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“Great little place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bert's Cafe

Bert's Cafe
1146 Emerald Bay Road, CA 96150-6206
(530) 544-3434
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Brentwood, California, United States
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This looks like where the locals eat. A very relaxed home town place with that dinner feel The food was very good, I had an omelet which was outstanding. Everyone there makes sure well taken care off, we had 4 different people pass by our table to make sure we were good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Winnemucca, NV
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast, very friendly staff, short wait for a Saturday morning on a holiday weekend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Yummy blueberry pancakes and French toast. Quick service. I think a family owns it and the presumable owner/dad (not sure on this) was very friendly and even gave us advice on bike trails. Our waitress was friendly and prompt. We sat at the counter where you can watch how they run and you could tell they are a well-oiled machine! I would definitely recommend Bert's place for breakfast!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bishop, California
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Great Tahoe Breakfast Diner Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

A classic Tahoe experience. Located on High 50, near the "Y", makes it easy to get to for those driving from the Bay Area to South Shore.
Bert's feels like old timey South Shore, the one I knew from the 60's. Right on the highway, big windows remind you that you are in the forest. A simple design where the restaurant's energy is devoted to it's customers.
No high brow, pretentious cuisine, this is home made fare, just lime you have hoped to find.
They have fresh squeezed orange juice, home fries, great salsa, oatmeal and THE breakfast, just like you would make if you found the time to shop, cook and had someone to clean up after you. Good news! You have Bert's.
You will find a great menu, friendly service, and yes you can get lunch too.
They are open 6:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
I LOVE it!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roseville, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our family has eaten breakfast at Bert's for several years now and have always been happy campers when leaving!
Food is fresh and homemade, large portions and brought to the table by happy, friendly servers.
If the "wait" line seems too long, wait anyway, as we have never had to wait more than 15min. for a table. And the "wait is sooo worth it"!

Bon Appetite !!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“NICE & HIP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I really liked it , I order Breakfast Cambo and got eggs, sausage and Pancakes.. the pancakes were really good! it was a fulfilling breakfast. Will go for sure!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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