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3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2719
510-832-4374
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy and good

We always get a good meal at this restaurant whether breakfast or lunch. It's got homey type meals as well as healthy foods that are really filling and good. It's a friendly airy environment and reliable for a quick meal. The staff is friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Cindy H
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new york
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for brunch. I had the lakeshore omelette. There's an outdoor patio though flies started getting around my food so I went indoors instead. Food is great though slightly on the pricey side.Mimosas are just s few bucks extra. My order came with a side of fruits which was nice. I will likely be coming here often.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's typically a wait, but not too long. I've brought my pooches here and they can be accommodated outside. Their brunch is delicious and many choices to choose from... They have yummy mimosa choices too! They do have a small patio in the back as well. Can't go wrong here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We always get a good meal at this restaurant whether breakfast or lunch. It's got homey type meals as well as healthy foods that are really filling and good. It's a friendly airy environment and reliable for a quick meal. The staff is friendly.

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Dallas, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to go for mothers day. it was a last minute. They were able to get us in. It was crowded. But were enjoyed it. Service was a little slow, but it was prob due to the crowd.

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Oakland, California, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you want good basic food in a pleasant airy cafe, this is the place . lots of variety from burgers to sandwiches to salads . Try the sonoma chicken breast sandwich with caramelized onions add red peppers. Good fries too!

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Allentown,PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Went here for breakfast with my son and his family the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Needless to say on a lovely morning in the the SF bay area it was somewhat crowded. Lucky for us since we had a 10 month old with us, we didn't have to wait too long. I ordered the Lakeshore Omelet which sounded really good with... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

Just a great little diner for breakfast and lunch. Nice and clean, and pleasant place for dining. Decorated nicely with murals of Lake Merritt on the walls, and many artistic paintings and photos of the area. They have a cute outdoor patio seating area in the back. Breakfast items are eggs, pancakes and waffles. I have had both, and enjoyed... More 

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Dwight, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

A visit to Oakland would not be complete for me without a trip to the Lakeshore Cafe for breakfast. I always get the same thing, Joe's Special.....for those who don't know, it's scrambled eggs mixed with hamburger, spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic. They serve it with wonderful fried potatoes, mine with sour cream of course, toast and fruit. It's the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

It's pretty good but kind of pricey and crowded. I prefer Lynn and Lu's Escapade Cafe.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

good place for lunch and breakfast if you want a simple American style breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-832-4374

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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