Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mocha Belly Buster

Point Reyes Station, in addition to being a funky and charming town in west Marin county, is a mecca for lovers of milkshakes. The espresso shake at the Station House Café is as richly coffee-flavored as any shake I've ever loved every slurp of - it is my gold standard for milk shakes.

The Pine Cone diner, however, serves the only milkshake I've ever been unable to finish. Served in a tall glass and topped with an obscenely generous amount of (real) whipped cream, this mocha shake was accompanied by the rest of the shake still in the metal can in which it was mixed. Darkly, richly chocolate and studded with coffee grounds, it was manly.

My Beloved finished his, barely. I sipped, I dipped, I slurped and still there was half of the glass left unfinished. I met my Waterloo at the Pine Cone Café. I dare you to drive out to that consciously retro eatery and try to finish one. Beware, however, as their motto is "Good Food. Prickly Service."



Blogger denise said...

Zoomie...I cracked up reading this! Chris and I used to sit at the counter at the fabulous Pine Cone Diner and share a vanilla malt topped w/ whipped cream that the two of us could barely finish. We did this more often than I care to admit, but it always seemed worth it. They make the best vanilla malt and thanks to you, I now know about the mocha shake too. More fun to come!

Sunday, August 16, 2009  
Blogger Greg said...

I love Point Reyes but have never been in the Pine Cone. It would be worth the trip just for the milkshake.

Sunday, August 16, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Denise, sharing would have been much smarter - now that we are wise, we will follow that course!

Greg, I also had been many times to PRS, but never to the Pinecone. You'll like it - very funky and fun.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  

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