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Bobby's - Breakfast in Woodland Hills


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Bobby's - Breakfast in Woodland Hills

lil mikey | Sep 25, 2007 07:36 AM

This is a true greasy spoon diner. The waitress must have worked in a truck stop for many years. She just has that certain efficient confidence about her.

She arrived at my table, set down a full coffee cup and asked what I wanted. This would be expected if I was a regular, but this was my first time. “A menu please,” was my response.

I loved that she just dismissed with all the formality and got right to the business at hand. I also didn’t ask for the coffee. But I was glad she brought it, again with no unnecessary pomp or circumstance.

I got the menu, and as expected, it had greasy spoon food on there: eggs with ham, eggs with bacon, pancakes, pancakes with bacon….

“I’ll have the bacon and eggs, over medium”

“How about the ranch special? It’s bacon and eggs, over medium.”


“Sourdough toast?”


About 4 minutes later, out comes a plate full of food. The two eggs were done perfectly. The three medium-thick slices of bacon were crispy and very flavorful, and there was a huge pile of hash browns with a nice crust on the outside and tender and hot inside. The sourdough toast was real sourdough toast, and two big slices.

And she left the check with the meal. I love that at breakfast. I’m not there for the atmosphere. Oh, and the coffee was refilled each time I passed the half-full level. The last time, she actually took the cup and gave me a new one in case the remaining coffee might have been cold.

All told, my whole meal, from the time I walked in until the time I walked out took 15 minutes. I could have spent longer at MacDonald’s. But the food here was fresh and tasty, and the service was right-on. And the price was commensurate with MacDonald’s, too. The above was $5.65 after tax, before tip.

I will be back here any time I need a good, quick breakfast.

Bobby’s Coffee Shop
22821 Ventura Boulevard, west of Fallbrook
Woodland Hills
(818) 225-1324

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