During break my family and I took a short road trip up to Mendocino, California. It is a beautiful and quaint part of California that is often overlooked. I thought I would share some photos with you:
We stayed at the Little River Inn a quaint little place that is perfectly situated on the water. Each night my family and I would rush out on the deck to catch a view of the stunning and vibrant sunset.
The Inn is just a 5 minute drive from downtown Mendocino, so it is a little less pricey than expensive BnB’s scattered around the downtown.
After having a particularly tough time getting up the first morning, I headed out to find a place that was still open at 10 am for breakfast. Luckily I found Good Life Cafe and Bakery which has healthy and organic food equipped with a sustainable kitchen. We returned there every “morning” (I had exams before, so my sleeping schedule was, let’s just say, not the best 😉 ) for breakfast because it was just too good to pass up! They offer a wide variety of food and pastries (with vegetarian and vegan options) that will satisfy your rumbling tummy at breakfast or lunch.
I got this HEAVENLY slice of a ham and smoked gouda quiche that was literally the size of a deep-dish pizza slice 😆 They also had organic coffee blends so I just had to help myself to a cup or 3. My inner barista was ecstatic because it is hard to find certified organic coffee blends at regular restaurants, but then again Goodlife is no regular cafe.
After breakfast, we wondered in and out of shops while leisurely making our way down to the ocean cliffs. I encourage you to wonder all the way to edge of the cliffs (if weather permits) to catch a glimpse of the waves colliding into the cliffs. But watch out. You may get sprayed in the process.
This quiet beach town is a great mini getaway spot comfortably situated a couple hours north of San Francisco. In my opinion, it is one of the best kept secrets in California.