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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

I don't know what you get for breakfast when you're in jail. Maybe it's bread and water.

If you are in Moab and eat at the Jailhouse Café, I can assure, promise and guarantee that you will not have such Spartan fare but will probably enjoy the best breakfast you have had for a very long time.

Loretta Adkison, the manager of the Jailhouse Café, told me that the restaurant on Main Street is located in the first county courthouse of Grand County. Built around 1885 as a private residence, the building was sold to the County in 1892 and functioned as a courthouse for the next decade. The current kitchen is a small room with two-foot thick adobe walls where prisoners were held during those early days. Because of its history, the building has long been referred to as the "Jailhouse" by the people of Moab.

For the past few years, the Jailhouse Café has been serving hearty, sophisticated breakfasts to visitors and natives in Moab. They serve only breakfast and the customers start flocking in at 7 a.m., and the place is busy until noon seven days a week.

Loretta said a compliment she hears very regularly is that the coffee they serve is Moab's finest cup, which is blended exclusively for the Café.

The Jailhouse Café features Southwestern Eggs Benedict, Southwestern Eggs Florentine, and lots of omelets and classic diner breakfasts. I was told that the Swedish Pancakes with imported wild lingonberries are one of the most popular items on the menu. And the tasty Whole-grain Waffle with ground walnuts served with butter, syrup and mixed fruit topping is another Jailhouse favorite since the Café's doors first opened in 1994.

I hope you don't go to jail but if you do in Moab, lucky you. The breakfasts are great!

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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