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A food and restaurant review through the eyes of a 13 year old and his family.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Humble Pie - Penngrove

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Humble Pie in Penngrove on a Sunday for brunch. Brunch is kind of like breakfast and lunch and they serve it from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Humble is located by this place called the Black Cat in downtown Penngrove. If you blink your eyes, you'll miss it!

When I walked in it felt like an older building that was nicely decorated. They had old record albums around and other 6o' - 70's stuff around. It felt really homey and comfortable. My mom made a reservation and I'm glad she did otherwise we would've had to wait.

We sat down at our table and I noticed the natural sugar and a deck of playing cards. There was also a big board on the wall listing all the specials. This restaurant is family owned by a family who has a son that goes to my school. All of their food is grown and raised locally and made with love. The servers were really, really nice and we got our food pretty quick! My sister and I played a few rounds of Go-Fish with the cards at the table while we waited. I ordered the biscuits and gravy with fresh squeezed orange- lemonade juice. My sister Rylee the "Basic Eater" ordered a cinnamon roll which was the best cinnamon roll ever!!! My mom ordered a chicken and vegetable hash that was amazing! My order of biscuits and gravy came with 2 or 3 homemade biscuits covered in a white creamy gravy loaded with bits of sausage. It had so much flavor to it...it was so good that I asked for a little extra gravy. My sister's cinnamon roll was really big and had a good cinnamon flavor. There was also a little bit of icing and not too much which I think is perfect! My mom's hash was delicious. The overall experience was AWESOME. I highly recommend this place to everyone...especially the cinnamon rolls! When I went back to the kitchen to compliment the chef he gave me a cinnamon roll to take home and try and it barely made it home because it was so good :-)

To view their menu go to: http://www.humblepiepenngrove.com/

I can't wait to go back and try out their dinner menu. They are open Wed. through Sunday.

Here is my overall rating:

How it felt: ****
The service: *****
The food: *****
The price: $$
Kid Friendly: *****


  1. Hi Logan,

    Nice to hear from the restaurant reviewer again! I, too, really like this restaurant and I recommend it. I'd go all the time if I could walk there. I keep hoping they'll open up Humble Pie 2 in Sebastopol.

    Anyway, yes, the cinnamon rolls are THE BEST and I can have trouble getting them out of my mind. Maybe it's a good thing they aren't within walking distance of my house. I'd have to buy bigger pants!

  2. Hey Mr. Gurney -

    I totally agree with you about the cinnamon rolls and I wish I could go there all the time! Thanks for telling us about it and for being a faithful follower.


  3. Hi Everyone -

    I was so bummed when I found out about Humble Pie closing. I hope that we get to see them open their doors up again somewhere.

    Thanks for following.


  4. hi Logan!This is Miriam from The Humble Pie. We have indeed opened a new spot! It's called Blue Label and it's in Santa Rosa.
    We are having a Big Meyer Lemon Cookoff on February 21st to celebrate and we need judges! We thought it would be really neat to have you be one of our judges. Talk it over with your folks and let us know if you can come! Your parents can get ahold of us at (707)542-8705 or email us at info@bluelabelrestaurant.com
    Miriam & Josh Norwitt

  5. Hi Miriam!

    DARN IT! I missed out on this....my family and I were out-of-town. I hope that the Big Meyer Lemon cookoff was GREAT. I am a big fan of meyer lemons. In fact, my grandma has a meyer lemon tree that is so huge and loaded with lemons it looks more like a bush. PLEASE, please keep me in mind for anything in the future. I will have my mom call you. I can't wait to check out Blue Label. I heard that you will be serving breakfast too - SO COOL!