Where the heck is Pleasanton, CA? It’s by San Fran, San Jose, and Oakland area. But the reason you should know is because of Dean’s Cafe. They boast as having one of the “largest omelette menus” and offer more than 275 choices.
Oh, and the fact that there are only 2 restaurants (not including a coffee shop) on the main street probably explains why they are busy. But to be honest, their food is decent. I wouldn’t make a special trip to go, but if you find yourself in the area, why not?
They’re also quite pleased with the fact they can now offer beer and wine at their establishment. You can order breakfast all day, but they’re only open until 2:30 PM.
- Food: It’s diner food which means greasy. As L and I joked, you know a lot of hang overs were “cured” with this food. Since they’re known for their omelettes, we both ordered one. I ordered a “make your own” veggie omelette with spinach, artichokes, asparagus, green onions, mushrooms, and provolone cheese. The artichokes were definitely canned and the spinach was clearly not squeezed before it went into the omelette (meaning it was watery). However, it was still a decent omelette. L ordered the clams, onions, and Swiss cheese omelette. I didn’t try it, but she said it was good. Only think she was surprised by was the fact the clams were fried. There was nothing special about the potatoes, but they were good (nothing though like Squat & Gobble). The other thing I’d mention is that the plate was the twice the size of your head and the portions were enormous. I think two people could definitely “share” the food.
- Service: Our server was a nice older guy. Coffee was constantly refilled which we appreciated.
- Atmosphere: It was definitely an “old-fashioned” diner. It looked like you went through a time capsule to the 60s (or when it opened in the 50s). I think that’s the last time they made any renovations to the place. There were a lot of kids/families which made it a bit loud (even though it was 9 AM on a Sunday).
- Price:$ (although the omelettes were $9.75 each — a bit steep if you ask me).
- Overall: It was fine. If I’m ever back in Pleasanton, I’d go back since they’re (almost) the only place on Main Street. But I’ll never crave their food.
- Reservations, I don’t think, are accepted. But it does get busy!
- Hours: Daily for breakfast and lunch, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Address: 620 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 94566
- Ph: (925) 846-4222