The small town of Cedarville, CA, is located in Modoc Country, in the far northeastern corner of California, just a few miles west of the Nevada state line. The town is known for ranching, tourism, and ... you guessed it.... hunting due to the rural and remote nature of the area. There are only a handful of restaurants in town, but when you're in the mood for amazing cuisine, look no further than Country Hearth Restaurant and Bakery, located in downtown Cedarville.
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Photo: Country Hearth Restaurant and Bakery is located on Main Street, in downtown Cedarville, CA, which has a population of around 500 people. Main Street isn't exactly busy on this Sunday morning, and I doubt whether it's ever busy, as Cedarville is located in remote Modoc County, in the far northeastern corner of California, and is the epitome of "Small Town USA."
It's about 10:00 in the morning on Sunday, June 14, 2020, and I've arrived at Country Hearth Restaurant looking forward to an outstanding breakfast.
Photo: You have the choice of dining inside, or you can dine outside on the lovely, shaded porch, with a view of downtown Cedarville. I chose to dine outside, as the weather was perfect and the air was fresh and clean.
Photo: "Mr. Mascot," the friendly black dog, relaxes on the porch, and welcomes diners to the restaurant. He's super friendly, and he loves to be petted. It looks like he gets a lot of attention, as he positioned himself next to the entrance, and all who entered or left the restaurant showered him with attention.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the decor is pure small-town"Americana," complete with knotty pine, rustic wooden tables and lots of knick-knacks decorating the walls. There is even a pair of snowshoes which could come in handy, as Cedarville experiences many "snow days" and many days with below zero temperatures.
Photo: If you're inclined to read, or play board games, there is a table set up in the middle of the dining room that is stacked with books, along with a couple board games for your enjoyment. I imagine if you're a Cedarville local, management wouldn't have a problem loaning you a book or two.
Photo: The breakfast menu covers all bases and includes something for every taste, including vegetarians. My suggestion is that you order toast, as the toast is "Texas Toast" and it is simply amazing! Considering the remote location of Cedarville, the prices are very reasonable. No wonder Country Hearth Restaurant is a local favorite!
Photo; How long has it been since you've seen an 1890's vintage wall telephone? This antique doesn't operate - pun included - but it certainty adds character and charm to the dining room.
Photo: The kitchen isn't really open, but I took a peek through the door and snapped a photo of the staff in action.
Photo: Meet Gracie, my amazingly friendly hostess, who brings my breakfast, along with house-made jam and salsa, to my table outside. Gracie treated me like I was her uncle, and provided super service, along with pleasant conversation.
Photo: After looking at my amazing breakfast, especially the "Texas Toast," I smile as Gracie snaps my photo, as I know I'm about to enjoy a delightful breakfast.
Photo: Gracie tops off my coffee mug with a smile. At Country Hearth Restaurant, all breakfast include coffee, which is certainly rarity in the year 2020.
Photo: From the "Breakfast" page of the menu, I went with "#2," which gives you a choice of bacon, link sausage or sliced ham. Of course your breakfast features two eggs cooked your way, hashbrowns and toast. Like all breakfasts, coffee is included. In-house made salsa is included, along with jam. All of this goodness for $8.50! Is the year 2020 or is it 2000? Amazing!
Speaking of "amazing," I ordered link sausage and my breakfast included FOUR sausage links. The links were cooked perfectly, grilled to perfection on the outside, and juicy tender inside. They were placed on a bed of perfectly fried hash brown potatoes, crispy golden on the outside, and juicy white and tender inside. As per my de facto standard, I ordered my eggs fried over easy, and they arrived perfectly "over easy." The chef at Country Hearth Restaurant has talent.
The menu advertises toast is included with the breakfast. Well, this isn't just "toast," it's "Texas Toast!" The thick slices of toast arrived toasted and buttered. Frankly, I was dazzled, awed and amazed when friendly Gracie brought my breakfast to me with the toast... it wasn't something I was expecting. When she saw the look on my face, I suppose she read my mind, and she told me the toast was baked in the restaurant's bakery. The toast alone was worth the price of the meal.
I didn't try the jam, as I'm not a fan of sweet preserves, but I helped myself to the fresh, in-house made salsa, and liberally spooned it to the side of my plate, and dipped my hash browns into it, for an additional taste sensation. The salsa was very mild - this is northeastern California, not Mexico - but it was fresh, tangy and very flavorful. I asked my friendly server and she told me it's a house recipe and it's made daily. In the end, I devoured the whole jar of salsa.
I'm a lover of a good breakfast, but this breakfast was BEYOND good, as it was simply AMAZING! All of this goodness for $8.50, including a bottomless coffee mug. If you love breakfast as much as I do, Country Hearth Restaurant is your choice.
Photo: Close-up of one of the best breakfasts that I've enjoyed in a long time. Note the thick, "Texas Toast," which is baked in the restaurant's bakery. This breakfast is as good as it gets, and I rated Country Hearth Restaurant and Bakery "5-stars" on Yelp.
The presentation and "plating" was simply amazing, but the taste of this fine meal was even better than the presentation!
The food is delicious, the atmosphere is totally "Americana," the service is amazing, and was SO NICE to sit on the porch and watch the lack of traffic and action on Main Street. When you're visiting Modoc Country, and you're in the mood for an amazing breakfast, lunch or dinner, look to Country Hearth Restaurant and Bakery, located in Cedarville, CA.
Country Hearth Restaurant and Bakery
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