Surrounded by breathtaking red rock formations in the distance, the shopping center that houses Red Rock Café is anything but scenic. Don’t let the inauspicious setting dissuade you from one of Sedona’s best casual breakfasts.
I was directed here for the cinnamon roll, which is dinner-plate wide, nearly two inches tall, laced with buttery veins of cinnamon and raisins and topped with a bowlful of icing. It’s a good roll, if not a gourmet pastry, and probably should be split among at least two, if not four or six.
The breakfast that wows me is huevos rancheros, a beautiful plate of food built atop blue corn tortillas: a couple of eggs, zesty black beans, a swirl of melty cheeses, and chunky ranchero sauce. That same good sauce adorns chicken-fried steak, which comes with either potatoes (hash browns or home fries), toast, biscuit, beans, or a pancake.
I’ve yet to eat lunch at Red Rock Café, but I could not resist finishing breakfast with a slice of pie baked by waitress Laura Anair. Laura’s banana cream pie is unique and yummy: a creamy-fresh banana curd the consistency of chess pie topped with sliced bananas and whipped cream and decorated with caramel drizzle.