Memorable | One of the Best
Hoot Owl Cafe
Review by: Roadfood Team
If you are looking for a seriously hearty breakfast just north of Sandpoint, Idaho, the Hoot Owl will fill the bill. Every morning, the kitchen turns out biscuits that are the size of half a loaf of bread. Forget light and fluffy; these big fellas resemble cake. Plain, they do what they’re supposed to do, which means the complement eggs and breakfast meat. I like them as a meal smothered with sausage gravy that has a strange and intriguing perfumy flavor. The big biscuits also play a significant roll in the dish known as Redneck Eggs Benedict. For that one, sausage patties substitute for Canadian bacon and gravy replaces Hollandaise.
Mighty … Everything
That gravy sticks to your ribs. If biscuits are not your choice, have it atop an order of hash brown potatoes. If you are not a gravy fan but want something seriously filling, consider Hash Browns Supreme. Order that and you get a plate of spuds and scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, and chopped fresh garlic. Salsa comes on the side. Like every other meal served here, this one is huge. Indeed, those with less than a rapacious appetite can order half portions of many items, In my experience, half an order here equals about one and a half orders anywhere else.
Home Cooking, Diner-Style
This is a made-from scratch sort of place where nothing reflects culinary trends. But they make everything right. They sizzle fresh corned beef hash to be as crusty as you wish. Pancakes eclipse their plate. Chicken-fried steaks could put even some of Texas’ big boys to shame. Vegans can order Hash Browns Supreme made without eggs. The menu also offers egg beaters and sugarless jam.
Where Early Birds Eat
The Hoot Owl opens for hearty breakfast at 5 in the morning. Shortly thereafter, locals populate the place, drinking coffee and enjoying each other’s company. It closes after lunch, except on Monday, when it reopens from 4 to 7 as a community soup kitchen.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|