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The 10 Best Breakfast Places Near Stanford

Updated: October 14, 2021

It’s morning and that means you need coffee and eggs! These Stanford diners make the best breakfast in town. We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. Kick-off your morning with creamy grits or perfect french toast and a frappe at these Stanford eateries.

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Tootsies

Italian, $$, StanfordItalian, $$Stanford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Angelicas

Latin, $$, Redwood CityLatin, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Borrone

Italian, $$, Menlo ParkItalian, $$Menlo Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels

Bagel shop, $, Palo AltoBagel shop, $Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Coffeebar - Redwood City

Tea & Coffee, $12 avg. main dish, Redwood CityTea & Coffee, $12 avg. main dishRedwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bill's Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, Palo AltoTea & Coffee, $$Palo Alto, Midtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Coffeebar - Menlo Park Downtown

Tea & Coffee, $$, Menlo ParkTea & Coffee, $$Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Talk of Broadway

American, $, Redwood CityAmerican, $Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Red Berry Coffee Bar

Tea & Coffee, $$, Los AltosTea & Coffee, $$Los Altos
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across Stanford, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of Do The Bay, Thrillist and Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Do The Bay - Best Brunch In The Bay: How To Do Brunch, Thrillist - The 15 Greatest Restaurants In Palo Alto and Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pinot Blanc with cheese and spinach pancake

    A cheese and spinach pancake can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Pinot Blanc. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its smooth and dry.

  • A great drink pairing for berry pancake

    Knowing what to pair with berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

  • A next-level pairing for americano

    Experts recommend pairing a bacon and maple syrup pancake with a glass of americano, a popular coffee.

Interesting facts

  • The biggest pancake

    49 feet 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep is the record for the biggest pancake. We hope people were hungry!

  • A match made in heaven: breton apple cider & crepe

    If you’re gonna be eating crepe, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice breton apple cider.

  • The United States's National Pancake Day

    Love pancake? So do people in The United States. The country celebrates National Pancake Day every year on September 26.

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Stanford. If you want to avoid the struggle, our partners at SpotHero help you reserve a parking spot digitally before you even leave for your destination.

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