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Reviewed August 3, 2020

In the area on a Sunday afternoon. This restaurant was within walking distance of my hotel. It was takeout only, with service from the door. (During Covid) The line was short but constant. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, fries and a soda. The food...came up rather quickly. The sandwich was golden brown, as were the fries. Neither were greasy, both were good. It appeared to be favorite among locals, as at the time I was the only one there from out of town.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

That’s the only word I can use in mixed company. Seldom have I been led astray by my fellow TA reviewers but the 4 rating is not deserved for this venue. When we arrived I was shocked by the appearance but I’ve been to great...holes in the wall. Unfortunately, this was more like a pit. Dirt was everywhere and the ladies in our group refused to use the restroom which you had to access by going outside. My advice...go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

2 people ordered a Healthy Breakfast Wrap with avocado as an extra, and, a Basic Breakfast, both with coffee. Portions were quite substantial. It was busy on a Sunday morning at 11:30 with some customers requesting take-out and others choosing to dine in. All seats...were full when we arrived. The staff were unfazed and the traffic flow was quite organized. Breakfast quality was very good. Cafe decor can be described as simple.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a busy breakfast spot. They fulfill phone orders, offer take out. There is seating at both tables and a small counter with wooden stools. The food was fresh and excellent. There were so many menu choices it was hard to choose. I settled...on a sausage and cheese omelette that came with hash browns and toast. I had fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee also. I will definitely be back. They open at 6:00am on weekdays and 8:00am on the weekends.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I was staying nearby at the Courtyard which had a Starbucks, that wouldn't open till 6:30 am on the dot! I put up with that until the last day and decided to take my chances finding a place on the way to Albany. I ran...into this place quite by accident, and quite frankly was hesitant to go in (since the outer shell is a little rundown) Once inside thought the place was clean and orderly. And had freshly baked goods displayed. I took my chance on a Ham, Spinach, Potato & Jack Cheese Wrap that was delicious! It actually made two meals, I ate the first half on the way to the client and the other half on the way to SFO! It was even better after it had cured a bit. If I go back I'll definitely be stopping back here.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Not really what we expected - the $5 breakfast sandwich came on standard english muffin with no sides, garnished or anything special about it - it was decent tasting. The $4 bakery muffins were very hard on the outside though insides were ok. Just thought...it would be better than it was. No bathrooms in the restaurant - had to go to garage next door which was odd with kids. Staff was nice.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

A great little breakfast joint . They serve the reliable bacon ,eggs , hash browns as well as bakery items as well. The coffee is good and it looks like the serve all day . I look forward to coming back

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

I only stopped here because the 24 hour Denny's was closed. It is a small place with excellent cooked to order breakfast and bake goods. The coffee was also very good and you typically have three choices. The price is not cheap, but it is...consistent with left coast competition. Great friendly service.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

My wife and I had breakfast at Emery Bay Cafe on two consecutive weekday mornings in September. The croissants and cinnamon rolls were huge and delicious. We also had an omelet one day and scrambled eggs the other day. The staff were very friendly. You...order at the counter and they bring it to your table. There's plenty of parking and seating, at least when we came at ~ 10 AM on a weekday.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Ordered steak sandwich with fries while mom got breakfast. Food was plentiful and delicious. Had to take some to go. Orders completed in minutes. Soda is by the can.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

So don't expect to much from this place, nothing fancy at all, but the food is OK and medium priced. I think the place is more like a truck stop then anything else. You will learn that once you have to go to the bathroom...which is located outside, it's like a horror movie. But for a quick and ordinary lunch the place is perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

I've been going to the Emery Bay Cafe for over 15 years specifically for breakfast because it's good, it's reasonably priced and I know exactly the quality. There's nothing fancy; just plain old everyday good food. My favorite is their Denver Omelettes which I think...is above average, and I don't feel like I have 5 pounds of butter sitting in my belly afterwards. They'll also crisp up your hash browns to a golden brown on request. Let's say their best quality is that they serve foods consistently the same - kinda like McDonalds but much better.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

We avoided the hotel breakfast menu and went outside. We found the local breakfast hole at Emery Bay Cafe. They had a good selection of breakfast to choose from at great prices. We were very glad we stopped in.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Not a bad place, but nothing special. We waited quite a while to be seated in the empty outside area but once we were seated the service was fine.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had breakfast at the Emery Bay Cafe on the way to the Amtrak station leaving Emeryville (closest station to San Francisco). Small local eatery, my favorite kind of place. I ordered eggs Benedict, not really expecting too much. The dish was delicious. I believe the...hollandaise sauce was made there and not from a bottle, it was excellent. The coffee was fresh ground and also very good. They open at 6:00 am and will be my goto breakfast place in Emeryville from now on.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5