BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO START YOUR DAY THAN WITH A
DELICIOUS, ENERGIZING MEAL AT ONE OF THESE TRI-VALLEY
Livermore’s Riata Diner & Tavern reflects the area’s pioneer past with Wild
West–inspired decor and memorabilia—and offers hearty breakfast dishes.
For more quirky furnishings and no-frills food to start your day, check out
Jim’s Country Style Restaurant in Pleasanton. The intensely popular diner
(there can be a line at the door on weekends) features wood-paneled walls,
street signs as art and mouthwatering all-day breakfast items.
For breakfast like mom used to make, look no further than Denica’s Real
Food Kitchen in Livermore and Dublin for decadent offerings of favorites
like waffles and omelets. If you want a breakfast straight out of the French
countryside, fill up at Danville’s Basque Boulangerie. The bakery and cafe
mixes melt-in-your-mouth baked goods with local, seasonal fruit and
healthy, savory items.
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Follow the locals to Danville’s Sideboard, a premier
coffee bar that features deluxe brands such as Four
Barrel, Sightglass, Temple and more. Indulge yourself
with an order of beignets to go.
Take your morning meal to the next level
at The Press Artisan Café in Pleasanton and
Livermore, the perfect hipster hideout. Tasty
dishes such as an avocado and egg toastini are
served up on a wooden plank; be sure to note
the display of antique coffee makers. Work on
your Great American Novel over a mug of Big
House Beans coffee, roasted in Antioch.
Open early on the weekends (take advantage
to avoid the crowds), Mayflower Restaurant
in Dublin creates a transporting experience
with its inviting atmosphere and authentic
dim sum menu. Monica’s, located in a historic
Livermore building, offers generously
portioned, handcrafted breakfasts. Enjoy a
satisfying brunch on the outdoor patio.
Baci Bistro & Bar, in downtown Pleasanton,
specializes in steak, seafood and Italian cuisine,
but the weekend brunch menu is something
really special. Try the fried egg avocado
toast or steak tostadas, and don’t miss the $12
If you’re feeling adventurous, head over to
Dublin’s Blossom Bee, a Thai fusion creperie
that puts a twist on the beloved breakfast
food with bold, unique dishes like the Royal
Chicken crepe with peanut sauce.
Enjoy the sweet air of Tri-Valley mornings
at Nonni’s Bistro, an open-air, European-style
eatery in Pleasanton. Both breakfast and
brunch are served on weekends, giving
plentiful takes on the morning meal.