From my seat in the window at Butter Cafe, a bakery/cafe on Main Street in Victor, I watched a crowd fill in after arriving when they opened, promptly at 8am. 15 minutes later, huevos have been consumed and a berry topped croissant just hit the table, I’m inclined to ask for a check.
At the high top table next to me a smiling couple oversees their crew of 3 kids, one (obviously the oldest son) looks exactly like his father with ginger hair, a freckled nose and eyebrows that meet in the middle, the young fella looks puzzled as he scans his brunch menu. The 10ish female next to him, an effervescent Asian child orders hot chocolate while the boy to her left, a curly haired black boy of about 6 years, wears a tired frown. This multi cultural family has road trip written all over their faces.
The rest of the room is occupied by 2 tops of mountain bikers with back packs on the floor and trail maps on tables, 3 fishing guides in Worldcast Anglers guide hats, visors festooned with cooper top nymphs and wearing line clippers drapped about their necks, chowing down on egg sandwiches.
Towards the other end of the room a group of ranch hands drink coffee, hammering out the days plan, cellphones in hand, cowboy hats respectfully on their knees. At the entrance a couple in blue jeans and boots scan the room as they stand in the sunshine, happy to see that this stranger, camera in hand, has vacated a valuable table in the corner of the room.
With a 3 hour drive and 10 miles of trout fishing on the Logan river ahead, this mornings Huevos Rancheros were an easy choice. The waitress at Butter, blond hair braided and dressed in a navajo patterned chamois pullover, smiled and repeated my order, then she asked if I’d like my eggs fried or scrambled, and suggested I add link sausage. I also asked for a croissant that caught my eye in Butter’s baked goods case near the door. The order was placed as she poured coffee in a strange glass mug, nice to look at but not functional as it cooled almost before my order was served, which actually happened quickly.