San Jose has some fantastic spots to head to for fluffy egg scrambles, golden hash browns, house-made granola and yogurt, and stacks of syrupy pancakes. This Californian town has something for everyone, from traditional Huevos Rancheros, Machaca, and Eggs, and Breakfast Burritos at the Burrito Factory, and a Jamaican Banana Nut Flambé at Café Gourmet to homemade muffins, oatmeal bars, and yogurt parfaits at Hobee’s.
© Mimosas Café
Mimosas Café is a charming neighborhood café on Pearl Avenue that serves breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. The friendly café café serves a hearty breakfast of traditional favorites like varieties of eggs done in several ways, egg scrambles, omelets with different fillings, and benedicts, corned beef hash and scrambles, breakfast burritos, stacks of buttermilk pancakes, waffles with sweet or savory toppings, including fried chicken, stuffed French toast and of course, plenty of mimosas and other hot and cold beverages! Mimosas Café is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Next read: cheap weekend getaways
4660 Pearl Ave, San Jose, CA 95136, Phone: 408-267-1233
First opened in Mountain View, California in 1974, Hobee’s has satisfied thousands of healthy appetites with fresh, distinctive cuisine ever since. Today, Hobee’s boasts six popular locations throughout northern California and are conveniently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. The restaurant serves a creative menu of comfort cuisine, such as omelets and scrambles, hash brown specials, griddle favorites such as pancakes, waffles, and French toast, and light bites like homemade muffins, oatmeal bars, gourmet granola and yogurt, fresh bagels and fresh fruit platters. Beverages include bottomless coffee, imported teas, fruit juices, and healthy smoothies. Hobee’s is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.ward to serving you soon.
680 River Oaks Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95134, Phone: 408-232-0190
3.Luna Mexican Kitchen
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Luna Mexican Kitchen is a bustling Mexican bar and eatery that serves creative, farm-fresh Mexican fare in a cozy atmosphere with outdoor patio seating. Owned by San Jose entrepreneurs Jo Lerma-Lopez and John Lopez, the eatery is housed in a beautifully restored vintage building on The Alameda that once housed the Mexican mainstay called Las Palmas for more than six decades. The new kid on the block, Luna Mexican Kitchen offers healthful, authentic menu of Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with signature dishes such as hand-pressed organic, non-GMO corn tortillas filled with organic chicken and heirloom beans from Napa specialist, Rancho Gordo. Specialties include grilled platters of meat, seafood and vegetables called Parrilladas, ranging from bacon-wrapped shrimp, carnitas, and adobo chicken to steak fajitas, shrimp, ribs and jalapeño sausage. There is also Cochinita Pibil, slow-roasted pork cooked in banana leaves; and Arroz Verde, green rice from house-made vegetable broth, poblano chiles and cilantro.
1495 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, Phone: 408-320-2654
4.Bill of Fare
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Bill of Fare is a pleasant daytime restaurant that serves an all-day breakfast menu, along with American comfort grub such as burgers, sandwiches, and corned beef hash. The breakfast menu boasts regular favorites such as omelets with a variety of fillings, such as Italian sausage, bacon, ham and cheese, French toast, stacks of regular and Swedish pancakes, waffles with sweet and savory toppings, oatmeal and fresh fruit bowls. Hot coffee is freshly brewed and always on the go, along with fresh fruit juices, and sodas. Bill of Fare is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
3414, 3414, 1069 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, Phone: 408-446-4050
5.A Bite of Wyoming
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A Bite of Wyoming is a classic diner that has been serving hearty American comfort fare for decades and continues to draw regulars and visitors alike. Boasting a warm and welcoming ambiance and a rustic setting, the friendly neighborhood joint serves a delicious breakfast of egg scrambles and omelets, pancakes and waffles, French toast, corned beef hash, and fresh fruit bowls. The eatery is famous for their signature Bill Cody Burger, which features a quarter of a pound of buffalo meat and is served with French fries – a breakfast of champions for those brave enough to try! A Bite of Wyoming is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
2227 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, Phone: 408-259-4819
© Bergen Bistro
Established in 1985, Bergen Bistro a longstanding San Jose eatery that has been serving fresh, delicious and affordable food ever since. Located at 1758 Junction suite AA, the inviting bistro has an extensive menu of comfort fare such as hot and cold sandwiches, pastas, salads and homemade soups, and a variety of breakfast specialties. The menu features traditional breakfast items like multi-egg omelets with a variety of fillings, egg scrambles and platters of bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast, French toast, pancakes and waffles with sweet or savory toppings, oatmeal and yogurt with fresh fruit, and biscuits and gravy. Bergen Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
1758 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: 408-436-1388
© Bill's Café
Bill’s Café is a little gem tucked away on a side street in downtown Willow Glen. The family-run restaurant has been serving up breakfast to the locals for more than 30 years and has several locations in and around town, including Willow Glen, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, and the Rose Garden. The eatery offers all the traditional favorites from banana and maple syrup pancakes to eggy French toast, and freshly baked croissants and cinnamon rolls, along with other breakfast delights such as egg scrambles and omelets, plates of bacon, eggs and hash browns, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and bowls of oatmeal with fruit. All food is prepared using only the highest quality ingredients and made from scratch to ensure absolute freshness and taste. Bill’s Café is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
1115 Willow Street, Willow Glen, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: 408-294-1125
© Burrito Factory
Synonymous with Mexican fine dining, the Burrito Factory has been serving loyal customer outstanding Mexican food and drinks for more than 20 years. Taking the unique and vibrant cuisine and culture of Mexico to the next level with delicious meals for every taste, the Burrito Factory culinary team uses traditional Mexican spices and flavors makes each dish a journey for the senses and a culinary experience like no other. Breakfast specialties are served all day long and include authentic breakfast fare such as Huevos Rancheros, Machaca and Eggs, and Breakfast Burritos with beans and cheese. The Burrito Factory also serves a variety of signature cocktails made with quality tequila, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
124 Blossom Hill Road, STE A, San Jose, CA, 95123, Phone: 408-224-2215
© Café Gourmet
Café Gourmet is a charming neighborhood café in Willow Glen that offers a casual dining experience and delicious home-cooked fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, the café serves a hearty breakfast of traditional favorites like varieties of eggs done in several ways, egg scrambles, omelets with different fillings, and benedicts, corned beef hash and scrambles, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Also on the menu are stacks of buttermilk pancakes, waffles with sweet or savory toppings, including fried chicken, stuffed French toast and a signature Jamaican Banana Nut Flambé served over three pancakes or French toast and topped with bananas, pecan nuts, chocolate, and Jamaican Rum.
840 Willow Street - San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408-998-2233
10.Cafe San Jose
© Café San Jose
Café San Jose is a friendly neighborhood café that has a regular following and serves wholesome, hearty and healthy fare in a warm, inviting, and relaxed environment. Owned by Sandra Long, the café focuses on offering delicious food prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and prepared from scratch to ensure absolute freshness and tastiness. The menu features the usual breakfast plates of eggs, bacon, hash browns, scrambles and omelets, pancakes, waffles, and French toast, as well as a variety of daily specials, such as biscuits and sausage gravy, chicken and waffles, country fried steak and eggs, and the San Jose burrito. Café San Jose is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.ward to serving you soon.
1583A Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408-265-3020
Crepevine is a casual local chain that focuses on sweet and savory crêpes, along with a selection of healthy, wholesome and organic food. The restaurant takes pride in providing the freshest, healthiest, ingredients, such as cage-free farm eggs, antibiotics and hormone-free 100% natural beef, ocean-raised Canadian salmon, and organic, fair-trade coffee. All of our dressings and sauces are made from scratch, including the pancake mix, and dishes are made to order. Signature crêpes include the Kyoto with organic tofu and peanut sauce; and the Bombay with curry sauce.
1100 Lincoln Ave #180, San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408-297-1100
12.Deluxe Eatery Drinkery
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Deluxe Eatery Drinkery is a relaxed eatery with quirky décor, lovely outdoor patio seating and a creative menu of American dishes, cocktails and craft brews. The self-proclaimed “eatery and drinkery” in downtown San Jose is a throwback to another era with retro décor which includes the front end of a vintage Mercedes-Benz that rests above a set of doors and storefront windows packed with bric-a-brac from Vintage San Jose. Helmed by Chef Chad Ferry, the restaurant serves a breakfast-through-dinner menu that’s heavy on comfort and seasonal ingredients, along with an innovative cocktail menu featuring a mixture of both classics and original creations with a seasonal flair. Deluxe Eatery Drinkery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, throughout the week.
71 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113, Phone: 408-271-7777
© Hash House
Hash House is a bustling daytime eatery on Hamilton Avenue that serves breakfast and lunch classics in a casual, laid-back setting. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor patio seating and a menu of innovative breakfast fare such as several hash specialties, omelets, benedicts, and scrambles, pancakes, waffles, French toast and basic breakfast plates. The café also serves a variety of ‘South of the Border’ specials like breakfast burritos, morning quesadillas, chilaquiles, and breakfast tortas, along with coffee cocktails, mimosas, classic Bloody Marys, and other signature drinks. Hash House is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.ward to serving you soon.
851 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008, Phone: 408-374-4559
14.Holder's Country Inn
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Established in 1958, Holder's Country Inn is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving delicious home-style food for the past 60 years. Focusing on preparing and serving cuisine made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients and made to order, Holder's Country Inn has a menu of mouthwatering dishes such as homemade soups and fresh salads to gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers and succulently grilled steaks. The breakfast menu features traditional favorites such as three-egg omelets, scrambles, benedicts and omelet souffles, stacks of pancakes, French toast, waffles, and healthy options like veggie scrambles, smoked salmon, and black bean tacos. Holder's Country Inn is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.war
1424 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129, Phone: 408-378-6022
© Mini Gourmet
The Mini Gourmet is a traditional American diner that has been serving regular customers for more than 45 years. Established in 1971, the Mini Gourmet offers a fantastic breakfast menu of stacks of pancakes and waffles, plates of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and grits, omelets, scrambles, and benedicts, French toast, and more. The unpretentious 24-hour diner also offers an array of classic American dishes for lunch and dinner such as fried chicken, steak and eggs, lasagna and salad, pork chops, and homemade meatloaf, along with dinner and dessert specials throughout the week. The Mini Gourmet is open 24-hours, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
599 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, Phone: 408-275-8973
16.Park Station Hashery
© Park Station Hashery
Park Station Hashery is a friendly neighborhood eatery in the historical Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose and has been providing a warm and communal environment to enjoy new American cuisine, craft brews, select wines, and excellent coffee since 2016. The brunch menu features mouthwatering signature dishes such as a Breakfast Casserole of baked eggs, chicken, chorizo, three cheeses, and potatoes; Salmon Scramble with salmon gravlax, crème fraiche, and onions; Corned Beef and Hash; and Hashery Huarache with freshly grilled masa, carnitas, pinto beans, two fried eggs with queso fresco, and guacamole. Park Station Hashery serves brunch Tuesday through Sunday.
1701 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, Phone: 408-320-1711
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Strategically perched on Main Street near the entrance to the Los Gatos Creek Trail, and within walking distance from the Hotel Los Gatos, the Purple Onion is a charming café and coffeehouse that presents creative menus for breakfast and lunch. The comfortably casual café draws both local Los Gatans and visitors alike who come to enjoy lox plates of thinly sliced smoked salmon, breakfast burritos with cage-free scrambled eggs, and black beans, bacon and egg sandwiches, and flaky breakfast croissants hot out of the oven with scrambled eggs, swiss cheese and sun-dried tomato mayo. Also on the menu are egg-a-muffins, ham or spinach quiche, and granola and yogurt.
1167 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408-753-9492
Located in Robertsville Square off Almaden Expressway in South San Jose, Scrambl’z is a bustling South Bay breakfast spot and the spot to go for those that bounce out of bed already full of energy. The lively joint vibrates with energy as diners tuck into bacon burritos, chicken and waffles, vegan scrambles, eggs benedicts and stacks of buttermilk pancakes, along with freshly brewed coffee. The eatery boasts a variety of seating that includes booths, a breakfast bar and plenty of patio tables, most of which are always full, so get there early to avoid missing out on the warmest waffles and the fluffiest omelets.
2051, 5055 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118, Phone: 408-269-2900
19.The Breakfast Club at Midtown
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The Breakfast Club at Midtown is a contemporary and vibrant eatery with bright, airy interiors and stylish décor that serves creative American breakfast and lunch fare. Specializing in all-American breakfast, brunch, and lunch, the Breakfast Club at Midtown brings 30 years of family expertise on signature breakfast dishes and lunch items to the table with seasonal menus that promise to delight. Signature breakfast dishes include Shrimp and Crab Omelets with sauteed shrimp and crab, cream cheese and green onions topped with Hollandaise sauce; Gorgonzola Scramble with bacon, spinach and mushrooms scrambled with gorgonzola cheese; California Benedict with bacon, roasted tomatoes and avocado; and Breakfast Enchiladas with chorizo, eggs, corn tortillas, and homemade enchilada sauce.
1432 W San Carlos St #80, San Jose, CA 95126, Phone: 408-564-7150
20.The Cup and Saucer
© The Cup and Saucer
Located in the Princeton Plaza Mall, the Cup and Saucer is a comfortable, down-home spot serving classic American breakfast bites and diner lunch fare in a family-friendly setting. Established in 1990, the family-friendly restaurant has been serving delicious comfort food ever since and has an all-day breakfast menu of traditional favorites like three-egg omelets, scrambles, benedicts and omelet souffles, stacks of pancakes, French toast, waffles, and healthy options like granola and yoghurt, oatmeal, and fresh fruit. The Cup and Saucer is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
1375 Blossom Hill Rd ste 20, San Jose, CA 95118, Phone: 408-266-0808
© The Table
The Table is a New American eatery on Willow Street in Willow Glen that serves a seasonal menu in a stylish, rustic-chic setting with an open kitchen. The urban, neighborhood restaurant focuses on using on seasonal locally sourced ingredients to create innovative and delicious fare, along with a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and progressive wines. The breakfast menu includes lemon ricotta pancakes, house made granola and yogurt parfait, chilaquiles, a variety of eggs benedict and omelets, and corned beef hash. The Table is open for weekday and weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1110 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408-638-7911
22.Uncle John's Pancake House
© Uncle John's Pancake House
Uncle John's Pancake House is a casual eatery on Winchester Boulevard that specializes in pancakes with a variety of toppings, both sweet and savory, as well as a menu of comfort food for breakfast, and lunch. The breakfast menu boasts of pancakes, waffles, and French toast, fluffy omelets with different fillings, eggs benedict and scrambles, and healthy options of oatmeal and yoghurt, fresh fruit plates, and house made granola. Uncle John's Pancake House celebrates Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras with a range of specials and creative pancakes dishes.
2125 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008, Phone: 408-724-9835
© Village Grill
Located in the Evergreen Village Square, the Village Grill is a family-friendly restaurant that serves a great breakfast in a casual setting. In addition to the regular favorites of pancakes and waffles, French toast, egg scrambles, and benedicts, the eatery also has omelet souffles, egg combos and healthy options of cereals and granola. Signature dishes include omelet souffles like the Popeye Omelet with egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, bacon and Jack cheese topped with sour cream, diced tomato and green onion, and the Fajitas Omelet with chicken or steak, bell peppers, onion, jalapeno and jack cheese topped with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
4075 Evergreen Village Square #120, San Jose, CA 95135, Phone: 408-270-1000
24.Whispers Cafe and Creperie
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Whisper Café and Creperie is a friendly neighborhood café that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with happy hour and dinner specials throughout the week. Breakfast draws a crowd of regulars who come to enjoy a variety of fluffy omelets with different fillings, eggs benedict and scrambles, stacks of pancakes, waffles, and French toast, and healthy options of oatmeal and yoghurt, fresh fruit plates, and house made granola. A variety of crepes with sweet and savory fillings are also available, along with coffee and tea, fresh fruit juices, and other beverages.
150 S. 2nd St. San Jose, CA 95113, Phone: 408-297-2850
25.Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik
© Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik
Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik is a traditional Persian Sangak bakery and café that serves high quality coffee, freshly baked pastries and desserts, and other wholesome food items in a casual, laid-back environment. The cozy eatery is decorated in warm hues and features a range of traditional and unique dishes for breakfast such as Halim with oatmeal and chicken, a Persian plate of cream, jam, honey, Nutella and banana, gourmet sandwiches like the Khafan with beef sausage, ham, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese. Beverages include a variety of fresh fruit juices, coffee and specialty coffee drinks, and milk shakes.
3275 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117, Phone: 408-666-1229
25 Best San Jose Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots
- Mimosas Cafe, Photo: Mimosas Café
- Hobee's, Photo: Hobee's
- Luna Mexican Kitchen, Photo: Luna Mexican Kitchen
- Bill of Fare, Photo: Courtesy of Konstiantyn Zapylaie - Fotolia.com
- A Bite of Wyoming, Photo: Courtesy of xalanx - Fotolia.com
- Bergen Bistro, Photo: Bergen Bistro
- Bill's Cafe, Photo: Bill's Café
- Burrito Factory, Photo: Burrito Factory
- Cafe Gourmet, Photo: Café Gourmet
- Cafe San Jose, Photo: Café San Jose
- Crepevine, Photo: Crepevine
- Deluxe Eatery Drinkery, Photo: Deluxe Eatery Drinkery
- Hash House, Photo: Hash House
- Holder's Country Inn, Photo: Holder's Country Inn
- Mini Gourmet, Photo: Mini Gourmet
- Park Station Hashery, Photo: Park Station Hashery
- Purple Onion, Photo: Courtesy of Avanta - Fotolia.com
- Scrambl'z, Photo: Scrambl'z
- The Breakfast Club at Midtown, Photo: The Breakfast Club at Midtown
- The Cup and Saucer, Photo: The Cup and Saucer
- The Table, Photo: The Table
- Uncle John's Pancake House, Photo: Uncle John's Pancake House
- Village Grill, Photo: Village Grill
- Whispers Cafe and Creperie, Photo: Courtesy of Delphotostock - Fotolia.com
- Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik, Photo: Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik
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