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Old Mill Cafe

Just six miles from Lake Almanor, Westwood is home to The Old Mill Cafe. For many years locals and tourists alike have enjoyed the quaint, old fashioned coffee shop ambience, and their famous homemade pies! Grandma Maxine cooks up fresh pies every day.

Breakfast starts at 7 am with all your regular favorites. There is a variety of omelettes including the “Spanish” with house-made sauce.. yum. The biscuits and gravy is downright famous for it hearty presentation and excellent flavor. The pancakes are good and boy, are they huge.

Besides burgers and fries and a variety of great coffee shop entrees on the lunch menu, you find daily lunch specials at this friendly cafe in downtown Westwood. This welcoming, small town restaurant has counter seating too. They Old Mill is well known for their nightly dinner specials, like Pork Cutlets served in a flavorful gravy. I like it with the mashed potatoes.

They serve up tender and juicy prime rib on Friday nights with Saturday night seafood specials that are spectacular! The Captains Platter is hard to resist. Every night’s special seems to draw a crowd to the historic mill town of Westwood. The Old Mill is housed in one of the original logging camp bunkhouses and visitors to town will also want to stop at the giant statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox just a block away.

At The Old Mill Cafe, you will find those good old fashioned flavors of home cooking. Fresh coffee is served with half and half and dinners come with a mini loaf of bread with real butter, salad or their homemade soup of the day, vegetables and choice of potato.

Chicken Fried Steak is a popular item on this menu lined up with loads of good old fashioned dinners, like fried chicken, pork chops, steak or grilled chicken breast to name a few. Lunch items are also available at dinner time. Prices are reasonable and that is reason enough for me to save room for that homemade pie!