Food & Drink

Poway spices things up with new cafe

Don't be fooled by the name. This is not a cleverly disguised dispensary, or a place you only go to after purchasing large quantities of egg nog, but rather a family-owned nook-of-a-cafe with a dangling old well-wheel transformed into a chandelier, barn wood walls, and oversized pictures of Americana so touching, they'll move even your Offspring.

They've got healthy-and-not baked goods (Boston cream pie, bread pudding, gluten-free chocolate almond cake w/ creamy strawberry filling, etc.), plus breakfasty bites like buttermilk waffles with fruit, the bun-less Hot Cross with bacon/ egg/ tomato on a warm croissant, or the Hippie with granola, local honey, and Greek yogurt, which may not be the richest in the world, but it does have a very strong culture. Midday eaters will want to get down on delightfully whacked-out paninis like the signature “Nutmeg” (almond-flax butter, strawberry jam, banana and... wait for it... nutmeg!), or opt for more traditional stackers like the Busy Bee with honey ham, cracked-pepper goat cheese, and a caramelized pineapple spread

Because people need caffeine and alcohol liquids to survive, they're brewing up all of the cafe essentials, and, to lubricate their move into the dinner market, are working on their license for beer and wine, so you'll feel more comfortable on the off-chance a lady asks you to Come Out and Play.