Wednesday, November 28, 2007

GillWoods Cafe

Having already visited most of San Francisco's tourist destinations on our many previous visits to the Bay Area, Devin and I took a trip to Napa.

On the way to find an eatery that was unique to Napa Valley, we passed by Filippi's Pizza Grotto. I hadn't known there were any locations outside of San Diego County.

Because I was weak from hunger (and tasting wines), we stopped into GillWoods Cafe when we spotted it in a small outdoor mall.

Although it was already mid-afternoon, I felt like having an omelet, which was great because at GillWoods Cafe, breakfast is served all day. I ordered the Veggie Omelet, which came with Home Fried Potatoes and Wheat Toast. The nice thing about GillWoods is that that they bought out salsa with the ketchup. The potatoes were well seasoned, but a little on the dry and mealy side. On the other hand, my omelet was very wet. The vegetable mixture of tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, cheese, and onion was tucked into the egg instead of incorporated into the egg, so maybe it was the steam that left my omelet in a big, wet puddle. Regardless of the sogginess, the top part of the egg omelet was fluffy and the vegetables were able to stay slightly crisp.

Devin had a Club Sandwich on Wheat with french fries. The sandwich had chicken breast, mayonnaise, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado. You can see that the sliced sandwich was very thick, mostly because of the chicken breast. Devin said this sandwich was on par for a club sandwich, but definitely not worth the $12.60 price tag.

Unfortunately, GillWoods Cafe closes at 3pm daily and we walked in at around 2:30pm unaware of their hours of operation. Our food took a while to arrive at our table and by then we started to notice that we were the only customers and that people were approaching the restaurant doors and walking away without entering. Halfway through our meal, the check was placed on our table, even though I had planned on trying their Carrot Cake, which they believe is "the best carrot cake anywhere". Instead of rushing our meal and making us feel inconvenient, I wish they had informed us when we walked into the restaurant that they would be closing soon so that we could have gone elsewhere.

GillWoods Cafe
1320 Napa Town Center
Napa, CA 94559

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