June 29, 2004
A friendly Icelandic family owns the little hangout. They all are gorgeous! No matter if it's your first time or 100th time you will be greeted by a huge smile like you are the number one customer. The family is there running the show and making sure everybody feels welcomed.
They are only open for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunch is what they do best. The pancakes are huge and the French toast is the best anywhere. They keep the coffee cups full with delicious coffee.
Katy's is located in one of San Ramon's many strip malls. The interior is a bit eclectic with funny signs and a huge ceramic pig collection. It look a little like the kitchen of the crazy aunt's home that you love so much. Kids are king here and they offer a small playroom in the back of the dining room with videos and toys galore. It's been a challenge to pull the kids back to the table when the food arrives! In the summer months a patio is open to enjoy your meal outdoors.
Games are brought to the tables for kids and daily newspapers for the adults. Everyone is kept busy, even though the service is quick and you seldom wait for your meal.
We love Katy's. It has a good feel, the service is friendly and familiar and the food is just what you want when you crave a huge, carb-loaded breakfast! Don't take my word, ask anyone in the valley - it's an area favorite!
From journal Living in the shadow of Mt. Diablo