Need a tip on where to get breakfast on your way back from the flea market in Alameda? annec says that she loves Alameda and loves breakfast, so she’s provided a rundown of her favorite new places.

After one visit to the newly opened Café Jolie, annec says that the kitchen needs time to work out kinks in the execution. Beignets were greasy, and the menu options looked a little too conventional. However, the takeout section of the menu seems promising.

The details count at Café Q, which touts its delicious, high-quality eggs that our reporter admits are indeed delicious. A hint of vanilla is present in the waffles, while the zing of fresh orange zest lifts the French toast to new heights. Also important for early birds: quality coffee.

Red Onion has giant breakfast portions and an endless wheel of choices and add-ons. Hash browns or home fries, omelets or scrambled eggs, any size of pancake: annec reports that they have it all.

Café Jolie [East Bay]
1500 Webster Street, Alameda

Café Q [East Bay]
2302 Encinal Avenue, Alameda

Red Onion [East Bay]
1222 Park Street, Alameda

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