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Bette's Oceanview Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
+1 510-644-3230
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have the most wonderful brunch menu including pancake souffle. Owner is really funny and you will see a long line always on saturdays or sundays trying to satiate themselves

Thank Do-Eun L
Berkeley, California, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best scrambled eggs I've ever had. Tasty pastries, good coffee, and good sandwiches. Take out next door is very good as well. The soufflé pancakes are amazing. Only downside are the long lines after 9:30am. But as restaurant is located in uber-trendy 4th Street there is great window shopping as you wait!

Thank Karen H
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always great but if it's your lucky day, you'll hit it on cornmeal pancake day! Best ever!! Everything is great, fast service after you get seated. A must! Been coming for over 20 years irregularly and consistency is the name of the game.

Thank Linda M
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed. I'm not sure why because the food is just ok. The service is hit or miss. If you're in the mood for old fashioned diner food and you have 45-90 mins to wait in line, then give this place a try.

Thank rose0326
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place to be nothing special. It is definitely NOT veg. friendly. I ended up paying $14 for 2 eggs and some hash browns. Definitely an overpriced diner. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing?

Thank Soccergal87
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for brunch on way back to San Francisco from Napa. Superb authentic 50's diner. Short wait for a table as it was very busy with locals, a good sign! We were not disappointed, food and service both great, our waitress kept us topped up with coffee and water. Mexican scrambled eggs with chorizo and beans, spot on. Highly... More 

Thank Kevdud
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We stopped at the take out on Sunday afternoon before catching a flight back to Albuquerque. The staff were friendly and fast and the sandwiches were great. Would definitely like to try some other items at the deli next time I come through

Thank BigMarkNM
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are great fans of their eggs which is made soft. The home fries are excellent and so are their fluffy pancakes and French toast. We drive an hour to eat at this restaurant and we'd do it many more times for the love of food. Strongly recommend.

Thank ChaKum
Salt Lake City
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Found this through TripAdvisor. It's a cute diner on one of her main streets of northwest Berkeley. Waitress was helpful answering questions about the food. We ordered the lox scramble and the Mexican scramble. They cook their eggs soft so if you're not into wet scrambled eggs let them know. Everything was tasty and service was good. The two dishes... More 

Thank cruiselover801
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stumbled onto the diner when visiting the local Apple store. It is located in a beautiful neighborhood of shops and restaurants. We happily took counter seats than wait 40 minutes (!) on a Monday morning. A quick review of the menu I asked the waitress her recommendation of the Buttermilk waffle or French toast. She said the Challah French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-644-3230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?