Here we are again in Pinole California. It is a tough job sampling pork chops throughout Pinole. If I did not do it, Who will? Today, We are at the Alley Cafe. This is a small cafe located one block from the Pinole 'Po-Po' department. This is another institute in Pinole. It is a far cry from the big super chain 'Houses of Flapjacks'. There are only three employees working this restaurant, that has a dozen or so tables. With that in mind, you have to realize that Alley's is the opposite from fast food. You have to go into the Alley Cafe with a paper in hand and a lot of patience. If you are prepared you will be rewarded with a HUGE plate of breakfast and some home made hot sauce.
Of course, the pork chops were ordered. To accompany this grilled swine a bucket of cream gravy and a flapjack was requested. You should see the size of this pancake. It was as big as manhole cover. It was enough for both Ms. Goofy and I and with enough left over for the Pinole High School Marching Band. The pork chop was very good. The icing on the cake was some home made hot sauce. I could not pin point any particular pepper profile. It did have a kick to ignite the flames of pork chop passion.
The Alley Cafe is a very popular local breakfast nook. It is a family run restaurant with a hot sauce kick. Bring your appetite and come with some spare time. You will leave with a full belly and a smile on your face.
2265 Pear St.
Pinole, California 94564