Yellow Church Cafe
The best part about traveling with some flexibility in your schedule is finding an unexpected treat like this great little restaurant.
(It helps if you have a wireless Internet card for you laptop computer, allowing you to surf for restaurant reviews as your driving partner cruises the interstate.)
The Yellow Church Cafe was built as a Lutheran church in 1923. It's been many things since then; now it's owned by Gordy and Cathy Wallen, both "PKs" (preachers' kids), who are happy to have given this place a new life.
B had a well-prepared ahi tuna salad. The fish was not overcooked, still a little rare in the center, but not sushi temperature. I had a mandarin tuna salad sandwich on very good bread and the freshest side salad with a tart mandarin orange vinaigrette.
The menu claims that the homemade "Heavenly Loaf" has "addicting powers." The cheesy, garlicky slices certainly disappeared from our table.