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I'm doing an early morning airport drop-off tomorrow and am looking to have breakfast afterward, maybe in Millbrae? Problem is that none of the dim sum places open until 10am, and I don't see a point in doing a Western-style breakfast if we're on the Peninsula.

Is Cafe Salina REALLY open at 7:30 every morning? I like the food there generally, but am wondering what kinds of breakfast options they would have, aside from jook/congee. I guess it seems like they have some a la carte dim sum-ish items on their menu.

Any other ideas? Maybe Broadway Bistro? It doesn't have to be Cantonese or dim sum, but since we're on the Peninsula, something Chinese would be good.

And other cities in the Peninsula, in the general vicinity of the airport, would be OK too.

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Broadway Bistro
349 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

Cafe Salina
235 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

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  1. Just called and Cafe Salina opens at 8:30; Broadway Bistro at 7:30. Anyone tried the breakfast menus at either of these spots?

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    Broadway Bistro
    349 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

    Cafe Salina
    235 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

    1. So where did you end up?

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        It was a really early flight, so while I would've rather gone to Cafe Salina, we ended up at Broadway Bistro. They have several set options for breakfast, a mix of Western (bacon and eggs, etc.) and Chinese (a few different jook and noodle options)--nothing particularly interesting, though. Everything was priced at $5.88 and came with coffee or tea (or HK milk tea for $0.50 more, which is what we opted for).

        Funny, one of the "Western" options was ham/Spam and egg over ramen noodle soup. My wife got that (opted for the ham) and liked it fine. Didn't seem very breakfasty, but whatever--she likes that kind of thing. I got the pork and preserved egg jook, which came with some Chinese fried cruller. Also perfectly fine, if a bit bland--I would've rather had it as an accompaniment rather than a big bowl of it by itself.

        I'd had my heart set on a pineapple bun (someone on Yelp said they were good here), but the host/manager said none would be available until later. We got the milk toast instead, that HK specialty: a slice of toast drenched in butter and topped with condensed milk. It was OK.

        As we were leaving, a few freshly baked breads came out that looked somewhat promising, given that they were hot out of the oven: some of those Chinese hot dog buns and some other kind of roll. Aside from that, there doesn't seem to be anything else here that's worth going out of your way for, at least breakfast-wise. Pretty cheap, though, and open early.

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        Cafe Salina
        235 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

        Broadway Bistro
        1072 S De Anza Blvd Ste B103, San Jose, CA 95129