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Woods Creek Cafe, in Jamestown, is the kind of restaurant that I LOVE!  For starters, they open early - 06:00 in the morning - and close at 2 in the afternoon, so you know they're serious about breafast. The food served is reminiscent of mom's home cooking, and the atmosphere could be described as "country."  One phrase can describe Woods Creek Cafe:  Seriously-to-die-for comfort food.  

As with all of my reviews, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  Woods Creek Cafe offers plenty of parking, as the restaurant is located in the foothill community of Jamestown.  It's 8 in the morning on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and I'm in the mood for breakfast.

Photo:  As you enter the restaurant, you enter a friendly world of mostly local Jamestown, Sonora, and other Tuloumne County diners, who love "mom's" home cooking.  Woods Creek Cafe has been in business for many years, and has been under the same ownership for 20+ years.  They are open for breakfast and lunch, so with such a schedule, if you're a lover of breakfast, you know they're serious about breakfast.

Photo:  As you walk into the restaurant, there is a fireplace, decorated in the "cow motif" of the restaurant.  If the restaurant is full, you're in luck, as there are comfortable chairs where you can wait, until a table is available.  Kids are welcome, as the restaurant is "family-friendly," and even offers toys for the kids to amuse themselves with, if a wait period happens, which is frequent on weekends.  On this late June Tuesday morning, the restaurant was lightly seated, so I didn't have to face a wait time.

Photo:  The dining room is actually quite compact, but it's friendly, "homey," and it feels almost like you're at grandma's house.  If you like black and white cows... Holstein... you're in luck, as the "country" decorated dining room features black and white cow decor everywhere.  Note the "napkins" on each table, which is actually a roll of paper towels.  I love the "truck stop" touch...  Yes, the decor is a tad on the kitschy side, but I love it, as the restaurant is a unique Jamestown experience.  The kitchen window is to extreme right of the photo... more on the kitchen in another photo.

Photo:  As I was waiting for my breakfast to arrive, I looked out of one of the panoramic windows and, to my delight, I spotted a bird feeder, filled with Lesser Goldfinches enjoying breakfast.  I asked my friendly server, Michelle, about the bird feeder, and she said the restaurant owner loves birds, and keeps the bird feeder stocked with seed.  

If you're not a fan of birds, you have no worries, as the bird feeder is located outside, and the birds, and nature, are completely separated from the dining room.  The wild birds won't detract from your dining experience; rather, they'll provide lots of entertainment.  Consider this:  The birds are dining on seeds, and you're dining on bacon and eggs. Doesn't it seem a bit one sided?

Photo:  Black and white cow decor decorates the restaurant - everywhere - including this plaque that paraphrases the popular saying "déjà vu."  

Photo:  I feel save, when a restaurant expresses their opinion like this.  Unfortunately, due to the strict firearm laws in California, I left my "Shield" locked, unloaded, and "California legal" in the truck.

Photo:  The kitchen isn't really "open," but if you're admiring the bird feeder, it's an easy view into the kitchen, through the shelf where the kitchen staff places food for the wait staff to bring to your table.  It never ceases to amaze me when I take a peek into the kitchen of a fine restaurant, such as Woods Creek Cafe.

Photo:  Today, I was treated with Michelle, who was my pleasant hostess.  She was very friendly, very efficient, but not intrusive, and she kept my coffee cup full of delicious coffee.

Photo:  Michelle shaped my photo, at my request, as I am ready to enjoy a delicious breakfast, before today's plan:  Hike to Hetch Hetchy Falls.  Note the paper towel holder which serves as napkins, and the complimentary glass of ice water Michelle brought, without me asking for it. From the time I placed my order until it was on my table, the time was only about 10 minutes, which is very fast.  I "assume" the serving time would not be as fast on weekends, when the restaurant is really busy.

Photo:  Woods Creek Cafe features an extensive breakfast menu, and it only took a few minutes for me to zero in for what I wanted today:  Eggs, potatoes, meat and toast.  Why didn't I order gravy?  

Today's breakfast was two eggs, over easy, "cottage" potatoes, sourdough toast, and a hot link.  This is not a fancy breakfast, but it's exactly what I love, especially on a day like today, while I was preparing for a long hike.

What a delicious breakfast!  The "cottage potatoes"  do not come with bell pepper or onion, but I asked my friendly server, Michelle, and "sure..." they were off the menu.  Note the eggs over easy - cooked perfectly - which is the benchmark of a fine breakfast restaurant.  Naturally the sausage and the toast were great... Ditto on the coffee. Woods Creek Cafe is a perfect breakfast restaurant!

Woods Creek Cafe is a great restaurant to enjoy breakfast!  You'll enjoy delicious food, you'll be with the fine company of Jamestown and Sonora locals, and you'll enjoy the Holstein cow decor.  Woods Creek Cafe is my kind of restaurant...

Woods Creek Cafe
18256 CA Hwy 108
Jamestown, CA 95327
209 984-4001

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