Everything about Howard's Cafe in Occidental is dreamy. Winding around the beautiful Bohemian Highway through Freestone just to get there is even dreamy. It'd been 5 or 6 years since we'd been and it was even better than I'd remembered.
I loved the Irish benedict (English muffin topped with corned beef hash, poached egg and hollandaise). Surprisingly, just as good as the benedict were the home fries. We've all eaten our fair share of breakfast potatoes, but these have some magical seasoning that set them apart from all other home fries. Also had the banana-walnut stuffed pancakes and huevos rancheros that were both incredible.
They also have amazing fresh squeezed juices and baked goods to take home with you.
Bottom line - if you're anywhere near Occidental - GO.