Chile Pepper Café
Heading for a hike in the national or state park, maybe a trail ride from the livery stable? The Pepper has your breakfast covered. The screened-in patio is breezy, with a great view of the highway to Alpine, and the staff knows only one aspect: smiling and helpful, with directions if you need them. Dig in to huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or migas. We ordered the latter and almost didn’t make it to the scrambled eggs and tortilla chips because we tasted the frijoles first and then couldn’t stop eating them. Both are covered with bicolored cheese, and the table salsa lends a fresh, spicy kick.
Drinks: No bar