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Best brunch in South Bay?

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Rianna Apr 18, 2008 12:45 PM

I'm visiting the Bay Area and having lunch w/two friends, one from SF and other from Santa Clara. I'm trying to find a good Sunday brunch option somewhere between the two, so no one has to drive too far. Any suggestions? A real bonus is if it is somewhere reasonably close to a pretty walk/nice hike, to work off a bit of the brunch afterwards.

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    katya Apr 24, 2008 05:57 PM

    For something super casual (under $10, no table service) try Sugar Butter Flour's Sunday brunch.

    Here's my recent write-up:

    Great brunch! I had the brioche French toast stuffed with cream cheese with orange marmalade and bacon. I asked for it light on the cream cheese and it was perfect. All for $8.95. The husband really liked his banana buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit. His were also $8.95 but didn't come with bacon so I would think the price should be slightly lower. Free biscuits came with our breakfast and they were superb. This is my new favorite breakfast place in the South Bay.

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    1. re: katya
      rworange Apr 24, 2008 08:17 PM

      link

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      Sugar Butter Flour
      669 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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      Pinkster Apr 22, 2008 03:08 PM

      Between SF and Santa Clara would mean mid-peninsula - Woodside, Menlo Park, Palo Alto area. Hobee's has a nice brunch in Town and Country Village, and you could drive over to Stanford and walk around there. Zibbibo is in downtown PA and has a slightly nicer ambiance. Il Fornaio in downtown PA is also good for brunch.
      In Menlo Park, you could try Crepes Cafe - French galettes and nice eggs. Pretty casual atmosphere right next to the train tracks. Not a lot of hiking options but right next to Kepler's, a fabulous independent local bookstore.
      In Woodside, you could always go to Buck's. It's a little overrated but has a wide menu selection and an eclectic decor. Although the Valley's movers and shakers won't be there on Sunday!

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      Buck's
      3062 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

      Il Fornaio
      520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

      Zibibbo
      430 Kipling St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

      Hobee's Restaurant
      855 El Camino Real # 67, Palo Alto, CA

      Crepes Cafe
      1195 Merrill St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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        Rianna Apr 23, 2008 03:29 AM

        Thanks!

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