ISO Bay Area breakfast places
- Steve Brooks Feb 6, 2002 09:44 PM
A group of Bay Area long-distance motorcycle riders are looking for breakfast places for monthly get-togethers. We usually number 10-15 and would need seating to accommodate us, either a large table or a room. Good food is a must, value preferable, anywhere from San Jose to Napa. Any suggestions?
Gosh, Steve, sounds like you missed last week's issue of ChowNews for the San Francisco Bay Area. The savvy editor summarized and highlighted the top picks of breakfast and brunch spots from the South Bay to Healdsburg in the wine country.
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re: Steve Brooks
While you're waiting for others to jump in with some suggestions, you can self-service on the site by doing a search. This question comes up every few weeks and there are many, many recommendations already posted that may help you out. You can search by subject by loading the entire message index, and using the "find" function in your browser for either "breakfast" or "brunch". Linked below is a recent discussion for Healdsburg that I found just that way.
re: susan blair
Millie's would be too small for a group. Personally, I don't care too much for Millie's Kitchen. I've been a Lafayette resident for 19 years and have eaten there maybe 5 or 6 times. Every time, I've found it overcrowded (it's small), difficult parking, line too long on weekends, hurried service, weak coffee and over-priced. True, it is a locals hang-out that I think reminds people of a small-town cafe, but it's not my cup of tea.
I would suggest McNear's in Petaluma. Breakfast is only served on Saturday and Sunday, and starts at the leisurely hour of 9 a.m. They have ample seating outside (where you can watch traffic roaring up and down Petaluma Blvd) and inside. The homemade corned beef hash is good and they have daily specials.
Having said that, I should add that I have not been back ever since they removed the Brandied French Toast from the permanent menu ... some sniveling excuse about limited grill space. On the day I made this unhappy discovery there were at least two other tables complaining about the deletion.