I don't usually stretch our trips into a zillion posts, but we just ate too many damn photogenic dishes to squeeze them all in. And I have to tell you about one of the best breakfasts I have had in a very long time.
When I eat somewhere that is seemingly in the middle of nowhere (sorry, places I'm talking about) and it is amazing and I want to hitch it to my rental car and bring it wherever I go next, I'm always surprised. Whether it's a cafe outside Zion National Park, or, in this case, a place called Cafe Berlin in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia, home of Mizzou, is basically smack in between St. Louis and Kansas City. Also known as: the PERFECT place to have breakfast before getting back to STL for our flight.
It doesn't look like too much from the outside--little strip mall, parking lot, interesting color choice, and...er...the font.
Inside it's all earthy and crunchy, complete with all kinds of characters (including us). It has charm (local art, and it's a venue for local entertainment), wit (after the beer list is a listing for a "suicide," aka a lil' of each, which you can order), but most importantly, the food is delicious. DELICIOUS.
Once again, for the third time in the state of Missouri, I read the words "Breakfast All Day." Those sweet (yet savory) words.
I managed to claw myself away from over easy eggs on this day. I pretty much wanted everything on this menu, but I decided on the Carey Burrito--scrambled eggs, feta, roasted potatoes, cilantro, and apples served with tzatziki. Sweet, salty, crunchy, hot, cold, omg I can't deal.
Look at the browning on those potatoes!
J also went burrito--he had the straight up Breakfast Burrito with eggs, cheddar, sausage, potatoes, and guac for an extra buck because he's wild like that.
I'm not sure when you'll be in the middle of Missouri next. But if you're 17 and applying to schools, this may be a good enough reason to apply to Mizzou. (The admissions office hasn't paid me.)