places to smile awhile; Nona's Courtyard Cafe
Nona's Courtyard Cafe is right off the 101 on California St. in Ventura. CA. It has a mish- mosh style of antiques and casual yester-year atmosphere. When you enter, one can FEEL there are many stories this old building has to tell... It's a modest bed and breakfast with a Courtyard Cafe/ restaurant open to the public. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I was told they have live music on certain days.... This place brought MANY smiles to my face. It is a place where you really just smile awhile during the casual tour of the bedrooms, common area, and best part of all, the over grown courtyard! The service was super friendly and the people who work there were very down to earth and didn't get annoyed by all my questions..about the history of the place etc... The final smile that sealed the deal for me? The cream-cheese french toast with sliced almonds on top... I grinned the rest of the day with a full tummy!
**blithe and bliss