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May 5, 2011 07:28 PM

BC Cafe in Rancho Cucamonga?

I'm looking for a good place for a late breakfast/early lunch (about 11 a.m.) with my (adult) daughter in Rancho Cucamonga near the Cultural Center. I dug up attan99's post (from Jan 2009) below, and wonder if this spot is still in business and food still good?

If not, any other leads on a suitable spot for a tasty meal ?

"There's a great breakfast place in Rancho Cucamonga, which is roughly 10 mins north of where you're staying. Kick Back Jack/BC Cafe. Family-owned and operated...and blueberry pancakes so good...they taste like a blueberry muffin that's been smashed flat. The Super Home fries are awesome, too! Cut red potatoes that are cooked in a skillet and covered with cheese, green onion, sour cream, bacon, and avocado. They have a pretty mean corned beef hash, if you're interested. A little salty, but cooked to perfection so that you have the right amount to crunchy, crispy crust to balance the smooth mash of corned beef and potatoes.
B C Cafe
10123 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 "

By attran99 on Jan 20, 2009 08:44AM

B C Cafe
10123 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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  1. I hate to start with an apology, but I don't know the breakfast spots in Rancho. I have eaten at BC Cafe, so I'll chime in. The food is big, you will not leave hungry. The review you quoted is pretty accurate. Big pancakes, big red potato skillets, etc. Not a place I'd particularly seek out, but if you like big breakfasts, not a bad place to eat.

    I believe the cultural center is in the Victoria Garden shopping center. While no real breakfast places there, there are some chains within a few minutes walk. I'm not a Cheesecake Factory fan, but there's one there. I do like King's Fish House, as I'm always up for oysters or a shrimp po boy.

    But again, I don't really know Rancho well, most of the food I've seen there is bigger chains, but for breakfast BC Cafe is local and basically good bulked up diner food.

    1. It's still there...I went two weeks ago for breakfast with my husband. Robert Thornton is's pretty good diner food. The portions are huge, and I love their blueberry pancakes and the super home fries.
      Another great breakfast choice is Richie's Diner just south of Victoria Gardens on Foothill. It's in the same plaza as the Shakey's pizza and The Hat. They smoke their meats outside, so you'll smell the lovely BBQ aroma as you drive by. By far, my favorite dish from the menu is their four meat breakfast plate. In addition to two eggs, hash browns/home fries, biscuits and gravy...there is Angus tri-tip, bacon, Kielbasa sausage, and Ozark-glazed ham. Four meats all on one plate...and it's all executed well. The biscuit and gravy is okay...but I'm not a gravy fan to begin with anyway. I order this plate every time I come here because who can say no to meat smoked in front of the restaurant? The service is pleasant, and the decor is much more like an old-school 50's diner than anything else.

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      1. re: attran99

        Thanks to both of you for the speedy and informative replies - very helpful! Both places sound great! We'll have to decide that morning if we're in a blueberry or a meat mood! Or maybe BC for before the event and pick up some take-out at Richie's to haul home to share with Hubby for dinner - he's a tri-tip and biscuits & gravy fan!

        Thanks for the tips!

        1. re: Joani Macaroni

          Reporting back - This place was great! We both enjoyed our lunches - she had a burger which she (a former vegetarian) really liked and I had the turkey club sandwich with avocado, bacon, cream cheese and cranberry sauce - excellent. Even the iced tea was good!

          The service was genuinely friendly, and very attentive. We arrived about 11 a.m. and saw stacks of their legendary humongous blueberry pancakes fly by, and our only regret was we live too far away to come back for breakfast on a regular basis!

          Thanks Robert & Attran - this was a great recommendation! I was half expecting a "hole in the wall" place but this is a large, well-run, and popular "hometown" establishment. There were lots of interesting selections on the menu, which was entertaining in itself - a laminated book with menu listings on the right and advertisements for local businesses on the left!
          I wouldn't normally give 5 stars to a diner, but this one deserves it.

          BC Cafe
          701 S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

          1. re: Joani Macaroni

            So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reporting back :) The menu always reminds me of The Cheesecake Factory menu.
            I hope you were able to enjoy their freshly fried chips at lunch. That's something I always enjoy, but never show up late enough for.

            1. re: Joani Macaroni

              If you think the blueberry pancakes are big, order the breakfast burrito. It is at least four meals.