Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cafe Europa & The Corridor

We can't believe it took us this long to discover The Corridor in Palm Springs. It's a grassy courtyard tucked away behind the shops at Alejo and North Palm Canyon Dr. With Palm Springs Koffi and Cafe Europa right there, plus the Just Fabulous gift store, it's a popular hangout.

Last week we went to breakfast at Cafe Europa. Bill had the Spanish Scramble pictured above: manchego cheese, Spanish chorizo, avocado, red and yellow pepper, minced cilantro and onion (though Bill reported not finding any chorizo in the mix). This was a huge breakfast, served with a side of rosemary potatoes and toast. BTW: the eggs were organic, as are many of the veggies. I'm not going to say much about my breakfast, steel-cut oatmeal, except to say: don't get the oatmeal. This is the place for egg dishes and giant pancakes. Go for it!

The coffee, bien sur, is French press, which adds to the European atmosphere. We heard a waiter tell someone at the adjoining table who had asked for sour cream, "This is a European restaurant. We don't have sour cream, we have creme fraiche."

While this was not a 100 percent perfect experience, we will definitely go back. I've had lunch here too, which is excellent. And the views, people-watching, dog-watching and ambiance can't be beat. Check out the giant Don Quixote statue by the palms.