Hobble Creek Coffee Shop: Eggs Benedict, French toast and those hash browns

Mitch Cline by his roaster for Hobble Creek Coffee Company.
Mitch Cline by his roaster for Hobble Creek Coffee Company.

When I heard about doing a review for Hobble Creek Coffee Shop, I asked, “Do they know I don’t drink coffee?” However, little did I know that in addition to coffee made in small batches on a coffee press to ensure that it is roasted to the precise, perfect temperature for ultimate flavor, the owner Mitchell makes these incredible breakfasts Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is honestly a kind of breakfast paradise.

OK. So before I get to the food, I have to tell you a little bit about the owner, Mitchell. I could listen to him talk for hours. He has led a fascinating life. For a few years he was a chef for movie sets. As in he traveled all over the world making huge amounts for food for people working on movies. Then he worked for a tech company and then he decided to do something he loves. So he researched coffee and bought an enormous coffee press. Now he sells his coffee blends and makes breakfast on weekends.

And the breakfasts are amazing. I got to taste the full range of breakfast items and I was impressed. The French toast was divine. HUGE slices of bread with cinnamon and vanilla. The thing that made it really stand out though was the caramel syrup. Sweet and delicious.

I got the Denver omelette with ham, green peppers and onions. It was delicious. My friend Tracy got an omelette as well and she commented on how creamy and soft it was. She put her fork on it and it just sank into it. Omelettes are definitely a tricky art. Most of the time they are either too dry and crispy or they are’t cooked all the way. This was omelette perfection. The hash browns were light but just the right amount of crispy.

My favorite dish of all, though, was the Eggs Benedict. This was honestly my first time trying them and I am officially hooked. So you have two English muffins, topped with ham and then a perfectly poached egg (perfectly cooking eggs is kind of Mitch’s thing). Then it was topped with this sauce. This creamy, light, hint-of-citrus sauce. It was scrumptious. I have a new favorite breakfast. When I was complimenting him, he said it is important to be able to cook your favorite breakfast well. So you know when you are ordering someone’s favorite breakfast, it is going to be good. Really good. I kind of want to eat Eggs Benedict every weekend as a reward for making it through the week.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict

As the name clearly states, they serve coffee at this establishment, so I brought some coffee lovers with me. My friend Tracy took one sip of her coffee and said, “Wow, this is good coffee.” She explained that when she goes to Starbucks, she has to put in a lot of shots of flavor to make it taste good. For this coffee, she put in just a tiny bit of cream, and she said it was sweet and delicious.

Mitchell explained that he takes each new lot of coffee and figures out the best amount of time to roast it until it has the best flavor. So when I think of this coffee, I think of Buddy the Elf when he finds the World’s Best Coffee, except this actually IS the world’s best coffee.

While we were visiting, we were curious about why he chose Springville for a coffee shop. A large portion of the population of Utah County doesn’t drink coffee. We asked him why he came there. He said that he Googled the happiest place to live and Provo came up. Then he Googled low unemployment, and again Provo came up. So off he flew to Provo, Utah, and while he was there he drove through Springville and fell in love with the building in Springville.

I love all the stories that surround Hobble Creek Coffee. Plus, you can’t beat the breakfast. And they don’t just serve coffee. I tried the hot chocolate and it was creamy and delicious. I also ordered one of my favorites, a steamer with coconut, and it was warm and comforting.

Mitch Cline
Mitch Cline

So now you need to go get yourself some breakfast to reward yourself for making it through the week. Hobble Creek Coffee Grill is located at 388 North Main Street, Springville, Utah. They are open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.