On our way out of Sturgeon Bay after our stay in Door County, we passed a quaint little place that we thought we'd try for breakfast before we made the trip across the state of Wisconsin to Minneapolis. Scaturo's Baking Company and Cafe is a little roadside place just west of the downtown area of Sturgeon Bay (see map). We thought we'd give it a try.
Robert and JoAnne Scaturo open the restaurant every day at 6 a.m. and feature a full menu throughout the day. Most of the items they serve at dinner feature Italian dishes and they even have an item on the menu that for $10,995 you can learn to speak Italian and also learn about the Italian meals you'll eat during the lessons. It sounded kind of fun.
Scaturo's Baking Company and Cafe is not very big. You walk into the front door and the bakery is to the left. A room on the right actually looks like it had been added on to the building. There's a front dining section and a back dining section in the dining addition. We took a seat in the front section in a booth.
The breakfast menu is pretty strong with a number of oven-baked frittatas, quiches, French toast, and other breakfast favorites. You can also choose from a number of baked breads, rolls and pastries for breakfast, as well. They had a number of omelettes to choose from including an Eastern omelette consisting of ham, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes; a Western omelette that had ham, cheddar cheese, green peppers, onions and tomatoes; and a Mexican omelette that featured sausage, cheddar cheese, onions, peppers, sour cream and salsa. They all sounded pretty good.
Cindy was really interested in the quiche they had on the menu. The quiche that day was filled with ham and spinach. She couldn't resist that, so that's what she ordered. A side of fruit came with the quiche.
An omelette sounded good, but I wanted to "make my own". I asked the waitress if I could do that and she said, "Sure! We do it all the time."
I saw they had Italian sausage as part of the the Italian omelette on the menu, so I ordered up an omelette that consisted of Italian sausage, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. She said, "Ooo... That sounds good." I got a side of bacon with the omelette.
It took about fifteen minutes for our food to show up. We both got toast made from their homemade sourdough bread. The omelette was very, very good. The sausage had great flavor to it, the mushrooms were fresh and not canned, and the cheddar cheese, was, well - we were in Wisconsin. Can cheddar cheese suck in Wisconsin?
Cindy really liked her quiche. The ham was cubed and the spinach was very fresh. She was really happy we stopped there for breakfast.
We took a quick look in the bakery as we were getting ready to leave, looking to see if there wasn't something that we absolutely couldn't live without. Actually, there was a lot of goodies to choose from, but we will-powered ourselves into not buying anything for the road. Next time.
I love finding little places like Scaturo's for breakfast. I could tell a lot of the locals like the place, as well. My adage is if the locals like it, it's good enough for us. The food was very good, the ingredients were fresh and it was a pleasant dining experience. Man, there's just so much to choose from in Door County when it comes to restaurants. Scaturo's Baking Company and Cafe did a very fine job in keeping up with the other great places to eat in Door County.l