These folks really care about their grounds (they roast their own) and leaves and serve a lovely cup of coffee or tea.
You can get a scone, roll, smoothie, or Italian soda while you're at it, too.
You can chat up the locals or you can peruse the great books up front.
Favorite Dish: Double Cappucino. The only place for hundreds of miles where "burnt and nasty" aren't considered acceptable espresso flavors. Starbucks has done such a disservice to train our American tastebuds that way.....Espresso drinks in the Northern Italian style.
If you are looking for a place to pastries, cookies, bread, dessert or sandwiches, then you must stop by this establishment.
Favorite Dish: We stopped by on our way up to Lake Tahoe and on our way back home...lol...we had a
Cream Cheese Danish, Cream Cheese Strudel, Apple Fritter and Chocolate Covered Donut Cake.
Again, not spending a lot of time in Bishop, we wanted something good and hearty (as we had to drive up to Lake Tahoe). The softball team met at Denny's and the service was very good along with the food.
Favorite Dish: For dinner, I had the Bacon Cheddar Burger (a classic burger topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and served with french fries). For the times we've eaten breakfast there, we split the Two-Egg Breakfast (two scrambled eggs served with two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns and wheat toast) and the Sausage Sampler (two sausage patties, two sausage links, two eggs, hash browns and three fluffy pancakes).
Let me start off by saying that there are quite a few places to eat in Bishop, but since we arrived late in the evening, we didn't have to many choices.
Jack in the Box was open, so we stopped in for a bite to eat. Not sure what the problem was, but service was extremely slow (we ended up spending 30 minutes in the drive-thru/store waiting for our meal). But in the end, we thoroughly enjoyed our selection.
Favorite Dish: We had the Southwest Chicken Salad (lettuce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cheese, beans, corn and spicy ranch dressing).
The Airport Cafe is one of the better places to catch a fry up for breakky because it won't leave you as queasy and as broke as the other options in town.
Plus, it's fun to catch all the pilots of small planes cheating death.
Favorite Dish: two pork sausages (they they are almost like chipolatas and not the wee brown salty things you find at most diners), two eggs, hash browns (grated fresh from the potato) -extra crispy, AND biscuits in white gravy with bits of real HAM!
all the coffeeshop Farmers' Bros. coffee you can down
and orange juice
This place, on the road to the Rock Creek Trail head, just opposite the Lake, is a bit of a time warp.
Along your pie and burger, you can get power bait, fishing tips, and a cabin.
Come early, or you'll miss out on your slice o' pie. It doesn't even hurt to place your order when you sit down.
Favorite Dish: each and every slice of pie.
I don't even usually like cream pies, but the fresh ingredients and the interesting flavors make them a winner here.
Coffee is great, too, for coffee shop-style coffee.
The place where we end up most of the time.
The chips and salsa are fresh. Burritos are big.
The carnitas isn't the real deal, but it will do.
The diorama decor in the smaller dining room is great fun.
It's a bit of a hole in the wall, but it suits our town's personality well.
Favorite Dish: Carnitas Buffalo Burrito and a Mexican lager, just what you need after a long day of being out.
Vegetarians can opt for the Chile Rellenos Burrito - go for the whole beans, though.
The beans and rice aren't sitting underneath a layer of orange grease, but vegies beware, they are made with a bit of yummy lard
Amigo's - Mexican restaurant on north Main Street (U.S. Highway 395).
It is a small, yet authentic, restaurant. The prices are reasonable.
Favorite Dish: Hmm...I like the enchaladas yucatan on Friday nights. The Fajitas are good too