December 21, 2023

Feast in Fremont: Top 20 Brunch Places

Get your brunch fix in Fremont! Dive into mouthwatering eats at top spots serving up everything from savory eggs Benedict to fluffy pancakes.

Richard Gargan
Richard Gargan
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In this slice of California charm, "free" isn't just the first half of Freemont's name; it's the spirit of the brunch scene. Here are the top 20 brunch spots:

Hops & Beans Cafe

4000 Bay St, Fremont

(510) 573-1058

Reviewed by:

Sandra Brodsky

If you're on the hunt for a fantastic coffee spot in Fremont, look no further than Hops & Beans Cafe. It's not just another cafe, but a neighborhood staple for over twenty years, and there's good reason for the local adoration. On my latest visit, I was all about brunch, and let me tell you, Hops & Beans did not disappoint. The strawberry and banana crepe was not only Insta-worthy but absolutely scrumptious—put it on your must-try list. Then, the Monster Cookie Frappe—this gem with its hints of Oreo and chocolate was like a dessert in a cup, a perfect balance of flavors that'll have you savoring every sip. But the surprises didn't stop there. Their South Indian filter coffee? Honestly, it gives any Indian restaurant a run for their money, and that's saying something. It's a genuine treat for coffee connoisseurs looking for authentic tastes. The atmosphere is just as delightful, with a relaxing vibe, an ever-welcoming team that's all smiles and efficiency, and a soundtrack that gently enhances the ambiance without being intrusive. Hops & Beans Cafe is the kind of place you'll find yourself drawn back to, whether it's a lazy weekday or a bustling Saturday morning—the service remains sterling, and the coffee and food consistently impress. Trust me, it's worth making the trip for a visit, or two, or even more.

Frodo Joe's Petit Cafe

39286 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

(510) 790-0999

Reviewed by:

Brandon Alj

I had an amazing brunch at Frodo Joe's Petit Cafe in Fremont. The Maui Hawaii crepe, spiced up with a tasty sauce, was a delight, and the caramel latte was clearly made with a lot of care. Although I took an apple cinnamon dessert crepe to go, I would suggest enjoying it there while it's fresh, especially since it comes with ice cream. The place is definitely on my list for return visits. The indoor and outdoor seating options are great, and I've been to the cafe a few times now. It's wonderful to see a spot in Fremont that's committed to maintaining a friendly environment, offering healthy food options, and keeping everything clean. I really appreciate the laid-back vibe; there's no rush, and you can order at your leisure, making for a relaxing experience. The crepes are simple but delightful, with fresh ingredients and generous portions that come at a fair price. The menu offers a good mix of savory and sweet options, and the staff are always welcoming. The cafe has a nice ambiance too. I stumbled upon this gem while driving in the area and decided to try the banana chocolate crepe during an early morning visit. With only a few customers, the service was quick, and my dessert crepe was crispy and freshly prepared. I'm eager to try one of the savory crepes next time. For anyone who enjoys crepes, this place is a must-try.

Dino's Family Restaurant

36930 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

(510) 792-6533

Reviewed by:

Sharon Ouzin

There's something truly heartwarming about brunch at Dino's Family Restaurant in Fremont. The moment you step in, you're engulfed in a cozy atmosphere that harks back to simpler times. And let me tell you, the food matches the mood - it's downright delightful! The Strawberry Nutella Pancakes are a must-have; they're so good that you won't want to part with a single bite. The NY steak? It's a piece of art, cooked to a perfect medium rare. And for those feeling bold, the "WE-DARE-YOU-TO-TRY BURGER" lives up to its name in size and taste. Pair your meal with a fresh side of fruit and treat yourself to their Strawberry Oreo Milkshake or an Iced Caramel Latte – both are irresistible. Everything from the pricing to the portion sizes and the quality of service is spot-on. Being part of the local charm and featured in the movie "Fremont", it's got that extra appeal for movie buffs and those who appreciate a spot with a story. My order of the "All berry Belgian Waffle with two eggs and two sausage links" topped with a refreshing orange juice Mimosa was a hit, brimming with flavor and satisfaction. Even the pre-ordering system before seating, which is a bit unconventional, didn't hinder the swift service. The French toast, potatoes, and eggs were excellent, and the salsa provided a nice, spicy kick without going overboard. Plus, the availability of fresh OJ is always a win in my book. Sure, the juice might feel a tad pricey, but considering the overall experience, it's a minor detail. For anyone in the Fremont area looking for a hearty brunch with that homey diner feel, Dino's Family Restaurant is definitely the place to be. I'm already planning my next visit!

Cabrillo Park Cafe

4949 Stevenson Blvd # L, Fremont

(510) 226-7777

Reviewed by:

Rosalva Polanco Guillen

My first visit to Cabrillo Park Cafe was a delightful surprise. Admittedly, it took a bit of time for the waiter or other staff to notice us after being seated, but the wait turned out to be worth it. Although prices seemed a bit steep, this seems to be the norm everywhere these days, and the generous portions certainly made up for it. We decided to try the place for a Saturday brunch, and I must say, the experience was overall positive. The staff were friendly and accommodating, and the prices were reasonable. Our choices included the Blackened Chicken Omelette and the Greek omelette, which, unfortunately, were a bit on the bland side. We also had the Farm Potato Fries and Hash Browns, which had an off-putting smell that hinted at reused oil. When we brought this to the server's attention, he assured us it wouldn't happen again, though I'm not too keen on giving it another chance. However, first impressions can be deceiving. The cafe has an unassuming exterior, but once inside, the vibe and the food really impressed me. It had the feel of a home-cooked meal, which left me excited to return. It's easy to understand why we saw so many regulars; clearly, Cabrillo Park Cafe has a following for a reason. Stopping by for breakfast turned out to be one of the best decisions – the atmosphere was warm, and it felt like being among family. Definitely a spot that won't be overlooked by me in the future.

Country Way

5325 Mowry Ave, Fremont

(510) 797-3188

Reviewed by:

Aly Torres

Having the chance to enjoy brunch at Country Way in Fremont was an absolutely wonderful experience. The moment you walk in, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting, which is perfect for a laid-back meal. Choosing the French toast combo and the farmer's breakfast proved to be a great decision. The French toast was cooked to perfection, and the farmer's breakfast was a generous and delicious plate that left me more than satisfied. The service at Country Way really made an impression. The staff were attentive and friendly, consistently ensuring our experience was top-notch. They were eager to help with the menu and offered some excellent suggestions. The ambience of the place contributes to its charm, with every detail adding to the sense of comfort. The warm lighting and the comfortable seating options created the perfect setting for a leisurely breakfast. Country Way went above and beyond my expectations. It combined amazing food, outstanding service, and a warm environment into an unforgettable breakfast experience. It's a fantastic spot for a morning meal or a place to enjoy a catch-up with friends. The commitment to consistent quality was clear, even after not having visited since before the pandemic. Whether it was a busy day or a quiet afternoon with few guests, the food and service remained exceptional. It's evident why this spot is a Fremont staple, offering traditional diner delights. Having been a patron for years, every visit confirms why Country Way is a must-visit. The portions are generous, the prices reasonable, and the food always hits the spot. Whether it's a meat combo breakfast or the French toast, you're in for a treat. Plus, the atmosphere makes you feel like you've escaped on a little retreat. The staff are speedy and affable, ensuring a great experience every time. Big portions, fair prices, tasty and fresh food – you really can't go wrong here.


37378 Niles Blvd, Fremont

(510) 793-8161

Reviewed by:

Abraham Coursey

If you're on the hunt for a stellar brunch spot in Fremont, look no further than Skilletz. Honestly, stepping into this place is always a treat. The food—you have to taste it to believe it. It's packed with flavor, and the staff make you feel right at home with their kindness and top-notch service. Even when you see a line, it's not a dealbreaker. The wait tends to fly by thanks to their efficient sign-up system. Just jot your name down and before you know it, they're ready to take your order and whisk you to a table, ensuring you're not stuck waiting to eat once you sit down. The ambiance is just as inviting as the food. I found myself seated in this cozy back patio, surrounded by vibrant flags and eclectic decor. It's the kind of spot where you instantly relax, shielded by umbrellas from the sun and swaying to a mix of hip hop and Spanish tunes. The fare might seem standard at first glance—an omelet with potatoes and fruits—but the execution is flawless. It's hearty, healthy, and exactly what you want from a breakfast dish. The servers keep things rolling smoothly, checking in and handling payment without a hitch. Skilletz has quickly become a go-to for me. With its laid-back vibe and quick, friendly service, every visit is a hit. I've made my way here on a busy Saturday and despite the bustle, they managed the crowd like pros. The outdoor seating is a unique touch, accessible from the back and adding to the character of the place. The food hits the spot every time and the staff make you feel like a regular. In short, Skilletz nails the brief for a genuine, enjoyable brunch experience. Whether you're a local or just passing through Fremont, you owe it to yourself to drop by. Trust me, you'll be planning your next visit before you even finish your meal.

Bill's Cafe

39222 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

(510) 894-2224

Reviewed by:

Tamara Humbers

Visited Bill's Cafe in Fremont for brunch and was charmed by the cozy yet lively atmosphere. To my delight, they offered complimentary coffee to those of us waiting for a table, which was a thoughtful touch. Despite the cafe being bustling, the wait time was a reasonable 20 minutes. Once seated, the service was notable for its enthusiasm about coffee and juice refills, though it occasionally felt a bit overzealous. Our meal choices ranged from protein scrambles packed with veggies to Hawaiian pancakes and cinnamon French toast, each dish bursting with flavor and cooked to perfection. The ambiance was great, adding to the overall dining experience. The staff were attentive, albeit busy, making sure we had everything we needed, including specialty coffees and juices. During our visit, there was a bit of a mix-up with our water service, requiring reminders to multiple servers, but ultimately, this didn't detract significantly from the meal. The popularity of Bill's Cafe was evident, with its ever-present queue and energetic vibe, although at times the space was noisy and felt slightly cramped. One of the highlights was that they offer smaller portions of their meals, catering to all appetites. The omelet with hash browns and toast I tried was delightfully good. Stumbling upon two bar seats quickly resolved our wait, and the fresh-squeezed orange juice in our mimosas was a refreshing start to the meal. Overall, the food was excellent and worth a return visit.

The Nile Cafe

121 I St, Fremont

(510) 791-6049

Reviewed by:

Sherly Vasquez

Stepping into The Nile Cafe for brunch is always a delight. The ambiance is charming, with nice seating options ranging from inside coziness to a sidewalk view, and my favorite, the serene garden patio out back. It's a wonderful escape along the Alameda Creek Trail in downtown Niles, perfect for refueling during a bike ride. The menu offers perfectly sized sandwiches that hit the spot without being overwhelmingly large, and they come with a side of chips at a good value. While the prices may differ from what's online, it's a minor detail for the quality you receive, just remember it's cash only. One standout dish is the “Special Avocado Toast,” which is not only delicious but also beautifully presented. You get the option to top it with an egg or not, catering to different preferences. The casual vibes here make for a relaxing brunch experience, especially in the garden area where I could unwind and enjoy the atmosphere. Service at The Nile Cafe is friendly and warm, adding to the overall positive vibe. The sandwiches are scrumptious and they serve the most delightful lemonade, which I can't get enough of. You can tell that the place has evolved from a regular coffee shop to a quaint little restaurant with a lot of personality. However, it seems like the owner has their hands full trying to manage everything solo, which I noticed during one of my visits. My standard breakfast was fantastic, but I did miss out on my order of hand fries. It wasn’t a deal-breaker, but it would have been nice to have them. In the end, while I think the cafe could benefit from additional helping hands to keep service levels high, the homemade bread and homey feel are enough to keep me coming back. The Nile Cafe may not be the top spot on everyone's list, but it certainly has its own unique charm that I appreciate.

Dash Coffee and Bakery

44047 Osgood Rd #210, Fremont

(510) 270-5767

Reviewed by:

Sunita Fayas

Decided to check out Dash Coffee and Bakery on a recommendation and wasn't disappointed. The Kashmiri chai, known as the "pink drink," was a delightful surprise - even more so when I opted for the hot variant with 2% milk and an added touch of pistachio. It was so good I'd drive back just for that! I also indulged in a spinach croissant, which had a delicious cheese-like filling. If you're looking to try something new, you can't go wrong with these choices. The place has a warm, family-run feel that's welcoming to everyone. Their Kashmiri Chai is exceptional, especially the hot version – a must-try in my opinion. And the Date Bread? It's perfectly moist, not excessively sweet, and subtly infused with cardamom. It's a treat that doesn't disappoint. The bakery section is full of gems, too - from baklava to cookies and cake slices that make great gifts. I've had friends rave about them and ask for more. This spot is also ideal for a quiet morning or noontime when you're looking to work, study, or just relax. Plus, the baristas here add a charming touch to the visit. On my visit, I had the chance to try their recommended cookies with an unusual but tasty potato ingredient, and it was indeed a good choice. With such a unique and delicious menu, I'm definitely planning a return trip. The place is spacious and clean, with an abundance of seating that can accommodate both small and large groups. It's worth noting, though, that they require your phone number for orders, which I found unnecessary since they call out your name anyway. I'd prefer to keep my personal info to myself. I had the toffee coffee blended drink which was quite good. However, the straw was a bit too short for the cup and bubble lid, making it slightly awkward to drink. But overall, it's a great location for both drinks and baked goods.

Classic Diner

39403 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

(510) 651-7241

Reviewed by:

Lyckan Guzman

Walking into Classic Diner for brunch in Fremont always transports me back to a different era with its 80s inspired classic furniture and decor. Despite its modest size, this place really packs a punch with its delicious food offerings and exceptional service. The staff here have a knack for serving up my order faster than anticipated, which is always a pleasant surprise. Their pancakes and sausage are a delight and have quickly become my go-to choice. While I've yet to try their lunch menu, it's definitely on my list for my next visit. There's a certain charm about the diner that's hard to find elsewhere—the kind of place that's both cozy and nostalgic, where the atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience. During my visits, I've always found the diner to be spotless and inviting, which speaks volumes about their attention to detail. I was particularly impressed with their responsiveness to our needs, seamlessly making adjustments to suit dietary preferences without us even having to ask. It’s those little touches that make you feel valued as a customer. When I opted for outdoor seating, I had the pleasure of trying the Sampler and Eggs Florentine. Although the portion sizes were generous, I had mixed feelings about some components of the meal. The country potatoes, for example, didn’t quite hit the mark due to an unusual odor that suggested they might not be as fresh as I would have liked. Additionally, the absence of sausage and the overly dry ham were minor letdowns. Despite the few hiccups, I remain fond of Classic Diner's offerings and ambiance. It’s a gem in Fremont that I eagerly look forward to visiting again. After all, no place is perfect, but the warm environment and the staff's dedication to customer satisfaction make it a spot worth returning to.

Vince's Cafe

46700 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

(510) 657-3287

Reviewed by:

Madelyn Dalimonte

Absolutely love Vince's Cafe for brunch here in Fremont. They never disappoint with their delicious food and the staff is always super friendly. They've even come through for me with a large catering order on short notice, which was a huge relief. Everything was prepared and ready right as I arrived, and they even offered to help carry it out to my car – talk about service! You'll find me here quite often. It's a cozy deli lunch spot tucked away in a business park. Their menu is packed with fantastic sandwiches and burgers. The Reuben I had last time was tasty and hit the spot. You really get good value here, and the seating area is clean and bright, making for a nice dining experience. The staff are just so nice, and with solid food and reasonable prices, it's hard not to keep coming back. Their daily specials, like the quesadilla with a side salad, are definitely worth trying. It's a hidden gem that I'm excited to return to as soon as possible.👍👍

Le Moose Crepe Cafe & Thai Restaurant - Thai Food Fremont | Catering Fremont

5014 Mowry Ave, Fremont

(510) 745-7288

Reviewed by:

Andy Bouncy Houses

Absolutely love dropping by Le Moose Crepe Cafe & Thai Restaurant for brunch! It's the perfect spot when the family is split between craving crepes and Thai food because this place nails both. Their crepes are a feast for the eyes and the belly, offering everything from the classic chicken pesto to the adventurous Thai Green Curry crepe. They even cater to sweet cravings with their dessert crepes. The Thai menu impresses with a wide selection of appetizers, curries, and more. The spring rolls and shrimp dishes are simply a must-try. Everything can be customized to taste, which shows how much they value customer satisfaction. Service here is top-notch, quick and attentive, which is so appreciated, especially on a busy Sunday night like Father's Day dinner. The staff makes sure you're well taken care of, with water glasses never hitting empty. The ambience is welcoming, and it's great to see such a clean space that's also super kid-friendly. No worries about parking either, there's plenty around, which is one less hassle to deal with. It must be said that the peanut sauce served with the Roti is a stand-out, thick and flavorful unlike the usual lighter versions. While some dishes like the salmon delight crepe were a bit too salty, the spicy lamb with rice did not disappoint, hitting all the right notes. Can't forget to mention the location on Mowry Avenue makes it easy to find. This is a spot that's definitely worth trying out when in Fremont or the East Bay area. Next time, saving some room for a dessert crepe is a must.

Dina's Family Restaurant

40800 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

(510) 770-1930

Reviewed by:

Jillian Trust

Heading to Dina's Family Restaurant for brunch was definitely a good choice. The cheeseburger I tried was delicious and fresh, and my drink was just right. I was also really impressed with how attentive the server was—it made for a very welcoming experience. The food was comfortably warm, although I think it could use a bit more flavor. Overall, I'd rate the food 4 out of 5 and the service gets a full 5 out of 5 from me. The restaurant itself, though, shows its age, being over 23 years old. The vintage charm is nice but the tables and booths are worn out with visible rips and tears. It's also a bit inconvenient that you can't adjust the tables since they're bolted to the floor. And, the restrooms could really use an update to meet current standards. I had a chance to revisit Dina's for brunch again, and I'm glad I did. The service was wonderful this time around, making my previous experience seem like just an off day. The food, as always, was fantastic, but there's still some room for improvement with the country potatoes—they could be crispier and maybe could use some onions to enhance the flavor. The ribeye steak with a baked potato and vegetables was a treat, yet I had a little mishap with the pepper shaker. Unfortunately, the waitress didn't check in on me, which left me feeling overlooked, especially as she seemed quite attentive to other customers. This lack of service might make me think twice about returning despite the good food. Even when the omelette I ordered was mostly on point, it was a letdown to find such a meager amount of ground beef in it—barely more than a garnish. The service was personable, though, and because the rest of the meal was enjoyable, I'm considering giving them another shot to see if my first impression stands.

Cafe Mei 美而美

43761 Boscell Rd #5125, Fremont

(510) 573-2496

Reviewed by:

Victor Dhason

Brunch at Cafe Mei 美而美 here in Fremont has truly been a delightful experience. The Tuna Crepe paired with Taiwanese Milk Tea was a standout choice. The welcoming staff added to the overall positive vibe, and the garlic sweet sauce that came with the Crepe was simply phenomenal, transporting me right back to the streets of Taiwan. My Taiwanese “Hem-bao-tan” street breakfast sandwich had the authentic taste I've been craving, though a small detail like the proper paper sandwich sleeve was missing. Likewise, the warm milk tea hit just the right notes. If you're a fan of Taiwanese sandwiches, this is definitely a place to check out. I also had the Togo House Special Sandwich and Togo Signature Sandwich, both of which earned full marks for being delicious. The bread, reminiscent of milk bread, was soft and fluffy, with the right touch of sweetness. However, the pork within the Signature Sandwich was quite salty when compared to the rest of the ingredients. On the downside, there were a few misses. The Daikon Cake wasn't fried as much as preferred and came in a small portion. The Black Pepper Teppan Noodle was unfortunately overcooked, and the texture didn't meet expectations—a dish better left unordered. The Milk Tea with quarter sugar, while allowing for the tea flavor to shine, seemed a bit watered down according to my sister due to the reduced sweetness. I didn't get a chance to soak in the ambience as I ordered food to go, and the parking situation was quite hectic with the plaza being so busy. The service experienced was somewhat challenging, with a few hiccups in communication and ordering online, though this was eventually resolved with a phone call. In terms of value for price, my advice would be to stick with the sandwiches and perhaps skip the other offerings. There was also some confusion noted with the names of dishes online versus in the store, such as Daikon versus turnip cake and Taiwanese pancake versus crepe, which may indeed require some clarification. All in all, for an authentic Taiwanese breakfast experience at an affordable price, Cafe Mei 美而美's sandwiches are a solid choice. Next time, I've got my eye on the egg pancake to complete my Taiwanese brunch adventure.

Black Bear Diner Fremont

5035 Mowry Ave, Fremont

(510) 796-8000

Reviewed by:

Mawuli Morton

Absolutely loved my brunch experience at Black Bear Diner in Fremont! The waiters, who came from the Oakland location, were incredibly nice and attentive. I noticed that the dishes were just as plentiful here as they are at other locations, and the consistency is something I really appreciate. The extensive menu offered so many options, it was hard to choose! I decided on the tuna melt and was pleasantly surprised by the generous filling. I was also happy to see that portions were the same on two separate visits on different days. My husband was with me on one occasion, and he thoroughly enjoyed his pickled pot roast sandwich. A small but sweet addition to our meal was the cornbread muffin, which we opted for instead of the larger pies or cakes. It was just the right amount of sweetness to end our meal. It's worth mentioning that I initially came for a quick breakfast and ended up making new friends, the atmosphere is just so warm and inviting. What really amazed me was how quickly my meal was served – in less than 10 minutes! The service was nothing short of excellent. This place is perfect when you're very hungry and short on time. I tried their Eggs Benedict and I must say, they were as tasty as any I've ever had. The food arrived so swiftly and the waitress's kindness made my visit even more enjoyable. If you're looking for a satisfying meal with great service, Black Bear Diner Fremont is definitely the best place to go. I give it a solid 10/10 for the food, service, and the overall experience.

Strizzi's Restaurant - Fremont

2740 Mowry Ave, Fremont

(510) 797-9000

Reviewed by:

Ken Perez

The meal at Strizzi's Restaurant in Fremont was extraordinary. Every dish was perfectly prepared, bursting with flavor, and made me almost want to order another round. The staff treated my friend and me with such personalized care that we felt like VIPs, enhancing the entire experience. A highlight was recreating a memorable Garlic Parmesan dip from the past, which added an extra layer of enjoyment to our meal. Strizzi's deserves applause and I can't wait for the return of their Happy Hour, which I've heard is fantastic. The family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for those who appreciate Italian cuisine, and the staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant is clean and well maintained, and even during a busy weekend, we were seated promptly. The portion sizes are moderate, which I appreciate, and the kids' menu offers just the right amount. The cheesy bread and Salmon saute were standouts for me. It's worth noting that Strizzi's is a locally owned chain with a variety of vegetarian options. The staff made us feel welcome, and they took their time with service rather than rushing us, which added to the relaxed dining experience. The food was delicious, the portions generous, and the prices reasonable for the quality and care put into each dish. On our visit, they also hosted a fundraising event for a local Special Olympics chapter, which made our experience even more memorable. There's plenty of parking as it's in a large shopping center, making it convenient and accessible. It's great to support a local business, and I'll definitely be returning. While I wasn't impressed with the pork chops, they were a minor setback in an otherwise enjoyable meal, and everyone else in my party left satisfied. The warm bread served at the table was particularly tasty. Overall, Strizzi's provided a top-notch dining experience that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a great Italian meal in Fremont.

Pop's Cafe

Home Depot, 43900 Ice House Terrace, Fremont

Reviewed by:

Terry Arrue

Popped into Pop's Cafe for brunch in Fremont and let me just say, it did not disappoint! Being a family-owned spot, it has that warm and inviting vibe that makes you feel right at home. The food, amazing! Seriously, if you haven't tried their teriyaki plate, you're missing out. It's the kind of meal that satisfies your soul – hearty, flavorful, and just downright delicious. The atmosphere here is as great as the food. It's a cool place with the right mix of laid-back and bustling, which I absolutely love in a brunch spot. The staff? Super cool folks who know their way around the kitchen and the dining floor. All in all, this place is a gem. Pop's Cafe nailed it with both the food and the experience. Strongly recommend giving this place a go if you're in the area and looking for some quality eats. Hats off to the team here – they're doing it right! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼


46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont

(510) 413-3717

Reviewed by:

Ezekiel Lee

I had the pleasure of checking out theGREATROOM for brunch while staying at a hotel in Fremont. The atmosphere is exactly what you'd expect from a hotel lobby restaurant, with an energy that's easygoing and casual. While some may say the vibe is typical for a hotel dining area, I found it to be quite inviting, a good spot for a relaxed meal. The food is where theGREATROOM really shines. Their breakfast offerings are outstanding, especially the omelets. There's a chef on hand who crafts them to your specifications, and I've got to say, they nail it every time. Everything I've tried has been delicious, well-prepared, and arrives hot at the table. Service at theGREATROOM can be a bit on the slower side, but patience is a virtue, and I found it to be very good overall. It's clear that the staff is dedicated to making sure you have a great dining experience. One thing to note, however, is the pricing. While the quality of the food is undeniable, the cost is a bit steep relative to the portions you receive. It's not the best match for those on a budget or anyone looking to maximize their dollar. Even adding chicken to a salad seemed to spike the price significantly. Despite the cost, I still wholeheartedly recommend theGREATROOM for brunch. It's a solid choice, particularly if you're staying at the hotel and looking for convenience without compromising on taste. Just keep in mind that there are other dining options within a few miles that might also be worth exploring, especially if you're keeping an eye on your spending. But if you want to treat yourself to a delectable brunch in a convenient location with attentive service, theGREATROOM won't disappoint.


5280 Mowry Ave, Fremont

(510) 796-1818

Reviewed by:

Alexzandrea Bastien

Had a really enjoyable experience at Denny's in Fremont for brunch. The place is a fantastic spot for grabbing a meal, especially with the vibrant atmosphere that hints at the festive season; it felt like Halloween was in the air. On my last visit, there were some minor hiccups with the coffee having grounds and a bit of confusion with the waitstaff, but they were quickly resolved. The strawberry pancake puppies were absolutely delicious, even though the wait was a bit longer than expected. This time around, I went in on a Sunday morning. Started off with some coffee that was just perfect – hot and comforting. The veggie omelet was a standout, fluffy and generously filled with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese. It's not every day you find a breakfast that hits the spot like that! The hash browns were the best part, cooked to a perfect crisp. The toast was pretty standard, but it went well with the rest of the meal. The whole meal was just what you need to kick start your day. Plus, the service at Denny's was top-notch. Despite a less-than-great experience on a previous Halloween dinner visit, this time I was taken care of exceptionally well. Megan, the manager, promised a better experience on my next visit, and they delivered. Jose was very attentive, and I was impressed seeing Elias going the extra mile to keep the place spotless, making sure even the booths were clean. While the dinner service in the past left something to be desired, the morning crew really shines, and breakfast at Denny's has been consistently great. I'm now curious to return for dinner to see if it lives up to the breakfast and late-night service. It's reassuring to know that no matter what time it is, even at 3:00 AM, you can count on Denny's for a great meal and service – just ask for Kiran, and you'll be in good hands. Whether you're starting your day or capping off your night, Denny's in Fremont is a solid choice.

The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.®

47000 Lakeview Blvd, Fremont

Reviewed by:

John Flores

As a frequent diner who appreciates a good brunch, my visit to The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.® in Fremont was a positive experience. Nestled in the comfort of the hotel lobby, the setting was convenient and welcoming. The menu might not have been extensive, but it featured a good enough selection to put together a satisfying breakfast. One of the highlights was the fact that the meals were made to order. There's something reassuring about knowing that your meal isn't just being heated up from a frozen state but is being prepared fresh for you. Yes, the prices were a bit on the higher side, but that's often expected in a hotel setting. It felt worth it for the freshness and quality of the food. As for the service, it was a great touch being able to take my meal back to my room and enjoy it in privacy and comfort. Overall, The Bistro provided a decent, convenient dining option for those staying in the hotel or anyone looking for a good brunch spot in Fremont. While it's true that you might find more variety and potentially lower prices elsewhere, The Bistro holds its own for what it aims to provide - a straightforward, pleasant meal in a relaxed setting.

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