Mountain Top Cafe on Highway 138: Blackberry Pie Heaven

After a morning full of ziplining at Big Pines Ziplines I decided to stop at Mountain Top Cafe for lunch. This place is literally the definition of “don’t judge the book by its cover” as from the outside it leaves a little to be desired. Once you walk in however you will feel like you entered a mountain lodge and the food will make you forget about the exterior in an instant, I promise you.

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  • Hours: 7AM – 8PM
  • Cost: 8-12 dollars for lunch

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I knew I was in for a treat when I walked into the restaurant and they had a free bin of old National Geographic magazines to read while waiting for your food, I mean that is just cool.

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When I entered the main room it was decent size with about 12 tables and a few couches near a fireplace, which I imagine to be roaring on a cold winter night.

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I was seated fast and immediately went about selecting my lunch from the normal diner type food options on the menu. There was a lot to select from with an emphasis on burgers and sandwiches and I ended on a chicken pesto sandwich  with my vegetarian  friend Zac choosing  the veggie wrap. Both entrees came with a side choice and I got onion rings and Zac got sweat potato fries.

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The food was out in 10 minutes and even the presentation was impressive to me. The portions were generous and the food was flavorful.

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I loved the pesto to go with a well prepared chicken breast in my sandwich and Zacs veggie wrap was like a massive burrito. The sweat potato fries were the winner for side choice as well.

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If you get nothing out of this post though remember this, you must order the blackberry pie. This pie was literally amazing, I could have just stopped for it and I would have been happy. Zac and I both agreed it was one of the best pies either of us had had in a long time, make sure you order it.

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All in all the spot is a great place for lunch just like the Grizzly Cafe in Wrightwood. Look past the outer view and I guarantee you will be glad you did. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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