Olallieberry pie – Duarte’s Tavern

Olallieberry pie - Duarte's Tavern
A la mode with vanilla ice cream. $8
Duarte’s Tavern, Pescadero CA

Olallieberry pie - Duarte's Tavern
OMG, this was frickin’ delicious! We had to wait a few extra minutes but it was worth it to get this straight out of the oven. The pie was not too sweet and it had a wonderful berry flavor. I later found out that olallieberries are a cross between the loganberry and youngberry. Scientists in Oregon had developed multiple cane berry hybrids as part of a former USDA program. I’m glad they did because olallieberries are yummy!

Coffee - Duarte's Tavern
Coffee. $2.75

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Cream of artichoke soup – Duarte’s Tavern

Cream of artichoke soup - Duarte's Tavern
Served with freshly baked bread. $8.75
Duarte’s Tavern, Pescadero CA

Cream of artichoke soup - Duarte's Tavern
This place is FAMOUS for their cream of artichoke soup! They’ve received many awards and national recognition including a James Beard Foundation Award. When I found out that we were going to be traveling nearby, I had to include a stop-over to try their food.

There have been mixed reviews online regarding the artichoke soup, so I’m gonna throw my hat into the ring and say that I really liked the soup! It had a great texture and a nice natural artichoke flavor. They use sour cream and corn starch to thicken the soup instead of cream. They use bread from Half Moon Bay Bakery and it was delicious. The bread was reheated before serving so it was nice and warm and fluffy. NOMS!

Duarte's Tavern storefront
Duarte’s Tavern storefront.

Duarte's Tavern parking lot sign
Parking lot signage.