When an uneven distribution of mosh pits causes the Earth's axis to flip Antarctica-over-Alaska, breakfast will become the frumpy finale of the day instead of its roaring opener. Enjoy breakfast's treasured time slot while you still can with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh American cuisine and drinks at Hobee's. Choose from eight Hobee's locations: Stanford, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood Shores, Campbell (Pruneyard), Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, and North San Jose (Montague).
The winner of Palo Alto Weekly's Best Breakfast award for more than 20 years, Hobee's remains a Silicon Valley institution where night owls and early birds flock together over generous portions of home-cooked delectables in a cozy, casual atmosphere. Browse the menu for a breakfast of three sweet-potato pancakes ($6.75), any of six hash-brown varieties ($7.97), or the Hi Hat Ommie—a combination of diced ham and jack and cheddar cheeses, with country-style hash browns hidden inside like human dignity inside a San Diego Chicken costume ($9.75). Otherwise, prop up eyelids with a simmering cup of Hobee's famous cinnamon orange tea ($2.35) paired with its equally famous blueberry coffee cake ($2.50). Late arrivals to Hobee's can still tickle their taste buds with a bouquet of options such as the honey-pineapple teriyaki salmon ($10.95), the grilled chicken with tropical fruit salsa ($10.95), or the Very Gouda BBQ burger piled high with caramelized onions, rich barbeque sauce, and a Wisconsin's worth of gouda ($9.25).
Palo Alto Weekly awarded the Palo Alto and Mountain View locations Best Breakfast in the Bay area for 20 years in a row. The Mountain View Voice named the Mountain View location Best Breakfast/Brunch for 2009. The Los Gatos Observer featured the Los Gatos location. More than 1,800 Facebook users are fans.
- When yet another bowl of cereal makes you want to skip the a.m. meal, locals recommend Hobee's. The Bay Area chain of homey cafes serves a range of lunch and dinner items, but it's best known for its omelets and scrambles, hashbrowns and coffeecake, with breakfast served all day. – Palo Alto Weekly, Town and Country Village, Central Expressway and Mountain View locations
- Try anything, from their sublime huevos rancheros to their savory seven vegetable quesadilla, and you won't be disappointed. – Mountain View Voice, Central Expressway location