I can’t resist a classic diner and I knew after one glance at the pink and white striped building of the Butter Cream Bakery and Diner in Napa that I would have to stop in for breakfast. The bakery opened in 1948 as a donut shop and grew from there. Today, they have a great bakery that does everything from donuts to wedding cakes and a busy diner that is a favorite with many locals.
The staff at the diner is incredibly friendly, as are many of the regulars, and the whole place has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere. I couldn’t resist trying their breakfast menu, and ordered eggs, potato pancakes (offered as an alternative to hash browns) and freshly baked biscuits. Everything at the diner is made on site from scratch, too.