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staying in mountain view for the ncaa championship this weekend thur-sat. any place between and including mountain view, palo alto, etc. thanks

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  1. I believe that every AYCE breakfast buffet restaurant in the area has just posted a closed for the championships sign. ;-)

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    1. re: wolfe

      Los Altos: Rick's Cafe in downtown Los Altos - big place with big booths, Brian's, Tom's Depot
      Palo Alto: Joanies on California Avenue (although not sure how many you guys are...it's a smallish place), Cafe Brioche (same size as Joanie's and next door to Joanie's)
      Mountain View: Country Gourmet on Rengstorff & El Camino

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      Country Gourmet Restaurants
      2098 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

      Cafe Brioche
      445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA

      1. re: vis

        Family had excellent breakfast of habanero egg scramble & beignets at Cafe Brioche recently. Looking forward to going back...now I really want to try Joanie's. Haven't been but there's also The Original Pancake House in Los Altos & newly opened Crepevine in downtown Palo Alto.

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        Cafe Brioche
        445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA

    2. Go Bears!

      1. Hobee's in Town and Country, kitty-corner from Stanford Stadium, has huge breakfasts--lots of scrambles with eggs, cheese, potatoes, sausage, etc. Their coffee cake comes in enormous slices topped with a generous amount of butter. I like their has browns, which are really home fries, that they prepare as giant plates topped with a variety of ingredients like eggs, ham and cheese or veggies. They also serve "lighter" items like oatmeal, french toast and pancakes, but I bet just about anything on their menu would be plenty filling for a hungry group of rugby players...

        Note that there is also a location on Central Expressway in Mountain View, at Rengstorff--I haven't been to that particular location.

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        Hobee's Restaurant
        4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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        1. re: Leadbelly

          Hobee's is okay, but I'm always disappointed by its bizarre lack of bacon (they have turkey bacon instead) and its weirdly bland chorizo. On weekends it also has an unjustifiably long wait. It does, however, have good coffee cake and yogurt smoothies.

          Last time I was stuck at Stanford for the weekend I bailed on the Hobee's line and went to Scott's for breakfast. I'm not a fan of Scott's for dinner, but I was pleasantly surprised by breakfast. Tasty food, definitely better than Hobee's, and not as expensive as I would have guessed. Another plus, Scott's has a full bar.

          1. re: lexdevil

            Hobee's is okay but it always seemed extra granola-y to me as in everything is bland and not-so-tasty. It's better then Good Earth but in the same vein. The no bacon pretty much nails it. The free coffee cake however is a very nice touch.

        2. thanks, keep em coming. GO MIAMI