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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
510-644-3230
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb breakfast

Bette's is always great for breakfast and good for lunch. The pancakes or waffles are just superb. Service is great, attentive but not "in-your-face". Highly recommend, the wait usually is manageable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Andrew K
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Warren, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bette's is always great for breakfast and good for lunch. The pancakes or waffles are just superb. Service is great, attentive but not "in-your-face". Highly recommend, the wait usually is manageable.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Whenever I visit any where in the U.S. I pride myself on finding that old dinner that does all the basics with a peach cobbler on top. Bette's goes beyond that. With home grown fruit and veg there diner is a classic. Friendly yet quick wait staff who engage yet do a great job of using the old fashion diner... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While visiting San Francisco in June we made a detour to Berkeley and had brunch at Bette's Diner. It has no ocean view but located in the hip shopping area on 4th Street. I had the Maryland breakfast which consisted of hash brown and poached eggs and I chose Fried Donut Muffin for my carbs. We also ordered the chocolate... More 

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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just for the record, Bette's is nowhere near the ocean, but what it lacks in a view, it makes up for in vibe. We were there for breakfast and I stuck with granola, but others in our party ventured towards the more exotic specials. A fun place to people-watch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Sorry to have to write a fair review for Bette's, but we were disappointed. Ordered eggs and was Asked if scrambled soft was ok, and we answered no, well done. Both of us said the same thing, and both came runny. Shouldn't Ask us if they don't listen. Just a minor glitch. All in all, really just an average brunch.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Prepare to Line-up for the famous Scones and Pancakes. Tasty Diner Food worth the wait! They have a little take-out joint right next door if you don't want to wait--YUMMY Breakfast Sammie on a crusty baguette, Brekkie Pizza and lots of tasty pastries and coffee to go!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quality of the food is just terrific.. You have to try the soufflés, any flavors will do.. They are sooooo good.. Deliciouso!! 😘

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Setting: right on 4th street. Parking is easy in the early morning - challenging during the day, when 4th is in its full swing. They don't accept reservations - that means you have to wait. also: has a shop right the next door, where you can buy the pancake mix, etc. Food: Delicious in seasons and fresh. I especially like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The name of this place is misleading, since there is nary a view of the ocean, but we loved the food and the vibe nonetheless. Bette's Oceanview was so good we returned three times during a one week stay in Berkeley! Do not miss the breakfast specials - especially the pancakes, which come in many, many varieties. The black beans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I highly recommend the soufflé pancake (apple brandy) and house made scrapple. We also ordered two eggs any style which we also liked. Place is busy, so you usually have to put your name down and wait a bit. After putting our name down, they will usually tell you how long the wait might be and when to check back.... More 

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Additional Information about Bette's Oceanview Diner

Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
Phone Number: 510-644-3230
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-644-3230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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