By Melissa Wynn

     While attending the NorCal Boat, Sport and RV Show in Anderson my publisher, Eileen Majors, and I met with some family for breakfast at a homey little place called Becca’s Cafe.

    Nostalgic and historic decor lined the shelves and cover the walls with bits of memorabilia all donated by the locals that regularly patronize this central hub of the Anderson community. Several military themed items were donated by the group of Veterans that meet there on the first Saturday of every month. They tell Becca that “It’s our restaurant too.” And she agrees.

     With four small children at home, Becca and her husband Marvin Howsmon really rolled the dice and pinched every penny to buy their little business in 2003 and they credit their success fully to their faithful customer base. For that reason Becca insists on giving back  on a regular basis beyond offering great food at super reasonable prices. She tells MVL “You have to support your community when they support you” and since opening Becca’s Cafe has raised over $90,000 for various causes including the nationwide Wings of Angels organization that benefits terminally ill children. On a more local level this kind hearted couple opened their doors during the devastating Carr fire and fed 1000 affected people, free of charge, in their parking lot. From the local Christmas toy drive to fundraisers for families falling on hard times Becca and Marvin humbly step up every time to help, even sending 180 boxes of bits of home to soldiers fighting in Afganistan. I believe their generosity and welcoming nature has been key their success.

     Of course the first thing that brings folks in the door is the outstanding, fresh and flavorful food that has made Becca’s Cafe number one in Anderson on Yelp®. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 9am-1:30PM Becca’s is always serving up all your American breakfast and lunch favorites. When other places are closed for a holiday you will find Becca’s open and most likely feeding those in need of a free meal.

   Our meal began with steaming hot coffee all around, served in mugs from a website where you can donate to help save the sea turtles, another cause close to Becca’s heart. While I opted for a full breakfast of over-medium eggs cooked perfectly, juicy sausage links, hashbrowns and one fluffy biscuit with gravy, Eileen wanted lunch and chose the Sourdough Burger with grilled onions and tomatoes on crispy sourdough bread and a hearty pile of fries. Whether you choose a breakfast scramble or burrito or one of the many sandwiches like the honey mustard chicken you are sure to receive a hearty portion that will leave you satisfied and looking for a box to carry the leftovers home with you for later.

     Although this amazing little eatery seats just over forty there is often a wait for a table on the busiest weekend mornings so go knowing that the delicious meal will be worth a small wait. You will find Becca’s at 2083 Balls Ferry Road in Anderson. Call ahead for orders to go at 530-365-4511 and tell them Mountain Valley Living sent you.