Breakfast, anyone? Two delicious stops |

Breakfast, anyone? Two delicious stops

Charlie’s Angels Cafe

Lana DeGrio and Jeanie Moore, owners

Charlie’s Angels Cafe is one of Steve’s favorite places for breakfast. It’s located in the heart of Grass Valley, and there is convenient public parking across the street.

The cafe has a warm, friendly atmosphere that greets you when you first walk in. Even though it is a popular spot among the locals and is usually busy, you rarely have to wait very long for a table, if at all. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is consistently excellent.

Steve’s favorite is the chicken-fried steak with white gravy (unbeatable), two poached eggs and hash browns, which are crisp and perfect, along with an English muffin. The menu features a giant selection of breakfast and lunch items to suit everyone’s taste, and is very reasonably priced.

The cafe is very kid-friendly (our kids love the colorful fish tank). They make a special effort to appeal to kids with special menu items like green eggs and ham and Mickey Mouse pancakes with smiling faces. At the end of the meal, kids are given complimentary Tootsie Roll pops. Charlie’s Angels Cafe gets two big thumbs up from Steve!

Broad Street Books & Espresso Cafe

Debbie and Jason Costa, owners

Broad Street Books, across from the Nevada Theatre, is a wonderful place to sit, relax with a book and enjoy friendly conversation over a freshly brewed cup of coffee or espresso.

They have a cozy outdoor patio for sitting out and enjoying a beautiful morning, or you can make yourself comfortable inside with a book in their unique library. Although Fran is not big into breakfast, there are plenty of brunch items to choose from.

Some of our favorites include the fisherman’s bagel with lox, onions and capers, or their fresh croissants with scrambled eggs and cheese. We also order their salads and hummus and top off our meal with a pastry or dessert.

The cafe feature an excellent selection of coffee and espresso drinks served hot or blended, and smoothies as well.

A reminder to our readers: While we certainly have had our share of disappointing dining experiences both in food quality and service, the intention of our reviews is to focus on positive, rather than negative, points. If we can’t find enough positive things to say, we simply will not review the restaurant. We also realize that some of you may not have the same positive experiences that we’ve had. We think dining is an experience that should be enjoyed.

Steve and Fran Lantz of Grass Valley love to eat out. Contact them c/o The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945.

Charlie1s Angels Cafe

145 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley


Open for breakfast and lunch all week, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Broad Street Books & Espresso Cafe

426 Broad St., Nevada City


Open Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (seasonal).

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