Best Breakfast in the South Bay

A subregion of the Bay Area that roughly covers the Santa Clara Valley, Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County in general, the South Bay is known the world over for being the epicenter of the the all things tech. But aside from a large concentration of companies that shape our daily lives — Apple, Facebook, and LinkedIn among others — there is plenty to discover here, especially when we’re talking about food. An abundance of culinary talent and warmer temperatures ideally suited for outdoor dining are among the draws, as is the variety of options. Here are our picks for the best breakfast spots in the South Bay. 

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Bill’s Cafe

From their savory Crab Cakes Benedict to their sweet Cookies & Cream Pancakes, you can’t go wrong with anything on Bill’s Cafe extensive breakfast and lunch menu. With large and “mini” portion sizes, Bill’s is likely to accommodate everyone’s taste buds and hunger levels. Hours are Monday through Friday 7am to 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am to 3pm

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Breakfast Club at Midtown

Make sure to have an appetite and patience when going to the Breakfast Club at Midtown, portions are large and lines tend to be long, but once you take a bite you’ll forget about every second you spent waiting. We recommend trying something both savory and sweet, like the Linguica Benedict and Red Velvet Pancakes. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am to 3pm

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Holder’s Mission City Grill

Great service, endless coffee refills, and large portions are what you can expect at Holder’s Mission City Grill. Their omelet souffles are one of a kind and we highly recommend ordering one paired with crispy hash browns for an ideal start to your day. Hours are 8am to 8pm daily.

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Jack’s Restaurant & Bar

Located off Highway 92, Jack’s Restaurant & Bar prides themselves on great service, great food, and a friendly atmosphere. Their Swedish Pancakes and Banana Foster French Toast are a must when going for breakfast, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on their extensive menu. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 8:30am to 9pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30am to 10pm

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Los Gatos Café

Los Gatos Café has quick service and large portions down to a T. They don’t take reservations, so you may have to wait, but not to worry because they move quickly. There are multiple dishes we could recommend from brunch classics like eggs Benedict to something more adventurous like Apricot French Toast, but we decided you can’t miss their French Pancakes — similar to crepes, but stuffed with savory ingredients, they are light but filling and delicious. Hours are 7am to 2:30pm daily.

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Southern Kitchen Coffee Shop

Southern Kitchen Coffee Shop is a modest diner in Los Gatos, don’t judge a book by its cover on this one. Serving up American brunch classics with an old school vibe and welcoming atmosphere, Southern Kitchen will make you feel right at home. With endless coffee refills, extra-large omelets, and perfectly-cooked country potatoes, it’s easy to spend hours here. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday 8am to 2pm, Friday 8am to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 3pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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