Road Journals Blog—Five food lovers name their favorite spots that dish up breakfast regulars, house specialties, and creative fare. Check out their nominees and share a few of your own.
San Francisco 
Old-fashioned buckwheat pancakes, a prosciutto scramble, croissant French toast, and a house-made sausage tempt you to get out of bed.
East Bay 
Zucchini cheese cake, chilaquiles, lemon-ricotta hotcakes, and a bacon burger join the usual tasty lineup.
Marin County 
Food writer Jennifer Reese throws French, Puerto Rican, and Mexican fare into the morning mix.
South Bay 
Go gourmet with eleven kinds of eggs Benedict, apricot-bread French toast, Joe’s special, and Dungeness crab cakes.
Blueberry coffee cake, crab quiche, silver dollar pancakes, and an on-site bakery keep Silicon Valley fueled up.
Santa Cruz 
A homemade cinnamon roll, the best home fries in town, a complimentary scone, and a banana walnut waffle help start the day.
This blog post was first published in July 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.