What do you mean closed? Their website says they’re open seven days a week.
It’s our first full day in Florence, OR, and before hitting the Visitors’ Center, we had planned on breakfast at a restaurant mid-way between our RV park and downtown. But it’s closed. On to the Visitor’s Center where we asked a nice woman for a breakfast recommendation. She really could not recommend one place over another, but from a list of restaurants, we chose to head to Kozy Kitchen just down the street.
“Ten years ago Dave and Linda Grover were living in Denver, CO, dreaming of operating a restaurant when they spotted a North Bend diner listed on a realty website. They bought it sight unseen, quit their successful careers, packed up the kids and aimed for Oregon. ‘Crazy, huh?’ said Dave Grover. Even crazier, they became wildly successful…” (Nate Traylor, Business Editor, theworldlink.com).
Today, the Grovers own four Kozy Kitchens with the Florence outlet being the most recent. And while it has only been open since the fall of 2010, it has the feel of a restaurant with a long local history. Patrons and servers greet each other by name. Patrons greet other patrons by name. It’s a big happy family.
diced tomatoes, and sour cream).
His scrambled eggs were—well, they were eggs. Nothing more to say there. And the hash browns were cooked to a nice crusty crispness, just as I like them.
I am not normally a fan of sweet breakfasts and prefer something savory instead. But still I was intrigued by the morning’s breakfast special—the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. And they came with one egg and a side of either bacon or sausage links, thus giving me that salty component.
But for further embellishment, vanilla icing was lightly spread over the finished cakes. Boy, did I need those salty sausages which, incidentally, were pretty good. And through some magical force, my one egg morphed into two.
Were it not for the mediocre gravy on Chuck’s CFS, we would have been in high Addie territory here. But instead Kozy Kitchen receives 3.5 Addies.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.