On the last day of my family's Cape Cod vacation we woke up and it was raining. Since it wasn't beach weather, we did a final round of shopping at our favorite local spots before packing up the house to head home.
We decided to have a late lunch in Wellfleet on our way back to Boston and my dad suggested the Flying Fish Cafe.
The cafe is right off Route 6, you turn at Briar Lane Jams & Jellies. You can spot it by its lemon yellow sign.
Though it was raining, the cafe's patio still called to me with its row of reclining chairs.
They even have mini chairs for kids!
Despite the rain, many families braved the weather and sat outside beneath the umbrellas.
We went inside to see about a table and every single seat was taken.
While my parents tried to decide if we should wait or brave the rain on the patio, I got distracted by the bakery case.
Flying Fish Cafe has some of the best looking pastries and desserts. They have everything from croissants to scones to cake and tarts.
In the end, we opted to order from the bar and sit outside on the patio. It was still drizzling, but we were too hungry to care.
My sister went with the arugula salad with grilled chicken. After a few bites she said, "This is exactly what I wanted. It's light, but substantial enough to last me until dinner. The chicken is really moist and the greens are fresh and crisp." She continued, "The feta cheese really balanced out the pepperiness of the greens and the balsamic was thick and sweet. I only wish there had been a few more tomatoes."
My mom's sandwich, the grilled chicken, looked amazing! Check out that avocado and the Thousand Island dressing.
When she polished off the entire plate she shared, "This was the plumpest, juiciest grilled chicken sandwich I've ever had. The avocado was perfectly ripe and the bread was really delicious too."
After seeing it go by on its way to another table, my dad ordered the bacon and blue cheese burger. It even looked great to me!
When I asked how he liked it, he answered, "It was cooked really well for my medium rare request and had the right ratio of bacon to blue cheese. The goodies on top hardly left any room for lettuce, tomato or onion." He paused and then pointed out, "It was on a really good, rustic bun."
There were a few vegetarian choices, mostly uninspired, so I settled on the usual tomato and mozzarella sandwich. The mozzarella was watery and kind of ruined the sandwich.
I managed to sneak a few French fries from both my mom and dad's plates and they were excellent! My mom complained they weren't quite crispy enough, but I thought they were great.
To end our Cape Cod week on a sweet note, we shared two desserts. The first was a chocolate fruit trifle. Beneath the chocolate shavings was a mix of chocolate mouse, blackberries and blueberries. The chocolate flavor was decadent, but the texture was light.
We also nibbled on the chocolate espresso cookie. You could feel a caffeine buzz with every bite!
Flying Fish Cafe had us leaving the Cape full and happy.
I've always loved bopping around Wellfleet and the Flying Fish Cafe is a great place to relax after wandering or to soak up the rays. We also proved that if you sit under the umbrellas in the rain you can actually stay mostly dry.
Visit the Flying Fish Cafe at 29 Briar Lane, Wellfleet, MA, 02667.