Thursday, January 19, 2012
Weekend breakfasts/brunches in Alameda is the only meal that is bountiful in supply. The long lines in front of the diners are a signal that there is still life in this small town. Downtown Alameda favorites are: Jim's Place, Ole's Waffles, La Penca Azul and Pappo. Central Alameda has Marti's Place and Blue Dot, whereas the West End has Wescafe, East Ocean, Pier 29, Rio's and 1400. Even though there are plenty of places to eat, my all time favorite is Mona's Table in Fernside. The menu changes on a monthly basis and the dishes are creative, innovative and not your typical pancakes, eggs and waffles. I am not sure if a lot of people know about Mona's because they don't have the long lines. I have waited for 20 to 30 minutes for a table at Ole's or Jim's.