Don’s Country Kitchen, 2885 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad, CA 92008; (760) 729-2274; donscountrykitchen.com; American.
Reminiscent of a country inn with floral tablecloths and lacy ivory valences bordering the windows, this cute little eatery offers a ton of made-from-scratch specialties for breakfast and lunch. There are about six tables inside, as well as a long counter with barstools, and a small outdoor patio. Breakfast is a filling feast, with hearty helpings of fresh chorizo and beans with corn or flour tortillas, buttermilk biscuits with country sausage gravy, or luscious banana nut pancakes. For lunch, warm your soul with one of their hearty soups, especially the meatball or chicken tortilla.
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