sliced and seared on the flattop. Then it’s lavished with brown butter and garnished with brittle leaves of fried mint.

The Food Network fussed over The Braeburn’s corned-beef mash — an enormous portion of meat and potatoes topped with three fried eggs and Dubliner cheese. But I fell for the veggie hash, a peperoncini-sparked jumble of farm fresh kale and root vegetables from local gardens, along with artichoke hearts, olives and black beans.”

“Best Breakfast in Washington State” The Food Network Magazine

Quaint Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound, is a perfect one-day getaway from Seattle, particularly when the day starts here, with juice served in a mason jar and this killer breakfast. The Mash is a delicious mess of corned beef, garlic mashed potatoes and Irish cheese topped off with three eggs. The dish has a heavy Irish influence, but the ingredients aren’t far-flung: They all come from the island or the Pacific Northwest.

 

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