The next time you travel northwest on highway 12/121 from where it intersects highway 29 in the Napa Valley, please do so slowly because you could easily pass by the Boon Fly Cafe, and that would be a missed opportunity. Why? Because from the highway, its bright red siding and white trim doesn't leave much of a first impression. In other words, this quaint little restaurant looks something like a modern-day barn or a multi-room schoolhouse of old.
But this is no barn, and they are not teaching reading, writing, or arithmetic here. Rather, the Boon Fly Cafe is serving up rustic cuisine with a bold new flare. Just check out such popular items like their breakfast flatbreads, their Kobe Beef Burger, or their specialty soups, salads, and sandwiches.
What fascinated us during our visit was their Green Eggs and Ham, which featured two poached eggs wrapped in honey-cured ham on crispy hash browns. This one has to be seen to be believed, but make no mistake, it was good eating. And speaking of good eating, save a little room for their signature mini-donuts. You'll be glad that you did...But on the off chance that your belt feels a bit tighter than when you first entered the Boon Fly Cafe, no worries. Feel free to walk around the grounds of the neighboring Carneros Inn & Resort, with the picturesque gardens, hilltop views, and open bocce courts. We did, the kids did, and we had a good time doing it!