January 11, 2004
The olive-colored Wildwood Bakery & Café is an older-type house that has been remodeled into a restaurant. It has four steps leading into the building but has a ramp for those who might have difficulties with steps. It is only minutes from Crestwood Resort, and is located right before you cross the viaduct or immediately after you cross the viaduct, depending upon which way you are traveling.
Wildwood Bakery & Café has a variety of items on their breakfast menu. On the lighter side, they have seasonal fresh fruit and yogurt topped with homemade granola ($4.50), oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and roasted walnuts ($4) and Wildwood Granola (homemade) with nuts and dried fruit, served with milk ($4). Pancakes, french toast, several varieties of omelets, and specialty items such as breakfast burritos and Eggs Benedict are also on the breakfast menu. Coffee and ice water were available on a self-serve basis immediately upon entering into the bakery/café. Espresso and other gourmet coffees were available as well as a variety of juices.
I chose the Farmers Omelet, which consisted of three eggs with fresh garden vegetables (green peppers, spinach, tomatoes, onions, zucchini), choice of hash browns or red potatoes and a choice of freshly baked bran or blueberry muffins ($6.50). My husband loves french toast and likes to try it at different restaurants, so his decision was easy. This french toast was homemade, thick-cut slices of oatmeal bread stuffed with cream cheese and served with a wildberry compote (raspberries, blackberries and huckleberries). While this french toast was different than what he was used to, it was still good. This was priced with two slices for $5.50 and three slices for $6.50.
As the name indicates, a bakery is on site and the display case on the way out tempts you one more time! It was filled with yummy muffins, cookies, and too many mouth-watering pastries to name individually. I used my "we-could-use-some-of-these-muffins-out-in-Glacier" speech to talk myself into purchasing something to take with us. (We actually did enjoy the treats while in Glacier)!!
Wildwood Bakery & Café only serves breakfast and lunch. Their hours are Monday – Saturday, 7:30–11:30am for breakfast and 11:30am-3pm for lunch. Sunday is breakfast only and their hours are 8am-1pm. We arrived around 8:45am on a Sunday in early September, and while it wasn’t crowded, it wasn’t long until every table was taken! Seating is available both inside and outside, with several patio and picnic tables outside. Breakfast prices range from $4 - $7.50.
From journal Whitefish, "Gateway to Glacier National Park"