Are two of these homemade blackberry hotcakes going to be enough? Better make it a stack of three ($10.75). Or more — the staff at the Seascape Restaurant (1 Bay St., Trinidad) understands. Your table also has postcard-worthy views of the sea and you're a berry's throw from a hiking trail to walk it off. Yeah, throw another pancake on there.
The happy chef on the vintage neon sign over the Eel River Café (801 Redwood Drive, Garberville) should tip you off that this is the place for some old-fashioned, cut-out biscuits smothered in creamy country gravy ($4). The Mexican specials, like green or red chilaquiles with chicken, are a surprise bonus ($10.95).
Bohemian glamour does not have to wait until cocktail hour. Renata's Creperie (1030 G St., Arcata) serves downright pretty sweet and savory buckwheat crepes in its jewel-toned dining room. Scan the board for the specials, but keep the Hungry Farmer, with its rosemary mashed potatoes and Loleta Jack cheese ($8.95), and the Nutella and berry filled Righteous Babe ($7.95) in mind.