Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blue Door Cafe

As part of our anniversary celebration, "R" and I took a "staycation" day on Friday to just enjoy a day off together. The only goal? Have a fun lunch together and explore someplace new. We woke up with no plans, but somehow the Blue Door Café and Bakery popped into my head. It's on the 2013 "To Dine" list, and I've been meaning to get there all year.

We decided to drive out to Cuyahoga Falls for the day, and to start with a late breakfast at Blue Door. When we arrived, I couldn't see any signage for the restaurant. But, you knew that you were there from the distinctive blue door.
So cute, right?!

The menu isn't huge, but they do offer daily specials and it was hard to select what we wanted from the tempting descriptions. I was drawn to the Croissant Monsieur ($10), and I added an egg.
It was basically a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich, but oh so good. That flaky croissant was clearly the star. The fruit was also very fresh, and much better than what you typically receive for a side of fruit.

We couldn't resist a stop at the bakery counter as we checked out.
My mouth was drooling instantly. "R" and I purchased a ham and cheese croissant and a cinnamon pastry. We split them later as a pre-Twilight at the Zoo snack, and they were both heavenly.

The rest of the day led us to bumming around that area, playing mini-golf, and a stop at West Point Market in Akron. Have you ever been there? More on that later!

Then we headed home to get ready for one of our favorite summer events- Twilight at the Zoo. This is our fifth year going, but the first for rain. The evening started out so nicely...
Oh hey, there's a band, and a polar bear!
Then, this started to happen...
...and we ended up like this...
I'd like to pretend that we just partied in the rain and stayed all night, but we did not. We toughed it out for a while, but most of the bands had to pack up, and the covered areas were packed and it was tough to find space to camp out. We eventually found a prop to sit on outside of Australia that had easy access to a wine station and the bathrooms, but after about two hours of just complete downpours, we bailed and got a cab home. There's always next year!

Blue Door Café and Bakery
1970 State Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I want to go to the Blue Door so bad! What a great idea for your staycation lunch. Totally horrible weather for Twilight at the Zoo this year - yucko!

Jessica @ Anchored in CLE said...

I went to West Point Market on one of my wine class trips - that place is FANTASTIC! I need to go back soon.

bonnjill said...

Blue Door has the most amazing hot chocolate. You need to try it next time. Anything I've had there has always been delicious. Glad you enjoyed it.

Bite Buff said...

Good to know, bonnjill! Thanks for sharing.