Being a 24-hour cafe, there's a sizeable menu here. The pies used to be made in-house a few years ago, but are now made at the bakery down the street.
If you head to the Oregon coast, you basically gotta make sure to get a dish containing seafood. While my friends participated in a burger contest (see below), I arrived early and had their Combo omelet ($11.99), a 3-egg omelet containing real crab meat and shrimp. Very well prepared, and you could tell the seafood was fresh.
The zucchini sticks are basically deep-fried awesomeness. Served with ranch and marinara. Extra crispy on the outside, without being overly greasy. The cooks in the back did a fantastic job. Heck, there's a portion of the menu devoted to deep-fried goodness, mostly seafood.
The place was packed on a Saturday, so the service was predictably a bit slower. It can definitely feel cramped if there is a notable event taking place.
Speaking of which, there was a burger contest held on October 5. Can you eat their 7-pound Super Ultimate Monster Burger? Heck, I saw a few of their 2-pound Monster burgers getting served, and even those would satisfy the panda's appetite for a good while.
The Super Ultimate Monster Burger starts with a 10-inch diameter bun, a 3-pound (precooked) beef patty, grilled onions, ham, fried eggs, cheddar cheese, and probably a garden's worth of other fresh vegetables. I love the 1000 Island dressing on there for a little tang. Basically, after seeing the burger, I figure it would take me about 3-4 days to comfortably devour.
|Super Ultimate Monster Burger!|
My competitive-eating friends slaughtered their burgers, either finishing it or making a gigantic dent in it. Much respect.
A lot of people turned out for the event, and I'm getting word that The Newport Cafe will do another burger contest next year. Win!
|Competitive eater Stephanie Torres!|
Check out the Newport Cafe if you head to the Oregon coast. Certainly worth a stop. 8/10
Hey there! Discovered your page by accident because my husband and I enjoy looking up menus to try out later - and we first discovered the Newport Cafe back in 2011! We were just there last month at the beginning of April, and I knew I wanted to make a point of trying out their seafood this time!ReplyDelete
We were there twice during our recent trip - the first time I had a salmon dinner and asked for it grilled instead of fried (which I am glad they can do with any seafood); Super-delicious!
The second time I had the SAME combo seafood omelet you had, and those pics do not lie! We like taking pictures of our food as well, and I could swear that our pictures are almost the same! It was more filling than egg, it seemed! I've had 3-eggers before, but always seemed to have trouble eating all of it. For some reason, this time I could eat it all; so flavorful and delicious!
Looking forward to reading more of your adventures - and we can recommend some more places in Newport if you like, for we travel there on average of once a year since 2002! Nice to meet you!