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Mama's Royal Cafe

4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
+1 510-547-7600
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“wooden booths” (2 reviews)
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4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I have gone to this place for 20+ years, and today was my last. To begin with, they would not seat me before they saw my wife who was feeding the meter. It took forever to get our order and hostess slammed down our coffee....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

They just reopened and apparently a bit too soon. Party of 2 went on a Wednesday morning just before 9:00 am, and left at 9:50 with no food having been served. Coffee was good (and they comped it), server was apologetic...end of story.

Thank JRSTravel
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I am a former, long-time Oakland-area resident, now living elsewhere. The Royal Cafe serves the best omelets, benedicts, potatoes, sides, and other breakfast/brunch delights, plus a terrific cup of strong coffee. I've lived in various places in the US, and I have never found a...More

Thank ExileinPhilly
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for almost 20 years. I have a lot of affection for this place, but today, they just weren't tuned in. The food is still good, but the restaurant is not clean (it never has been, actually) and the staff walk around...More

Thank StDenisGirl
Reviewed February 13, 2017

and get there early, this place fills up on weekends especially. copious amounts of cheese and lot's of vegetarian options

Thank bryan m
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Mama's since the '80s. Need I say more? Uniquely Oakland with good food, friendly staff (mostly) ands long waits on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank VolvanaWhite
Reviewed September 4, 2016

The breakfast at Mama's is very good, with a nice variety and an option for every palette and mood. The portions are of a good size and the food of good quality. The staff are friendly and attentive and frequently check to ensure that you...More

Thank QSM42
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My sister brought us here for brunch, cute little place with relatively quickly turnaround and packed on a Sunday morning. We arrived around 9:30a and ended up waiting about 20min. Service was friendly and the setting is diner style with wooden booths, tables and a...More

Thank H777
Reviewed March 16, 2016

The food at Mama's Royal Cafe is good. Not outstanding or lackluster, just good. I ordered the oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts and banana with a side of bacon. My friend ordered the biscuits and gravy. Both were filling and homey, served by a cheerful waitress...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed December 11, 2015

I honestly can't say enough good things about this place!!! The food is delicious and always prepared perfectly. Honestly, most breakfast places these days seem to undercook my eggs, but Mama's always gets it PERFECT. The coffee is excellent. The staff are incredibly friendly. They...More

Thank Keelia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-7600
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