We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Venus Restaurant

Order Online

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact


Chopped bacon +1.50
Avocado +1.50
Warm Poached Egg
Salad 2 poached eggs, wild mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions and goat cheese on mixed greens, served with toasted ciabatta and tapenade
Chicken Sausage Scramble
Eggs scrambled with chicken sausage, mozzarella, roasted red bells, caramelized onions and fresh basil served with homefries with sour cream and toast, biscuit, morning glory muffin or corn tortillas
Country Breakfast
2 eggs (any style), homemade biscuit, and homefries with sour cream
2 Nantucket flapjacks or French toast with pure maple syrup, 2 eggs (any style) and 2 of your choice of homemade pork sausage patties, applewood bacon, chicken sausage links or soy sausage
Harajuku Tofu Scramble (Vegan)
Marinated tofu, wild mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, snap peas and spinach, in a soy-ginger sauce served with homefries and wheat or sourdough toast
Venus Benedict
Our homemade English muffin topped with 2 poached eggs, sliced tomatoes, spinach and hollandaise sauce, served with homefries with sour cream
Butternut Squash Scramble
Eggs scrambled with roasted butternut squash, shallot, kale, cauliflower and gruyere served with mixed green salad and toast, biscuit, morning glory muffin or corn tortillas
Homefries and wheat
Sourdough toast
The Two-Egg Sandwich
2 over medium eggs with cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions on toasted wheat or sourdough
Classic Biscuits and Gravy
2 over easy eggs on a homemade biscuit topped with creamy pork sausage gravy, served with green salad
With homefries with sour cream and toast, biscuit, morning glory muffin or corn tortillas
Morning glory muffin
Corn tortillas
Applewood bacon, vermont cheddar, chipotle crema, avocado, tomatoes and scallions
Morning glory muffin
Corn tortillas
Broccolini, zucchini, spinach, grilled onion, mushrooms and laura chenel goat cheese
Morning glory muffin
Corn tortillas
Ham, gruyere, spinach, tomatoes, green bells and scallions
Morning glory muffin
Corn tortillas
Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, chipotle crema, avocado and spicy homemade salsa
Luxury Flapjacks
With valrhona dark chocolate and fresh raspberries
Mixed berries +3.50
Challah French Toast
Blueberry +1.00
Banana +1.00
Nantucket Flapjacks
Cashew-Almond-Poppy Brittle
Over yogurt with kiwi, papaya and berries
Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes
With lemon curd and fresh blackberry syrup
Blueberry +1.00
Banana +1.00
Gluten-Free Pancakes
Reviews (178)
Filter reviews
170 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch lemon curd pancakes home fries potatoes french toast risotto morning glory muffin all enjoyed our meals breakfast spot shattuck ave minute wait flapjack benedict 2x2x2 servers latte
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 170 reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

yummy lunch here. Split the check w 2 credit cards. Coordinating the tip at 20%, I saw that my friend tipped $7 and I tipped $3.50. Huh? SHE followed the suggested 20% tip on the receipt...but I had figured it in my head. The split...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kawh
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast there this morning and was SO FRUSTRATED by the experience. Here is what I wanted to say on my way out: 1. Look like you care about the people who want to spend money and time in your restaurant. From the man who...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kbs2001
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We had a weekend in San Francisco area and happened up this spot for a cozy breakfast with excellent cappuccinos, tasty egg-based breakfasts with delicious fresh biscuits and friendly waitstaff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 986teris
Reviewed September 26, 2018

My wife liked her ricotta-lemon pancakes which she described as good, but not fantastic. My scrambled eggs with apple sausage was OK, but I could have done without the potatoes. Actually, the best part of my breakfast was the muffin which was quite tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank markmd
Reviewed September 16, 2018

A small and friendly cafe recently opened on Solano Ave. (It's a sister cafe to the one on Shattuck Ave.) We enjoyed breakfast -- got there early and beat the crowd. Breakfast choices mostly consist of omelettes and pancakes. Lunch items are also available. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ginag1414
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We ate breakfast twice here -on the 16th and 18th. Truly heavenly. No wonder there are always people outside lining up to get in. The eggs benedict particularly is heavenly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank prasan68
Reviewed August 15, 2018

When I first moved to Berkeley, my boss suggested Venus immediately when I asked for his good recommendations for a date night. It did not disappoint! They have integrity, good service and fine food.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Vishishtaom
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Benedict eggs are very tasty and well-cooked. But potatoes are a little bit over-cooked (or just doesn’t suit my taste). But okay! Will go there again!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RosalindG73
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We were looking for a breakfast place in Berkeley and ended up at Venus. Menu had all the typical breakfast food and they have an espresso machine so we were able to get lattes with our meal. Highly recommend if you are looking for a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Although there may be a short queue, it is well worth the wait. The gentleman who seats you is warm and welcoming. Our waiter was absolutely charming and even engaging and interesting. The menu is diverse and interesting. Our food did not disappoint. I am...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank alpalpoo94
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
1,571 reviews
.12 miles away
Downtown Berkeley Inn
132 reviews
.16 miles away
Berkeley City Club
305 reviews
.26 miles away
Nash Hotel
86 reviews
.38 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 809 nearby restaurants
La Note
352 reviews
.06 miles away
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen
329 reviews
.08 miles away
Great China
55 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 156 nearby attractions
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
125 reviews
.30 miles away
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
48 reviews
.26 miles away
Berkeley Visitor Information Center
25 reviews
.28 miles away
Zellerbach Hall
9 reviews
.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Venus Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing