Monday, August 30, 2010

Eve's Garden Cafe and Tea Room

We took the scenic route home from Ashland through Jacksonville and the Applegate Valley.  We happened upon Eve's Garden Cafe and Tea Room and decided to stop and have a late lunch/brunch.  The garden was lovely and the food was excellent with generous portions, always a plus in my husband's mind.

I ordered the Spinach, Feta and Bacon Quiche and it was perfect.  Tasted like they had just pulled it out of the oven.  The crust was flaky and not too thick.  I am always a bit leery of ordering quiche as it is often baked ahead and then reheated in a microwave, making for a soggy, steamy crust.  This was definitely not nuked.

My husband had Lori's Scramble, a combination of eggs, asparagus, avocado, cheese, and tomatoes and he gave it a big thumbs up.

Lori's Scramble with a side of toast

I love the handkerchief window accents.

The Applegate Valley is a lovely detour from Interstate 5.  You connect back up at Grants Pass.  If you're going that way, don't miss the chance to stop by Pennington Farms and pick up some agave-sweetened jams and preserves or one of their freshly-baked pies.  I bought a jar of their Fig Conserve, which is divine spread over the top of a block of cream cheese and served with crackers.


Melanie Haiken said...

Thanks for this great update! I was in Applegate last week reporting for Via magazine and my blog, and I drove by Eve's but it wasn't open. Thought it looked lovely; so glad to know it's as good as it looked! I thought it was so picturesque; I took almost exactly the same shot!

Jennifer--flavorsoftheumpqua said...

Oh, it's too bad you missed the chance to eat there. If you're ever on assignment in Douglas County, send me an e-mail ( and I'll be happy to show you around.