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