The Best Brunches In Los Altos

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Photo of Sucheta Shahane
30 November 2016

A unique amalgamation of brunch and breakfast, the concept of brunch was developed in England in the late 19th century. Brunch usually starts in the late hours of the morning and can extend until the end of the afternoon. Brunches are usually set up to be buffet-style and became popular in the United States in the 1930’s. Los Altos is a historic and culturally diverse area, and the brunches there are just fabulous.

Rick’s Café

Cafe, Diner, American, $$$
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A family owned business in Los Altos, Rick’s Café offers customers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Customers who visit rave about the hospitality and diner-like feel. Their menu boasts plenty of unique items, and for all of you Dr. Seuss fans, they even serve ‘Green Eggs and Ham.

A Good Morning Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Coffee, $$$
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A place that’s as cheery as it sounds, A Good Morning Café serves breakfast all day. Along with classic brunch plates like pancakes and eggs, the café also serves gourmet style dishes and freshly cut fruit. Their menu can be viewed on the website, and serving hours are from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Brian’s Restaurant

Brian’s Restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since it opened in 2006. Originally, it opened in 1977 as the Los Altos Coffee Shop, but after facing some stiff competition, the coffee shop was turned into a full time restaurant. Along with great food, Brian’s has an enormous patio seating area and free wifi.

680 Fremont Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 941-0680

Los Altos Bakery and Café

Bakery, Cafe, American, Coffee, Vietnamese
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Known as the quaintest place around, Los Altos Bakery and Café is a great place to grab food and coffee. Many locals find the free wifi and homely atmosphere appealing, and beyond that, all of the the pastries are freshly baked. The Princess Cake is rather popular with customers and is open from 7 AM to 4 PM.