Cosmos Bistro, located in the Herald Building, is destined to become one of Bellingham’s iconic restaurants. Recently opened by Cinnamon Berg, Cosmos Bistro offers guests a relaxing venue filled with good vibes and out-of-this-world cuisine.

Berg, the genius executive chef and culinary mastermind behind the menu’s eclectic breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus, has taken great care to produce fare made with fresh local ingredients. Dishes are prepared with finesse to promote the wonderful natural flavor of ingredients. The judicious use of herbs and spices make the dishes simply elegant.

Berg has an extensive brunch menu that is certain to make it a sexy option. The Cosmos brunch is practically perfect for those lazy Saturday mornings when Friday night went a little too long, or an all-day Sunday alternative for those of us who wake up and wonder what happened to the weekend! Brunch options are perfectly priced and the generous portions satisfy the ravenous. Berg proves that the pig truly is a magical animal: The Bacon-Nation ($11) is a heaping plate of home fries cooked with bacon, and blended with beautifully caramelized onions and sweet red peppers. Two eggs, cooked any style, with smoked cheddar cheese crown this mound of bacon indulgence.

Cosmos Bistro is different from some local eateries because the breads are house-made, as are the wonderful fresh fruit jams. The multi-grain bread is a light, flavorful and delicately textured, yet seed-filled bread. It’s absolutely perfect nearly naked, but dressed in jam it becomes an exquisite indulgence.

And, don’t fret if multi-grain isn’t your thing! Try the Cosmos Breakfast Sandwich ($8), a fluffy house focaccia smothered in home fries, scrambled eggs, the aforementioned magical bacon, caramelized onions and a blend of melted cheeses: A gastronomic remedy for those Sunday morning blues!

Can’t wakeup in time for Saturday brunch? Dinner service begins at 5:00! Local micro brews and wine are available, but diners can also bring their own wine for a small corkage fee. Don’t ignore Berg’s small bites and entrée menu. The Small Bites menu has tasty morsels from $6-9, and includes vegetarian options. The entrée menu prices range from $10-20, and includes old school favorites such as meatloaf, tournedo of beef, vegetarian tamales—seriously yummy—and roasted half chicken.

Cosmos Bistro’s industrial-meets-retro-chic décor creates a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a meal, meet up and hang out with friends and enjoy great food and good vibes. With seating for 49 guests, diners may choose to dine on the main floor or in the loft area: either way one can’t go wrong. Berg creates masterful dishes in an impeccably clean, tiny kitchen that most chefs would fumble in. In the end, she has successfully created an inclusive, warmly inviting little family restaurant that will charm and satisfy diners for a good long while. Cosmos Bistro has a Facebook page, but does not have a website; call 255-0244 for reservations.

"Cosmos Bistro offers guests a relaxing venue filled with good vibes and out-of-this-world cuisine."