Gerry Frank of the Meier & Frank department store family and former aide to Sen. Mark Hatfield, has been writing a column for the Oregonian for decades, primarily centered on reviewing what to see and do and where to eat in the Northwest and beyond. His guidebook Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York, has sold more than a million copies. In his latest column, Frank had good things to say about Moro Café and Bakery:
“Many a trip through Oregon’s small towns has rewarded travelers with a stop at a local eatery that doubles as the hub of the community. Such is the case in the county seat of Sherman County at Moro Café & Bakery (401 Main St., Moro; 541-565-3642; morocafebakery.com). Homemade cinnamon rolls are reminiscent of Grandma’s home cooking. These golden-brown goodies are irresistible when they are hot out of the oven and slathered with cream cheese icing. Fresh, quality ingredients are the order of the day and are used in breakfast omelets and made-from-scratch hotcakes. Burgers are specially seasoned and hand-formed, served on a Parmesan bun and surrounded by a mound of fresh-cut fries; sodas are served the old fashioned way – in glass bottles.
“Satisfying home-style dinners include chicken-fried steak, pasta concoctions, meal-size salads and oh-so-delicious homemade dinner rolls; fruit cobblers are good at any time. This friendly café is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for dinner. Once you’ve eaten here, you’re sure to put his on your return-visit list.”