En route to WI, we landed in Minnesota and had time for a quick breakfast. The Birchwood Cafe was recommended by a family friend, and so we went. It's a bright place with communal tables but more people are sitting under the front patio umbrellas than inside. There is also a garden in the back. It's the kind of place that would fit in perfectly in Ojai.
Sweet corn / cornmeal + cheddar waffle / tomato jam / spicy honey butter / bacon lardoons / egg / maple syrup
The bacon was definitely the highlight. It's a lot of food, but it didn't feel too heavy. I probably wouldn't order it again, but I was happy to have tried it. A good take on a savory waffle. They also had a Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Cardamom that was one of the better coffee-shop versions of the drink that I've had.
3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406