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Omelets at Dean's Cafe, Pleasanton

Dave S. | Jan 24, 200501:27 AM

Had a reasonable meal at Dean's Cafe in Pleasanton today with a friend I was picking up in the East bay. They serve a bewildering array of omelets with a selection of every sausage (and seafood) under the sun. Omelets come with hash browns and toast, most are from $7-10. Omelets are the size of a mission burrito, so be forewarned, or split one between two reasonable eaters.

I tried the sausage, spinach, and toasted almond omelet, which was great. The omelet was not greasy, and the almonds added a nice light undertone to the fennel (?) zing of the sausage. The hash browns were fine but nothing to write home about. Toast was overslathered with some sort of petroleum by-product, but that's my fault for not requesting my toast dry.

My friend had the portuguese linguica omelet with olives and scallops, a strange sounding combination to my tender ears. The sausage was fairly garlicy. The black olives were a bit overpowering as they consisted of 1/4 of the mass of the omelet. The scallops were breaded (not a breading fan), but they were tender and flavorful. The whole combination didn't quite work as the scallops were overpowered by the sausage and olives, but it was an interesting combination. There were a number of other sausage/scallop combos which may be tastier. There are also a plenitude of clam and seafood based omelets which may be worth trying if I'm in the neighborhood a second time.

Overall a reasonable breakfast place, with some interesting combinations on the menu. The decor is nothing to speak of, but the wait staff were attentive and friendly.

Dean's Cafe
(925) 846-4222
620 Main Str
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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