Thursday, May 5, 2016

80 North: Albany, Sam’s Log Cabin


Sam’s Log Cabin  945 San Pablo Ave./Solano Ave., in Albany, (510) 558-0494.  B-L Tu-Sun; $$.  No reservations.  Built in 1930 from a Sears & Roebuck catalog kit, this tiny, cozy log cabin has worn floors, lace curtains, and comfy banquettes along the walls.
exterior of Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California
exterior of Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California

I was expecting a counter with swivel stools, but that isn’t happening.  However, seating is comfortable, and overflow tables are available on a back porch that is especially nice in good weather.  The crowd here is notably hipster.
interior of Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California
interior of Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California

Quality ingredients include local organic produce, in-house whole-animal butchery, and in-house curing (it’s hard to imagine how they manage this, since this is a very little log cabin).
counter area at Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California
counter area at Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California

Breakfast is perhaps the most popular meal here and is served all day.  The menu features pancakes with fruit, a daily scramble special made with organic eggs (I enjoyed a satisfying white cheddar cheese-smoked ham-zucchini version, but had them put the zucchini on the side),
daily scramble at Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California
daily scramble at Sam's Log Cabin in Albany, California

and mild chilaquiles.  OJ is fresh-squeezed, and scones and biscuits are housemade and a don’t-miss.  Lunch includes soups made from scratch, seasonal salads with local greens, and housemade fish sticks.  Thanksgiving coffee from Mendocino is the drink of choice.  Items remaining on my to-try list include banana walnut pancakes, biscuits with gravy, and the egg salad and turkey sandwiches. 
Sam's Log Cabin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 


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