Vice President Joe Biden Surprises Breakfast Crowd

Vice president stops by local breakfast spot during two day Bay Area visit

By Monte Francis and Josh Keppel
|  Sunday, Jun 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:07 PM PDT
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The vice president spent some time Saturday morning meeting Hobee's restaurant patrons as he dropped by the popular spot. Monte Francis was there.

The vice president spent some time Saturday morning meeting Hobee's restaurant patrons as he dropped by the popular spot. Monte Francis was there.

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Vice President Joe Biden surprised the breakfast crowd at a packed Hobee's restaurant in Sunnyale Saturday morning.

 The vice president spent about an hour talking to customers and enjoying some breakfast.

Hobee's customers had no advance warning that a VIP was going to stop by.

Biden worked the room, as only a seasoned politician can, making friends at nearly every table.

Chevaun Lee was among those who stepped up to meet the vice president. She got a kiss. Moments later, her young daughter was swept up in the vice president's arms for a family photo op. Biden, who was still holding the little girl, joked that the child told him her uncle calls him "Joey B."

"It’s amazing to meet him in person. It’s nice they take time to come to smaller places," Lee said.

Biden also visited the cooks behind the counter as he made his way to a table where he enjoyed some of Hobee's famous blueberry coffee cake with Rep. Mike Honda.

"I enjoyed the Bay Area. In fact I’m going to enjoy more of it. My niece is graduating from Stanford today and I’m heading over there right now. It’s going to be a good day," Biden said after leaving the restaurant.

His niece's graduation was the final stop of his two day trip which also included a bit of fundraising.

Biden held a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the home of Dawn Ross and Doug Hickey Friday night. According to the invitation for the event, tickets were running  between $500 and $10,000.

The vice president was scheduled to fly back to Washington, D.C. Saturday after the graduation.

Once he’s back in Washington, he is expected to make a push for stronger gun control at a White House event next Tuesday.

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