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Sep 24, 2010 06:54 PM

Breakfast in San Ramon, Pleasanton, Castro Valley or Hayward?

Will be in the area Sunday to attend the Women's Professional Soccer finals at CSU East Bay. Any can't-miss breakfast places we should know about? We're spending Saturday night in San Ramon near Whole Foods, so figure we can use that as one option. TIA.

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  1. Try Katy's Korner if you want something pretty close. Its at 2550 San Ramon Valley Blvd in
    San Ramon. If you are willing to drive up to Danville (a couple of miles), go to Sideboard. Its at 411 Hartz Ave. Its a little different in that you order at the counter and they then bring you your food. They feature Blue Bottle coffee. If it turns out to be too crowded, there are many options up and down the street in Danville.

    Katy's Korner
    2550 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

    3 Replies
    1. re: Ian F

      If you want a classic diner breakfast, bacon and eggs and all without any modernity, I strongly recommend Emil Villas in Hayward on Foothill. Very close. I eat there every Sunday morning. It is wonderful.

      1. re: theomordha

        Emil Villas looks really interesting! Maybe next time we're down in the area. Spotted it as we drove by on our way to the game - already stuffed from breakfast at Katy's. Thanks for the rec.

      2. re: Ian F

        Ian F, thanks for the rec. We made it to Katy's Korner and were quite satisfied. Was it the best breakfast we've ever had? Probably not - but it filled the bill quite nicely. Blintzes with berries, yum! Katy's Benedict (with ham instead of canadian bacon) was OK, but I'd probably try a different benedict next time. Bacon, mushroom and cheddar omelet didn't disappoint. Grapefruit juice was fresh squeezed and tasted great.

        Service was very attentive, but not annoyingly so. They obviously know their stuff. We were in and out in a flash, with the food coming very quickly after we ordered, but we never felt rushed.

        Katy's Korner
        2550 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

      3. Please do not go to Sweet and Savory (for breakfast or any other meal)