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The BIG Diner Breakfast – a Mother’s Day blog post

Firstly, going out to eat on Mother’s Day can be challenging – many have speculated that it is one of the MOST crowded restaurant days of the year.  So, this year we took my mother-in-law out to brunch on Saturday instead.  She lives in Loma Linda, California – just outside of the town of Redlands.  As she is 90 years old and moves rather slowly, we wanted to find a good breakfast spot near her retirement home.  Thanks to some online reviews, we found the Family Homestyle Café in Loma Linda.

Like most small towns, there’s always one ‘breakfast diner’ that specializes in the classic greasy spoon breakfast – huge portions, giant pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, ham/bacon/sausage etc.  The one near my home town is called Red Hill Coffee Shop.  We all know one.  Well now I can recommend another – the Family Homestyle Café.

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Ham and 3-Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits and Gravy, Sourdough Toast – oh YEH!

Just look at the photo – big portions!  Their omelets are made with SIX (6) eggs!  Think SHARE!  And, the Latino family that runs the place also throws a few Mexican specialties on the board like Huevos Rancheros and Carne Asada omelets.  Don’t hesitate to order those!  IF you order pancakes, be forewarned – they are HUGE.

So, if you find yourself in the I.E. (that’s Inland Empire for us SoCal locals) and need a big breakfast, feel free to check out the Family Homestyle Café.  I now have another reason to happily visit my mother-in-law.

Send us your list of top Breakfast Diners where you live so we can blog about them too!

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