The Pines Cafe (Palmdale, CA)

(Update: Unfortunately, the Pines closed several years ago…)
Ever since I started going to Edwards AFB regularly several years ago, this place has been on my to-do list. Several people on Chowhound raved about it. Several area guides recommend it. And the place is photogenic to boot.

But every other time I’ve come to the area, I’ve had to be out at Edwards early enough that I couldn’t do breakfast. But finally, on my 5th trip out here, I had a chance to go here for breakfast.

And I’m glad I did.

My breakfast was the “loco hominy quicky” special. This was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. The hominy (which I don’t think I’ve had in a breakfast dish before, it works well) and chorizo combined to make a very tasty and spicy egg dish with a pleasant texture. The homefries were very lightly seasoned and nicely crisped. And the whole wheat toast on the side was nice and grainy.

Seriously, this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time (definitely top ten list material).

Everything else here looks really good. Giant perfectly cooked chicken fried steak. Well-crisped pancakes. Giant glasses of iced tea. Thick cut bacon.

I need to come back.

The Pines Cafe
4343 Pearblossom Hwy
Palmdale, CA

2 Responses

  1. keri marion 02 Mar 2008 at 23:06 #

    Palmdale.. Come back to me! (Afroman)

    This place looks so yum!

  2. Sundry 03 Mar 2008 at 11:04 #

    Excellent news about the hominy dish! I am determined to try one of those next time. Like you, I’ve never seen combos like those before.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I’m loving your reviews and wish you were in the L.A. area more often to ferret out the diners I’m missing.

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