Posted by Andrew L. Freedman, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2007 at 7:39 am
I used to be a Jim's Coffee Shop fan (except for the coffee). I love real eggs and REAL hashbrowns.
Dinah's Coffee shop by the pool is good for breakfast and you get your choice or regular or premium coffee. The hashbrowns are the real McCoy.
Denny's, of all places, has real hashbrowns, too. Also, if it isn't real crowded, their food and service can be very good (admittingly, I always leave a $4 tip on my $6 bill) - at least they're very good to me.
There was a place, I don't know if it's still around, I think it was called The Pantry in Los Altos. Real hashbrowns with toast and eggs, coffee for a fair price.
The thing I like about Dinah's Coffee Shop by the pool is that, if you want, there's nothing stoping you from doing a little wake-up call - not with the coffee - but jumping in the pool. They have two nice restrooms with paper towels and a heater-type dryer, so after a plunge in the pool, dry off and then have breakfast.
Now where else can you have a breakfast like that?
Posted by Theresa, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2007 at 10:28 am
My kids just love Stacks' in Menlo Park (at Santa Cruz/El Camino). Parking isn't a problem in the lot behind the restaurant, accessible from Oak Grove. But get there early -- by 10AM there's a long wait for a table.
Posted by Kathy, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2007 at 6:05 pm
Il Forniao has a great breakfast, though it's a little bit pricier than Cookbook's was. Even the coffee is good there, and they have home fries and awesome omelettes and very light and fluffy pancakes.
Also, I love the break"fust" at Palo Alto Fountain and Grill (aka the Milkshake Store), in downtown PA and at the Stanford Mall.
Posted by Fred, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on May 20, 2007 at 10:14 am
You should check out A Good Morning on El Camino at San Antonio (next to Wells Fargo). Breakfast and lunch only, great food, low prices, friendly staff. Bought and redone top to bottom last year, it is small (about 10 tables plus a few outside), but never gets too crowded except maybe mid Sunday morning. A great find.
Posted by alert eater, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Breakfast is such an oddly personal thing, I don't give recommendations anymore. My crave is good corned beef hash - if I find it, I'll guard the secret (though bribes will be considered).
BTW - Since the PA denny's has been closed close to a year, why does it keep getting plugs for breakfast and/or 24 hour service????? Su Hong's has been working on it with plans to move from El Camino Way to the main drag.