Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Breakers Cafe, Redwood City

After waking up and finding ourselves without any power on Saturday morning, Jon and I decided it was a good time to give Breakers Cafe a try.

Located in the Woodside Plaza, the cafe -- which is open for breakfast and lunch daily -- is easy to find, thanks to the cockatiel squawking outside of its doors. Step inside, and there's a long bar on the left. Comfortable booths line the sides of the room, while tables fill up the space in-between. I have no idea how long this place has been in business, but judging by some of the regulars, it's been around quite a while.

Aside from the giant mural covering an entire wall (with its depiction of Emerald Hills, the Stanford lands and the Woodside skyline, it's an homage of sorts to the surrounding area), there isn't much to say about the decor here. It's clear that Breakers' focus is on good, solid food and friendly service.

The menu features all of the breakfast classics: egg dishes, French toast, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, etc. Jon opted for the "early-bird special"; it included eggs, sausage links and hashed browns. I went for a half-order of French toast topped with fresh bananas. It was simple and tasty -- no fancy breads, no fancy syrups. I also couldn't resist a side of hash browns, which were super-crispy. Just the way I like 'em.

Even if there isn't another black-out any time soon, I think we'll be coming back to Breakers for more breakfast goodness.

Breakers Cafe
270 Woodside Plaza
Redwood City, CA
(650) 369-9162