Restaurant Rhino

February 26, 2012

Good morning!! We are well rested and full of coffee! I’m being a lot more conscious of caffeine and had half a cup of regular made in our room followed by about 3 cups of decaf at breakfast.

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We slept well, and woke up around 6:30am to open the balcony door for some fresh California air! It’s not too cold out there and feels great!

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And the morning gloom is just beginning to burn off.

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We walked through the hotel and downtown to find a good spot for breakfast.

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This hotel is so famous and cool!

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We settled into a spot called The Rhinoceros Café

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The decaf! The café had excellent service – my mug was never empty.

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I had my favorite vacation breakfast: plain yogurt with granola and fruit.

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This granola tasted amazing! I couldn’t help to eat every last crumb because it was that delicious.

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So was the fruit! Love it when banana is included in a fruit bowl

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Karen got a fancy entrée of eggs with sausage, potatoes and a biscuit and shared a bite of her biscuit with me.

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And Matt had the yogurt + fruit bowl with a biscuit on the side – plus 5 cups of coffee and some of Karen’s dish.

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Delicious!

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We’re going to celebrate the day with a bike ride on the island, and Convention activities begin this evening. We’ve already ran into a handful of owners we know!

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1 Rachel February 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

that granola looks to die for!

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2 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Oh, I love having balconies when I stay at a hotel – so luxurious! The breakfast food looks amazing. Enjoy the bike ride!!

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3 Kelly February 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

The Rhinoceros Café is one of my favorite restaurants in Coronado! Great choice :)

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4 Angel7 February 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

A bike road on the island sounds so nice–so relaxing!

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5 Khushboo February 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

That breakfast is exactly my holiday order too- sometimes I’ll ask for a side of egg whites too!

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6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I love all the rhinos everywhere! And my mom always buys fruit salad from the grocery store, and then chops up a banana to add in! God bless her.

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7 Sana February 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Lol, sooo much coffeeeeeeeeeee.

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8 katie @KatieDid February 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

gorgeous location, I’ve visited the Coronado and dreamed of staying there before. Just a casual 5 cups of coffee for Matt haha!

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9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

California has the best food in the world. I had life-changing granola last time I was out there – now I wish I’d beat down the kitchen door for the recipe!

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10 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Love it when I find yogurt and fruit on a menu. Doesn’t happen very often! Enjoy the del Cornado! I’m jealous!

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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

5 cups…Matt’s going to be jumping off the walls today!

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12 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

What a super yogurt, granola and fruit breakfast…it all looks so fresh and healthy! Enjoy your bike ride!

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13 Laura February 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

FIVE cups of coffee? He must have an iron stomach! Totally jealous!

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14 Mom February 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Sorry Dad’s not there to see all the rhinos (his favorite animal next to cats). Have fun!

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15 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious February 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

What a wonderful weekend. I will be dreaming about that place. I cannot wait until spring hits here in PA. I just want to go camping, sit by a fire and drink coffee while watching sun rise. Don’t need much from life, that is my heaven. Followed by me making an unbelievable vegan breakfast, of course!

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16 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot February 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Looks like you are having such a great time! Wow, I love seeing these posts! I also love when banana is included in the fruit bowl. Also, I can only imagine that if I couldn’t drink Caffeine, I would be all over that decaf coffee, too! Coffee is so warm and comforting. Have a great day with your family & riding bikes! How fun!

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17 Joss February 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

that yogurt and fruit bowl looks delish :D

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18 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

i always drink so much more coffee when i’m out for breakfast than i normally do at home… when they’re constantly refilling my mug, i just keep on sippin! :)

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19 Cara Craves... February 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

A great way to start the day!
Mine started with granola as well :)

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20 Jen February 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

That’s a lot of coffee – wow! How do you guys hold so much? I find after just a cup I’m full and have to make several bathroom trips shortly after!

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21 Casey @ OatsAndNanners February 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I’m from the Del Mar/Coronado area and I always tell people they have to visit Point Loma Seafood (close to the airport) or The Hash House (which is famous for their Las Vegas location — but there is one in Hillcrest!) ENJOY SAN DIEGO!!!

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22 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

what a delicious start to the day!

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23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Sounds like the day is off to a good start. Glad you had great service and bottomless cups of coffee. The Hotel Del is beautiful and the day has gone from cloudy to sunny to sort of gray-ish but not awful…hopefully the weather holds up for you guys while you’re in town.

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24 Kerry @ Totes My Oats February 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

You guys fueled up with a yummy breakfast and enough coffee for sure! Enjoy your day!

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25 kathleen @ the daily crumb February 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

that hotel is gorgeous!! enjoy your sunshiney day :)

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26 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I love eating breakfast out because it’s kind of hard to mess up breakfast food. This sounds like a perfect way to start the day! :)

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27 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl February 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

…And is famous for a couple of haunted rooms {spooky}. Have a great bike ride.

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28 jk February 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

You just can’t beat the Hotel Del. We have stayed there before and it was just great.
San Diego is a great city. Do you have time for the zoo? It’s great as well.
Have a fun time.

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29 JessicaE February 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Haha before I was pregnant I could easily drink 5 cups of those little restaurant mugs of coffee :)

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30 Sneakers2Sandals February 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I’m thinking of cutting back the caffeine also. Prob good idea for the little bun in your oven !

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31 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I’m totally fine with decaf- I just like a hot drink, period! I go in phases with caffeine, but can do without it just fine (and should probably do without it anyway!)
The breakfasts all look so wonderful! I have a typical “vacation breakfast” too- but it’s just toast with almond butter, honey and bananas (easy to make anywhere!).

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32 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

What a fun weekend! A plate of fruit sounds fantastic to me too!

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33 Caitlin February 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

congrats on your pregnancy. I haven’t had a chance to comment yet! :)

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34 KathEats February 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Thanks!

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35 marie February 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Karen’s breakfast plate looks so good. Totally what my choice would have been!

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36 Cait's Plate February 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’m impressed with Matt’s eating – but more so with his coffee drinking! He’s a man after my own heart :)

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37 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

It’s funny I just read this post about your granola for breakfast when I was debating what flavor granola to make next not 5 minutes ago! Granola on the brain! =)

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I think I would have ordered exactly what you did! I’m never lucky enough to find yogurt + granola on restaurant menus around here though. :P

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39 Amelia February 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

My relatives used to run the Hotel Del and until a couple years ago we had a family cottage on the beach right next door — it was so simple and amazing and I’m so sad it’s gone! (replaced by hotel villas – boo). But of course Coronado runs deep in my soul and I just love every minute I spend there!!

I recommend the Brigantine fish tacos if you happen to end up there!

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40 KathEats February 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Wow so cools

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41 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Granola with yogurt and fruit is my favorite vacation breakfast too! Whenever there’s a parfait on the menu, I can’t not order it.

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42 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Your vacation breakfasts make me want to fly to the nearest tropical island.

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43 Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) February 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Everything looks so tasty. My lovie would flip for the fruit plate, complete with bananas! :)

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44 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I’ve been craving biscuits lately! Maybe I’ll have to take a line from you and have one with a bowl ‘o fruit :)

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