We are longstanding regulars at Hobee's (Rengstorff & Central) but lately the wait time (once inside -- not waiting for a table) and noise levels have just become too much. They seem to be particularly understaffed and raucous on weekends. I hate to break with what's become a weekend routine, but more often than not we end up leaving wishing we'd gone somewhere else.
The dilemma is that there just don't seem to be very many other options in Mountain View. We've made the trek to Stacks in Menlo Park, Pancake House in Los Altos, and St. Michael's Alley in PA a couple of times, but I am hoping that some of you folks can point us to something a little closer to home.
Criteria: sit-down service, omelettes/egg dishes (not just bagels/breakfast sandwiches), good coffee (chi-chi espresso drinks not required), less than 20 minute wait on weekends. Ideally somewhere that doesn't require your dining companion to be able to read lips in order to have a conversation, and where the tab for two doesn't run much over $30.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!