This weekend we had breakfast at Bella Cucina down in the Old Mill District, and I was suitably impressed to write about it.
In fact, Bella Cucina has been down in the Old Mill for quite some time and until Saturday I’d always avoided it. Why? Because of a really bad dining experience we had at their previous location (on Franklin and Third, the lava rock old Mexicali Rose building) under their previous owner years ago. Bad enough that I couldn’t get rid of the tainted association.
That’s all changed, and I’m sorry it took so long. I can’t speak to their full menu, but BC has a good and really affordable breakfast menu (here)—I had the Italian breakfast wrap (think breakfast burrito) for only $5. That’s an amazing deal, especially with the way restaurant prices have been rising out of control in Bend lately. And it was worth it—it was tasty and filling.
The space is a bit small, but comfortable, and colorful. Much more inviting than I would have guessed from the outside.
If you don’t mind dealing with parking in the Old Mill District, I’d definitely recommend BC, at least for breakfast.