Local Eats: Sunny Point Cafe - Asheville, NC

Huevos Fucheros
It's so easy to talk about a restaurant like Sunny Point. It's all around friendly and inviting feel makes it a pleasure, even if you have to wait 45 minutes for a table.

The above dish is their Huevos Fucheros, a vegetarian version of their huevos rancheros (seen below), which was a finalist in Good Morning America's, "Best Breakfast" competition, and rightfully so. It's to die for, although if I were hard pressed to choose between this one and Over Easy's huevos rancheros, I'd have to give it to Over Easy by a hair.

Huevos Rancheros
It's really terrible to do these write-ups while I'm craving the dishes I must say. I just look at those perfectly cooked black bean cakes, the slightly sour and spicy salsa verde, the crumbly chorizo, and my mouth immediately starts to water.

I was just thinking and I realized that huevos rancheros has a really close place in my heart in terms of food memory. I can remember who I was with and where I was the first time I had my eyes opened to it's glory. The year was 1997 and I was attending Idyllwild Arts Academy and one of the teachers (Michael) at the school took me out to breakfast before a climbing trip. It's so vivid in my memory and it makes me remember why food can be so beautiful.

MGB - A Mighty Good Breakfast
The MGB is a great standby if you are hungry and want that traditional breakfast. It'll fill you up fast and keep you running on high the whole morning. As the name implies it's "Mighty Good." Just look at those perfectly crisp edges on the side of those sunny side up eggs. That right there is an art!

Omelette - w/ fresh garden salad
And for those of you who are health conscious the sides choices also include an incredibly fresh side salad. Omelette's may not be Sunny Point Cafe's strongest point. That being said, I should note I'm not a huge fan of omelettes to begin with.

If you're passing through beautiful Asheville, NC and you want to get away from the downtown area for some brekky, this may be the perfect spot for you. Just be warned...come early and expect to wait. It always seems to be busy.

--Joe Kwon