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Everybody raves about Awful Annie's Restaurant, and it's been on my "radar" for a long time, but every time I've been by, there was a line of hungry diners out the front door.  This morning, we had a couple of hours on our hands, and weren't in a hurry for anything, so Friday, November 14, 2014 marked the day we got to enjoy this fine restaurant for the first time.

Photo:  Awful Annie's Restaurant  is located in historic Old Town Auburn, which abounds with charm, and is a very interesting place to explore.  The restaurant is in a rather long, narrow building, and features lots of patio dining with a great view of the historic Placer County courthouse.  On this lovely fall morning, Friday, November 14, 2014, we elected to dine on the patio.  If you're in the mood for pizza, note there is a pizza restaurant located below Annie's.

Photo:  Weekday mornings, Awful Annie's Restaurant is truly a busy place, and often has a line of people waiting outside to be seated.  Annie's has a reputation of being one of the best breakfast restaurants in Placer County, and is a favorite of the Auburn locals, and everybody knows everybody else.  You enter the restaurant at the patio, and you need to enter your name in a book in order to get a seat, as per the sign that greets you.  We had some time on our hands today, so the 15-minute wait to be seated wasn't a problem.  After enjoying a delicious breakfast at Annie's, even if you have to wait a bit, the wait is worth it, as the food is marvelous.  The gentleman in the forefront is a host/greeter/seater, and also kept the coffee mug full of delicious coffee.

Photo:  If you're not in the mood to enjoy the patio, Awful Annie's offers plenty of indoor dining, in a dining room that features rather quaint decor.  The door to the right leads to the busy kitchen.  Annie's is open for breakfast and lunch, and any item on the extensive menu can be ordered any time the restaurant is open.  

Photo:  The patio dining room was packed today at breakfast.  Heaters are built in, and I suspect the clear blinds to the left can be rolled up on warm days.  Today was a beautiful fall morning, but we were glad the blinds were rolled down and a number of the heaters were on.  We could have dined inside, but we prefer the patio, and the great view it offers of Old Town Auburn.

Photo:  Our super friendly server, Kayla, brings our orders to the table.  When she first greeted us, I let her know that I was planning to take photos, in order to do a write-up on this web site, and my Facebook page, and she replied with, "Awesome!"  I love a server who is enthusiastic, attentive, friendly, and open to my photo taking and endless questions.  For Kayla's exceptional service and enthusiastic attitude, she was rewarded with a generous tip, and she deserved every dollar of it.

Photo:  My wife, Sharlene, and I are both happy as Kayla snaps our photo.

Photo:  Sharlene ordered a "Dan's Scramble," which is three eggs scrambled with spinach, green onions, mushrooms and chicken apple sausage.  You get the choice between fruit or home fried potatoes.  Potatoes, of course!  Annie's is open for breakfast and lunch, and you can order any item from the menu, any time the restaurant is open.  If you don't have to drive, you can order a Bloody Mary for breakfast... too bad I had to drive! Sharlene loved her breakfast, and she took half of it home to eat for dinner.

Photo:  Annie's menu offers a vast array of breakfast and lunch choices, and everything on the menu looks fantastic.  However, I quickly homed-in on the "Scrambles" section of the breakfast menu, and then stopped at the "Migas," as I love anything even remotely Mexican.  The menu describes "Migas" as, "Three eggs scrambled with tortilla chips, bacon, chorizo, green peppers, tomatoes, Serrano chillis, red onion and salsa.  Topped with cheese, sour cream and salsa.  Served with flour tortilla and your choice of fruit or potatoes."  Potatoes, of course! As you can see in the photo, the presentation is beautiful, but the breakfast tasted BETTER than the photos show. No wonder everybody raves about Awful Annie's Restaurant!  

Awful Annie's Restaurant was truly a pleasant breakfast experience.  I understand why every raves about the food, as it is absolutely fantastic and priced right.  The staff is friendly and attentive, and the service is outstanding. When you're in the mood for a delicious breakfast in the quaint foothill town of Auburn, pay a visit to Awful Annie's Restaurant.

Awful Annie's Restaurant
160 Sacramento St.
Auburn, CA 95604
530 888-9857
www.awfulannies.com


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