Breakfast @ Melanie's

Melanie's is one of my most favorite places to eat breakfast here in Boone.
I've only ever eaten there on a weekend. It's a special Sunday thing normally.

While Cody grabbed a newspaper to read while we waited, I checked out the
visitor magazine. I wanted to see what they suggested to tourists.
Maybe I'd be interested?!

After about 30 minutes we get the choice of outside or inside. I picked inside
because the sun was so bright and I was tired of squinting.


The teeny tiny dining area is charmingly decorated with many items that are reclaimed.
It's a small, but bright space with many tables. As you make your way through you
come close to bumping elbows with everybody.
But we quickly forget about the people around us.
Maybe it's because our noses are down in the crossword puzzle.

Crossword & Coffe

You always find the friendliest faces at Melanie's, I think it's something in the water there.
By the time we leave, I'm feeling a little giddy myself, although that may have
something to do with the pumpkin cream cheese topping on the pancakes
that have me in a sugary-la-la-land.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Topped Pancakes

It was way better than it looks if that's what you're thinking.
Normally, we get the Stuffed French Toast, which is equally
as decadent as the pumpkin pancakes - if not more so.
Check out the picture (orange link), I bet you'll be drooling

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Topping
*those are walnuts and cranberries

So there you have it, Melanie's in snapshot form.
Hope you enjoyed your oatmeal breakfast......haha.....
Okay, so that's what I eat for breakfast......

The current giveaway is now closed.
My next post will announce the 3 winners.
Oh, and happy voting to those who are going today.
I already went a couple weeks ago!


  1. the photos made me feel I was there with you EXCEPT tasting it! everyone should know of a "Melanie's"

  2. ah, I'm going to get together our breakfast of rice, fruit & nuts ready for the kids. Your's looks truly decadent. Glad you had such a lovely time.

  3. you live in boone? that's just an hour or so from me. :)

    we went through boone on our way to raleigh in september. what i saw of boone was so pretty - the downtown area at dusk. but the trip there was kind of scary in the rain! curvy roads galore.

  4. I grew up in Boone! It was a great little college town and a wonderful place to be a kid.

    Not to try to influence you, but I do hope Mary from Mary's View is one of the winners! I love it that you chose Election Day to make the choice. Makes one more thing to be excited about come morning.

  5. Hi there. Thanks for coming by. I loved this post because I truly appreciate a simple visit to somewhere like the local diner or maybe discovering a new place in a nearby neighborhood. And the food looked awesome!!!!!

  6. where's my FORK!

    sounds like a good nap came after breakfast.

  7. Breakfast @ Boone
    of the Biblebelt.

  8. I agree with one commenter--your picture made me feel like I was there. I love going out to eat for breakfast!

  9. Oh my, I'm definitely drooling now. Pumpkin cream cheese topping - wow! That sounds awesome right about now. You are lucky to live close to a place with such treats!!

  10. Jessica it's nice to have someone else to cook to take timeout hope Cody payed the bill.glad you enjoyed.

  11. P.S. would have gone for the french.hummmm lick lick Ha wow.more. and another coffee.

  12. This is your best post EVAH! *happy dance and rumbling belly* They totally should comp your next breakfast for all the publicity you generated for them... I'm about to hop a plane to land me some of those pancakes!

  13. I'm a fan of the French toast... They look tasty!

  14. I would love to go there and have some breakfast with you! What a treat!

  15. You made me SO hungry. I love all things pumpkin this time of year... maybe I'll go make some pumpkin bread tonight!

  16. sounds like a great place to eat. You've got some great photos but I adore that one of the two chairs especially!

  17. oh man, those look rich! Perfect for a Sunday brunch. Hmmmm ..

  18. Yummy! I'm up way late after 3:00 a.m. looking at election returns and stopped by here before shutting down. I *think* I can go on to bed without raiding the fridge, but it's going to be tough to do after looking at these pictures!
    Have a great Wednesday!

  19. Always nice to spoil yourself with a hot breakfast (that you didn't cook).

    I have missed your blog. I have only been away for a few days but it feels like so much longer. My shot trip has made me realise how much I enjoy reading about the things that are important to other and inspirational photos my blogging friends share.

  20. I wish I had known about it when I was there a month ago. I would have loved to try those pumpkin pancakes (i eat oatmeal every morning too)
    your photos look yummy. I'll have to make a visit up there again sometime soon.