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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
+1 510-644-3230
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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La Quinta, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly the wait wasn't that bad (20 min). The waitress was gloomy and acted as if our presence was bothering her. We ordered beverages and my husband was brought his promptly but she forgot about mine. After trying to get her attention for about 10 min she did bring me my drink although she seemed irritated that I should dare... More 

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The problem with good reliable fare is every one wants it. Don't be rushed or you won't enjoy your self.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bette's is a Berkeley institution for breakfast. When in season always order the blueberry pancakes. They are the best.

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Thank cary263
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really busy little establishment ! We had a really good breakfast, potato pancakes and delicious French toast. It noisy there , as it is very small. And be prepared to wait... 45 minutes on a Friday. But it is well worth it !

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Thank Muadib84
Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on reviews we selected Bettie's. We had to wait 20 minutes to get a table but reviews had warned us and we went shopping for 15 minutes. Upon our return we were seated. The receptionist was very nice as was the waitress. The food was superb! I had a waffle and my son had the pancakes and we both... More 

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Thank CaliforniaDreaming07
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Cannot praise Bette's enough - great menu, clean, and enjoyable ambiance. Only downside is that it is crowded (always a line of people waiting to get in) so you may have to wait for a seat or booth or table but it is worth the wait!.

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Thank 33connieh
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a small restaurant in the style of a 1950's diner complete with juke box. There is a small counter and about 12 tables. Serves breakfast and lunch. It can get crowded, especially on weekends because it is popular both with visitors and locals. As a "local" I eat here often and can recommend most of their breakfasts. Many... More 

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Thank paullitsky
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We've been going here for decades. the food is that good. open early, breakfast all day. The souffle is worth the wait. Ask what the seasonal special is. Winter is often cranberry or pear. both fab. We fall back on the banana when we aren't int he mood for the special. We usually order one souffle for the table and... More 

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Thank sarahlala0514
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This bustling diner specializes in all genres of breakfast, any way you want it, any time you get there. This popular 4th Street Berkeley favorite is crowded, noisy and wonderful, bursting with neighborhood energy and good food. In most weather, you can also eat at a table on the sidewalk, reading your newspaper or enjoying your coffee-and as the world... More 

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Thank Helen S
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We visited for breakfast and the food was excellent! We were sitted outdoors (because we didn't want to wait for 15 minutes) and they constantly refilled our coffee, keeping it warm. Really good service and food. Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?