The Wheelhouse - Good coffee and breakfast all day

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The Wheelhouse’s pita falafel with hummus, tahini sauce, lettuce, tomato and housemade pickles accompanied by housecut fries.

The Wheelhouse has become a popular gathering spot for locals and travelers alike. They serve breakfast all day with lots of options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diners. John Dally and Hannah Smith have amassed an extensive collection of games for guest to borrow or rent. There is a selection of draft beers and locally made kombucha on tap. Northbound Coffee Rosters is the house coffee and they have an espresso machine. They are a family friendly eatery with kid’s menu. Dinners are available on weekends. Check out their Facebook page to learn about events including a monthly Trivia Night.

Visitors order at the counter and they will deliver the food to your table. The space is relaxed, casual and open with tables scattered about the two rooms with exposed brick walls. There are several large tables where families and locals gather for morning coffee and weekend brunch. The large windows over look some outdoor seating on the sidewalk, the Dunsmuir railroad yard and the old wheelhouse.

I had the heavyweight pita falafel, hummus, tahini sauce, lettuce, tomato, housemade pickles on pita served with hand cut fries. The falafels were crispy on the outside soft and creamy on the inside. They added pickled red onions, too. The favors and texture of the hummus complimented the falafels and greens. The falafel was served with unpeeled hand cut French fries, need I say more? Crispy goodness.

My friend had the Victory Vegan Burrito that included brown rice, black beans, red quinoa, crimini mushrooms, arugula, avocado with cilantro cashew dressing wrapped in a tortilla served with salsa. It had a smoky flavor packed with lots of good food. The salsa added spice to the burrito.

My favorite thing about the Wheelhouse’s menu is the variety and appreciate the care they put into making and serving the food. During past visits I’ve enjoyed Buffalo wings made with seitan served with blue cheese and fresh celery sticks. I can also recommend the travelers breakfast burrito and sliders.

Visit their website for the most current hours or call 530-678-3502. Summer hours are Breakfast and lunch Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Friday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open for dinner on Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.