Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice

Palo Alto and Sunnyvale Receive Travelers’ Choice Awards

We’re proud to announce that Hobee’s Palo Alto has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner in the restaurant category. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler/diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers/diners as the world begins to venture out again.”

To see diner reviews and popular dishes, visit the Hobee’s Palo Alto Tripadvisor review page at…

Boy and coffeecake at Hobee's Sunnyvale

Kids Eat Free During Wednesday AM at More Locations

We’re pleased to announce that our popular Our Kids Eat Free program has been extended thru the end of summer at all four of our locations. Every Wednesday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM,  kids under 10 years of age who accompany an adult will receive a free kids’ entree. Limit: One free entree per each adult / child combination. Make Hobee’s a Wednesday family tradition!

Cupertino Customers

Hobee’s Cupertino Ends Grand 33 Year Run

It is with deep regret that we announce the official closure of our Hobee’s Cupertino location. The franchise owner, Michael Lashen, recently confirmed the very difficult decision not to reopen the restaurant, which had operated at the Oaks Center since 1986.

With COVID-19 already a formidable challenge, the restaurant faced an unknown future in the face of the shopping center’s latest redevelopment plans which have received support from the city council. Since it seemed likely that the restaurant would not make a full recovery from the pandemic before having to shut down again for demolition, Michael opted to permanently close.

This is certainly a major loss for the Hobee’s community and the City of Cupertino, where the restaurant achieved iconic status. For nearly 34 years, Hobee’s Cupertino established itself as a favorite of De Anza College students, local tech workers and South Bay families. Michael – along with former partners Gwil Evans and Gordon von Richter – made Hobee’s history as the first to open a franchised location. The venture was an instant success, reaching number one in sales volume for nearly a decade and remaining near the top during its entire run.

Hobee’s Cupertino and its devoted band of regulars helped procure an impressive number of awards over the years, including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch and Best Restaurant for Kids honors in several local readers’ polls. The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, noting the organization’s outstanding commitment to the local community, bestowed two major awards: Outstanding Citizen to Michael in 2003 and Outstanding Mid-Size Business in 2012.

Throughout the years, Hobee’s Cupertino benefited from the spirit and dedication of some amazing employees, several who worked for the company for fifteen or more years. We will miss seeing them in action at the restaurant on a typically slammed weekend morning. Hopefully, it’s of some consolation that many of these familiar faces currently – or will in the future – work at other Hobee’s locations.

Though the news is undeniably sad, we are incredibly proud of the lasting legacy that Michael, the employees and customers created at Hobee’s Cupertino. Please share your memories and photos. Thank you for your support!

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This Summer, It Pays to Eat at Hobee’s

Here’s a great deal for summer savings at Hobee’s: When you #ShopSmall and spend $10 using your eligible Amex® Card, you can get $5 back, up to 10x. Visit to learn more. Terms Apply.

breakfast table

Patio Dining, Pick Up and Delivery Available from 8 AM – 2 PM

Like everyone in the Golden State, we at Hobee’s are adjusting to a new way of life. If you are in need of comfort food, we are here for you.

We are currently offering patio dining and curbside pickup and delivery from 8:00am – 2:00pm daily.

We are also continuing deliveries with and DoorDash from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Many of our loyal customers have been asking about purchasing gift cards as a sign of support. Hobee’s customers are the BEST! Our office is functioning, so if you place a gift card or other retail order at, we will get it sent to your door ASAP.

We appreciate your support during these trying times and look forward to things returning to normal in the coming weeks. Until then, relish the time that you have at home, organize your sock drawer, learn something new, snuggle with your furry friends, dust off the Monopoly, take a long walk, scan your photos, play charades with your family, host a virtual home spa day, build a birdhouse, plant a garden – whatever your soul needs to get through. Our restaurants will be here waiting for you when the world opens back up for business!

Introducing Mija Sangria

Introducing Mija Sangria

Hobee’s customers now have a tasty new adult beverage to enjoy (responsibly. of course). Mija Sangria is a fresh and natural bottled sangria made with 100% real unfiltered fruit juice for a true homemade taste. Mija is crafted without any artificial additives or preservatives. It is 100% gluten-free, and packed with antioxidants (3 times as many as a glass of red wine!) Mija Sangria is ready-to-drink (after you shake it for the best taste!), and exceptional when poured over ice and mixed with fresh fruit.

Cheers to Mija Sangria!

Beyond Burger comes to Hobee's

The Beyond Burger Comes to Hobee’s

You’ve heard of the “veggie burger that bleeds,” now come taste what the buzz is all about! Hobee’s is now serving the Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat. Packed with 20 grams of plant based protein, this isn’t your grandma’s veggie burger. The revolutionary Beyond Burger looks, cooks and satisfies like beef but is 100% plant-based.

The best part for Hobee’s customers is that the Beyond Burger will be 50% off every “Meatless Monday” through the end of the year!

American and Japanese flag cupcakes

Hobee’s Hosts Japanese Students

In late March, Hobee’s South Palo Alto hosted 16 Japanese exchange students and their host families for a fun-filled pasta dinner. The exchange was part of the Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto program which fosters cultural ties with Palo Alto’s eight Sister Cities.

Next month, Japan returns the favor and welcomes a very special one-man delegation to the city of Tsuchiura: Hobee’s former president and co-owner Edward Gerard Fike will represent Palo Alto and run the Tsuchiura marathon, an event that draws over 20,000 runners.

Best of luck to Ed as he embarks on this exciting adventure!

Hobee's Eggs Benedict

Bennies Get a Promotion: Now Served 7 Days a Week!

Holy Hollandaise! You an now order Eggs Benedict seven days a week until 3:00 PM. Choose your favorite Bennie: Classic, Florentine, Salmon or Huevos Benedictos. We’re thrilled to give this weekend classic an upgrade to our regular menu.

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Bring on 2019: It’s Our 45th Anniversary!

Happy New Year to all of our friends and fans around the world! (Pre-internet we used to say that jokingly, then years later our website logs showed us just how international we were!) 2019 marks Hobee’s 45th year in business. We plan on marking the milestone with special events, contests and food specials. Stay tuned as we move through this exciting year.

And THANK YOU for supporting Hobee’s during the past four and a half decades!