Eating: Boon Fly Café
CRAVE: Their donuts!!
I swear, everything in wine country is absolutely delicious.
When figuring out where you should plan your foodie adventures, it is unbelievably hard to narrow in on a spot. Browsing through the Yelp and Instagram photos for Napa restaurants, the food porn is on a different level.
While it can be hard to go wrong, if you stop in at Boon Fly Café on Sonoma Highway between Sonoma and Napa you will have definitely made a solid choice.
Quoted a 40-minute wait at 10 AM on a Sunday, this easily turned into an hour wait. Drinking complimentary coffee while sitting on the porch swings, we watched as the number of patrons steadily grew, forcing cars onto the main street to find additional parking outside of the regular lot.
Boon Fly was an early settler, making his way out west in the 1800s, planting numerous orchards and vineyards in the Napa area. The modern cuisine is complimented by the simple roadhouse atmosphere.
One must-try item, and my favorite thing I consumed, was their World Famous Boon Fly Donuts, delectably moist and covered in powdered sugar.
Choose from a baker’s dozen, four donuts and a cup o’ joe, or a la carte single donuts at $1 each. After each getting one, we regretted not ordering more!
The menu offers a range of items from daily-changing omelette specials, burgers, various flatbreads, eggs-in-a-hole-, benedicts, chilaquiles, and corned beef hash.
With flatbreads being a less common place item, this was one of our picks. Easily a foot in diameter, this thing was massive. Two over-easy eggs, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and mozzarella on thin crust dough.
Not having had a solid breakfast burrito on awhile, that was another obvious choice. Crispy hash brows, chorizo crumbles, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo and melted cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, sour cream in the side. This was satisfying, but nothing remarkable. Personal preference would be some avocado or beans in the mix.
After the long wait we were expecting a literally life-changing meal. While it was definitely good quality, not sure if it would be worth the wait to go back a second time when there are so many other good spots in Napa.
That being said, Boon Fly Café is a Napa Valley staple and definitely worth crossing off your list at some point, but best be there on the early side!
Learn more about Boon Fly Café on their website.