Restaurant Review: Dorn’s Breakers Cafe

Located on Market Avenue, in Morro Bay, California, right next to The Blue Sail Inn, and one street up from the embarcadero, is Dorn’s Breakers Cafe. This place is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ve been going their for years, and let me tell you, it is always my first and last stop before leaving Morro Bay. I could eat there every day and not get sick of it. They have amazing breakfasts, top notch mimosas, the best clam chowder I’ve ever had with the freshest, most delicious bread to go with it, and some amazing chocolate mousse.

Let me just give you a few quick reviews of some of their dishes:

French Toast – It’s to die for. Perfectly sweet with a soft, but not soggy texture. SO yummy.

Pancakes (I like the chocolate chip ones) – Very tasty, but be sure to bring your appetite!

Mimosas – Strong enough to know you’re drinking champagne, but not too strong. Probably some of the best mimosas I’ve ever tasted. Great addition to your breakfast.

Hot Chocolate – This place has the best hot chocolate ever. Topped with some fantastic whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Perfect to sip in that cool bay breeze.

Omelets – Perfect way to start the day. Always cooked to perfection and filled just right (I hate when omelets are over filled and way too messy looking). My favorite is the bacon and cheese.

Clam Chowder – The best I’ve ever had. It’s the perfect consistency, not to thick, not to thin. None of that watery business. I love to dip their bread in it, that’s the best. There is nothing like Dorn’s clam chowder. Nothing. I honestly can not rave enough about it, and any words I would use to describe it would not do it justice. You simply have to try it yourself. It’s my ultimate comfort food. (Sorry I don’t have a picture of the chowder, I don’t know how I haven’t taken one! I will add one in next time I go.)

Fish & Chips – I’ve never had these, because I’m not fan of fish, but Cody ate them all up and said that it was the freshest fish & chips he’d ever had.

Chocolate Mousse – Very rich, but so worth the calories. Perfect way to end a light lunch. Great for sharing. It’s thick, but not too thick. Seriously delicious. My favorite dessert in the city.

Besides the food, the view is amazing. Dorn’s overlooks the embarcadero as well as the bay. They have both indoor and outdoor seating (some of the outdoor table have small fire stone pits in the center). When I took Cody he loved the feel of the place and thought the view was awesome. The staff is great, and it’s still family run as far as I know. I would definitely recommend stopping at Dorn’s if you’re ever even near the area. It’s worth the trip.



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