Introducing chocomania pancakes

New Year, New Menu Items

We have some outrageously good new menu items to share with you as we begin 2019. First, though they’re not technically new (they’re a staple weekend offering), Eggs Benedict is now offered seven days a week until 3:00 PM. Choose from Classic, Florentine, Salmon or Huevos Benedictos. These are the items that are making their permanent menu debut: Chocomania Pancakes (chocolate cakes with chocolate chips, whipped cream and fruit); the El Camino Ommie (an egg white omelet with seasonal veggies, organic spinach, Jack and Cheddar cheese, topped with basil pesto); Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs (sweet potato hash with applewood smoked bacon, mushrooms, onion, zucchini, bleu cheese and a touch of maple syrup served with two farm-fresh eggs and blueberry coffeecake or toast); the Spartan Bowl (ancient grains, garlic roasted mushrooms, organic spinach, grilled artichoke hearts, mixed olives, red pepper, Feta cheese and basil balsamic drizzle); and Veggielicious Tacos (corn tortillas filled with black beans, sweet potato, roasted corn, goat cheese, and chipotle cream).

Which will be your new favorite?



Blueberry and Cranberry coffeecake tins

Our Christmas Gift to Butte County

We wrap up the 2018 Holiday Season with this heartwarming update: We sold 571 coffeecake gift tins in December resulting in a $ 1713.00 contribution to Butte County Fire Relief. Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign!

Best of Instagram Collage 2018

Our Instagram #2018bestnine

We must admit that we were somewhat surprised when the magic Instagram generator compiled our nine most popular posts from 2018 into a collage. Of the nine, only one was of food. (Coffeecake, naturally.) Another was our table tent about our “Straws Upon Request” campaign. Yet another was a trippy distorted image of Hobee’s Palo Alto’s exterior. The rest were all of people who make Hobee’s special: late owner Peter Taber and his surviving spouse and former owner, Edward Fike; current CEO Camille Chijate and co-owner husband Daniel; and our Montague crew with San Francisco 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

What do you think of the photos that made the cut? Weigh in on this year’s posts by joining us on Instagram @hobeesrestaurants

Hobee's free holiday coffeecake tile

Our Holiday Gift to You: Free Coffeecake!

Who doesn’t want FREE coffeecake? Thru the end of the year, we’re giving a free coffeecake gift tin with any purchase of $ 100 or more of Hobee’s party platters or retail items like tea, granola, logo mugs or gift cards. Order at your favorite location or at Not valid with other offers, mail orders, third party delivery service orders or at Hobee’s Cupertino, an independently owned franchise.

This is our gift to you for bringing Ho Ho Hobee’s into your home or office this Holiday Season!


Hobee's for the Holidays Flyer

Put Hobee’s on Your Gift List

Don’t forget to add Hobee’s to your gift list this Holiday Season. We have something for everyone, including: t-shirts, logo mugs, Startup Blend Coffee our Signature Cinnamon-Orange Tea and – of course! – gift tins of our world-famous coffeecake. Can’t decide? A Hobee’s gift card is always an excellent choice.

Pick up at your favorite Hobee’s location or order on-line at


Hobee's new owners on cover of SBDC Access Magazine

Hobee’s Owners Win Inaugural Award from Office Depot

We have some exciting news to share: Our owners, Camille and Daniel Chijate, have been selected to receive Office Depot’s inaugural Workonomy Award, celebrating excellence in entrepreneurship! The honor will be presented next Tuesday at the Office Depot location in Los Gatos, where the company is launching its first-ever shared work space concept before rolling out the format nationwide.

In selecting the Chijates for the award, Office Depot’s National Director of Community Investment, Alex Price, cited the couple’s successful transition as the chain’s new owners after purchasing Hobee’s from the founding Taber family last June. “Camille and Daniel were willing to take a risk, to learn new skills, and carry on the spirit of this family business with 125 employees,” Price said.

The Workonomy Award provides the Chijates with 6 months free work space at the Los Gatos Office Depot location, $1,000 worth of free business services and another $400 worth of free supplies.

Many thanks to Dennis King, the Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, and Carl Davis Jr., Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce for recommending Camille and Daniel for this prestigious distinction.

Hobee's Autumn 2018 Dinner Specials

Fall Dinner Menu Features Tempting Selections

Our Fall Dinner Special menu features some sensational items like the Autumn Cobb Salad, Pecan-Crusted Trout and our hearty Mediterranean Bowl. Outstanding appetizer options include the Hashbrown Sampler plate and Noshworthy Nachos. Complement with a local beer or premium wine selection. Available Tuesday- Sunday evenings at Hobee’s Sunnyvale and Hobee’s Palo Alto.

Hobee's blueberry coffee cake

August Special: Buy a Coffeecake Tin to Assist Wildfire Relief

We at Hobee’s are saddened by the devastating impact of the still raging California wildfires.That’s why we’re contributing $ 5.00 from every coffeecake gift tin purchase during the month of August to fire relief efforts. Pick up a blueberry or banana-toffee gift tin for your family or office soon and help us help those in need.


blueberry coffee cake at 2018 Mubadala Classic

Hobee’s Back as Women’s Tennis Sponsor

Though the big names fell quickly at this year’s Mubadala Silicon Valley Tennis Classic, held during the first week of August, there was a comforting constant throughout the event: a hearty Hobee’s breakfast for the players, tournament staff and volunteers. Ever since the WTA tournament moved from Oakland in the 1990s, Hobee’s has been a reliable sponsor. 2018 marked the first year that the tournament was held on the campus of San Jose State University. (The Stanford campus had been the event’s longtime home.) We like to imagine that both Venus and Serena Williams had a nibble of Hobee’s coffeecake, perhaps a consolation for losing in the first round and quarterfinals, respectively.

aloha-themed cupcakes at Hobee's picnic

Employees Gather for Festive Summer Picnic

Employees, alumni and VIPs from all six locations gathered at Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park on August 6th for a festive Employee Picnic. The event marked Hobee’s first year under the ownership of Camille and Daniel Chijate and featured a touching tribute to late co-owner Peter Taber, who passed away earlier this year. Guests also enjoyed a sumptuous barbecue, courtesy of Catering Director Kerrie Porter and her husband Aubrey; a raffle; kids’ games; a Hobee’s trivia contest; and a Hawaiian-themed cupcake tower (pictured) designed by Sunnyvale manager Jan Enciso.