Brunch is a way of life in many parts of the Bay Area, and it is taken very seriously by the locals. In the South Bay, there's a booming brunch scene with everything from chicken and waffles to stellar Benedicts and avocado toasts.
By a factor of four, California has the largest population of Pacific Islanders on the Continental USA, per the U.S. Census. It's no surprise that poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish which has evolved over generations into something of a Hawaiian-Japanese fusion, is a staple throughout the South Bay.
Influenced by the French, the Vietnamese created a unique sandwich which has gained a cult-like following in cities around the world. And because the South Bay has one of the largest populations of Vietnamese in the world outside of Vietnam, it's no wonder that the area has many of the best banh mi spots you can find anywhere.