There are some places you go to eat healthy California style dishes, but Mo’s Breakfast + Burger Joint in Campbell, California is not one of those spots. Sure there are loads of places for cram your mouth full of delicious breakfast food in the Bay Area. In San Francisco there is Kitchen Story with its hefty hunks of millionaire’s bacon and Alameda has Blue Dot Café and Coffee Bar with its stomach defying gruyère breakfast strata, but if you need to stuff yourself full of good brunch grub on the peninsula you have to head on down to Mo’s.
If you’re really going big, Mo’s fried chicken Benedict comes equipped with a side of country potatoes, homemade buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken tenders, sausage gravy, crispy fried sage and not one, but two eggs. Oh, and a slice of watermelon, you know, to balance it out.
Of all of the dishes we’ve tried at Mo’s, one stands above the rest and that is their bacon stuffed pancakes topped with a sour cream drizzle and crowned with even more bacon.
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Maybe we were diving into that bacon madness a little too frequently because Mo’s no longer has them on their menu. With that being said, we’ve found that if you ask nicely, Mo’s crew of merry kitchen staffers will usually happily whip you up a batch of these bacon bad boys.
If you’re aiming to go a wee bit lighter than fried chicken or bacon, then Mo’s prosciutto and fig avocado toast is the way to go. Mo’s takes a slice of sourdough bread and piles it high with sliced avocado, figs, prosciutto, arugula and a dash of parmesan cheese. On the side is a heirloom tomato salad that gets a healthy splash of basil vinaigrette.
We pretty much love everything at Mo’s. On the weekends, as is expected with every hopping brunch spot, it can get pretty slammed, so expect a wait for a table. There is one thing that we just haven’t been able to get excited about though and that is Mo’s coffee. We’ve given it a go a few times, but Mo’s Joe is a no-go for us. We recommend either bring your own java IV, indulging in the bottomless mo’mosas or testing out the mo’chelada cocktails.
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Another shining star on Mo’s menu is a rather daunting heap of French toast they call the PBB&J. Thickly sliced Texas toast gets coated with peanut butter and jelly then topped with sliced bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar. Yes, the PBBB&J just as gooey and delicious as it sounds even though you won’t be able to get up from your seat afterwards.
Mo’s isn’t the type of place you can go to every day unless you happen to have stomach the size of a blue whale. It is one of the magical spots that’s totally worth trying on special occasions though like, you know, maybe this Sunday.
Mo’s Breakfast + Burger Joint
*Mo’s also has an Almaden location and a new downtown Morgan Hill version is expected to open soon.
Address: 278 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, California 95008
Hours: Every Day 8:00am to 8:00pm
Phone: (408) 871-1300
Pricing (All in USD): Breakfast and Brunch – Classic Breakfast Items $10.50 to $13.00, Toast and Things $11.50 to $13.50, Breakfast Sandwiches $9.50 to $11.00, Baked Goods $2.00 to $3.00, Morning Sweets $6.50 to $8.50, Breakfast Sides $2.00 to $6.00, Breakfast Items for Kids $4.00 to $6.00, Specials $12.00 to $13.00, Lunch and Dinner – Burgers $10.50 to $13.50, Sandwiches $11.00 to $12.50, Hot Dogs $9.50, Salads and Soups $6.00 to $12.50, Sides for Lunch and Dinner Options $4.00 to $7.00, Kids Lunch $6.00, Non-Alcoholic Beverages $2.50 to $6.00, Bottomless Mo’Mosas $14.00 All Day, Every Day