9. Alice’s Restaurant – Woodside, California

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The San Francisco Bay area’s leading motorcycle hangout is on the truly scenic Skyline Drive (Ca Highway 35) about equidistant between The City and San Jose. Every time I’ve been to Alice’s, it’s been like Mark Twain’s description of San Francisco; he spent one of the coldest winters of his life there one summer. But the coffee’s good and hot, breakfast is fantastic, and so is pretty much everything else on the menu. It’s the warmth of the place, though – its log-cabin-in-the-trees ambiance, the Ginsburg in the air, and all the bikes and cars in the big parking lot that makes Alice’s a must-stop destination.