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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

My wife and I eat at Homemade at least once a week, and have done so for a few decades. It's a good place to bring a friend or two, with something for everyone on the menu. Basic diner food with Berkeley roots. My wife...loves their hollandaise sauce, which is available on weekends and occasionally on Mondays. If you are a meat eater, check out the Breakfast Burger, which combines three kinds of meat into a tasty treat. There are also seasonal specials (if the chili is on the menu, get it).More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Family went here on Saturday for brunch for some and lunch for others and it was wonderful food for all. Egg dishes for two, bagels and salmon for the others. The place was busy but no lines when we arrived. Seated immediately and then the...wait staff provided water and coffees as needed. It is a nice touch that you can refill your own coffee. One of our group had a beer which the server came over to inform us was warm and would he like a different one, which he did. There was a bit of a lag between ordering, beverages arriving, and food but the staff was working along and it was not worthy of being upset, just a busy kitchen coping with the flow. The portions are more then plenty and the food was delicious. Since it is close for us to go to, they will see us again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Breakfast at Homestyle Cafe is always a treat. This morning I had a grilled cheese sandwich loaded with vegetables and an egg with black beans and home fries on the side. The meal was delicious and filling. It was crowded this morning, so we had...to wait for a table, but the meal was worth the wait.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Met up with a friend for brunch at this great little cafe. The menu had plenty of options (we are vegetarians) and the portions were generous. Really gave you the feel of being in your hometown; the vibe was laid-back. Staff were very friendly and...courteous, food came out quickly and hot, bottomless coffee was very good! We enjoyed it so much that we took our son there the next day as well! The decor was really cute - they used cups, saucers, teapots, coffee pots, cutlery, etc for lighting and decorations. Very cute indeed. Will definitely stop in on our next visit to Berkeley.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Homemade Cafe is a great place to go if you are looking for all the classic breakfast foods. Nice people and tasty items. There is also an amazing laundry place next door that will do all your laundry for as little as $12 so splurge...and drop it off while you enjoy some coffee :)More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The BEST pancakes? Sorry but no. Average maybe, like a so so box mix...and they forgot the syrup. This place used to be a lot better. What happened? Couldn’t get our order right, the hash browns were undercooked. Service was disjointed and it wasn’t like...we showed up at a busy time. No one asked how we were liking our meal or thanked us for coming by or offered a coffee refill although I could see that happening with other customers. And a mandatory tip for 4 adults and a toddler because we constituted a group of “5 or more?” Perhaps management forgot that it’s all about every part of every order every day that makes or breaks a place. A lot of competition out there so I doubt I’ll be back for a while.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

yummy breakfast pleased the vegan daughter with tofu scramble & black beans i enjoyed eggs & home fries & chicken apple sausage lox & scrambled eggs also yummy

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This lovely neighborhood cafe isn't anything out of this world or serving something to cause amateur food photographers to flock en masse. But it is real good, consistently. The food is served hot and fresh every time without issue, the staff efficient and friendly. My...favorite part is that they do even the simplest things very well. Something as easy to rush or overlook as a piece of crumb cake is served from a warming drawer with a buttery crumb topping and not even a hint of dryness. You'll have a good meal here each and every time you visit, and if that doesn't make for a good restaurant I don't know what does.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my family's favorite places to eat when visiting Berkeley. I would suggest the fluffy pancakes. They are the best. The home fries are simply divine. My husband loves the corned beef hash with poached eggs. The Mexican egg scramble is also...good. This place is not fancy but has great food.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Friendly staff and excellent food mediocre service. This place is very kid friendly. I loved all those little signage they have welcoming all kind of people irrespective of origin and color. I May go back to this place during my next Berkeley visit. I'm not...Very happy with their refill policy, guests must refill your own coffee and water cup. Food is good and price is at upper medium range.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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