If you plan of stay overnight in Solvang area after a wine tasting experience in Santa Ynez or Paso Robles wineries, or for whatever reason, you might need to complement your getaway experience with the brunch that takes you back to past.\r
This historic joint serves breakfast/brunch which I would call ""An American Breakfast."" Though the food is already incredible, not to mention the cost--your eyes may open wide and your jaw might dropped, dining in this restaurant makes you feel eating with our forefathers... ha ha ha. This place is no ordinary place. You don't come here to compare food but to experience dining in one of California's landmarks--a tourist spot.\r
Over hundred years ago, dusty stagecoaches stopped here at what was then know as ""Cold Spring Relay Station"" to change teams of horses and allow travelers to rest at this stagecoach stop and enjoy one of the most delicious meals in the Old West. Today the tavern (Cold Spring Tavern) is still a ""rest stop"" though now travelers arrive in more modern coaches to enjoy the food and refreshment which is still among the best in the West.\r
The place is best for a little romantic experience, family brunch, or group of friends. A great place to experience the countryside after a good meal... California has great weather, so pick your day (or weekend).\r
On different occasions, I came here with friends, family, and a great girlfriend. 100% recommended.
Pros: Food, Ambience, Parking
Cons: It's Old, So Be Careful Not To Break Anything--Just Joking