My niece Shannon, who is my brother Mark’s daughter, was in town unexpectedly this morning. Mark worked today but I did not, so I was free to take Shannon to breakfast. We went to my favorite place for breakfast, Val’s Burgers in Hayward.
Shannon had an enormous pancake with one egg, two strips of bacon, and a chocolate chip milkshake. I had a burger patty with cheddar cheese, three eggs, hash browns, wheat toast, and a vanilla milkshake. Shannon helped me eat the toast.
Val’s is always tremendous. They are locally famous for their burgers so the place always gets crowded for lunch and dinner, but big crowds during morning hours are rare. It seems that many locals don’t even think of Val’s when considering a breakfast destination. They’re missing out on a good thing because breakfast at Val’s is excellent.