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Bakesale Betty

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5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-985-1213
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Don't Leave Oakland Without a Visit to This Bakery Cafe

The service was fast and courteous; the food was exactly what I expected; and the crowd was pleasant. Don't miss this Oakland Temescal neighborhood gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tiz108
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Los Angeles, California
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San Leandro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two years ago I had the pleasure of grabbing a bite at Betty's. The sandwich consisted of a natural chicken breast combined w/ a pleasingly spicy & flavorful mixture of greens. It was a fine sandwich. That was coupled w/ some of the best (semi-frozen) lemonade I'd ever had. A few weeks ago I went back. Surprisingly there was no... More 

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Thank lifes2short2wait
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was fast and courteous; the food was exactly what I expected; and the crowd was pleasant. Don't miss this Oakland Temescal neighborhood gem.

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Thank Tiz108
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived a five minute walk from Bakesale Betty for nearly three years, but have only eaten here a few times. The people who run it are always super nice, but I've never quite understood the hype about the food (and also make sure to check the hours before going because they are atypical). The fried chicken sandwiches are good.... More 

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Thank austin f
California
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445 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

There is a line down the street with about 50 people in it. No one is complaining. The sun is shining hard on them but they all seem to have a smile on their faces in anticipation. So....we join the masses, taking the same stance and catch up with each other. It's our turn, rather we make the turn into... More 

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Thank pgrey
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Crispy, tender fried chicken breath smothered with a jalapeño pepper slaw on a hamburger-shaped bun. One thing to note: When first offered, there were two chicken breasts per sandwich. So value has gone down, but the sandwich is still wonderful. If you have room, get the homemade strawberry shortcake (yummy).

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Thank garys66666
Oakland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's difficult to give this four stars when you get around to parking, walking to BB's, and finding they are out of chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or even the overrated chicken sandwiches. Actually, I would think the sandwiches were fine if they would give fair WARNING about the slaw they use: it is a CILANTRO FEST. The other people I... More 

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Thank Hermesgal
Livermore, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Why are these people standing in a line which seem to go forever???? Because it's worth every bite!! KISS "keep it simple stupid" they have mastered the fried chicken sandwich and if you are lucky enough to have eaten one you'll understand the line! The strawberry shortcake is a hidden gem waiting to bling up the taste buds.....so if it's... More 

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Thank mike k
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The menu is tiny, but focused on what they do best: crispy chicken sandwich. It comes with slaw which I recommend: they use a vinegar base and include finely diced jalapeños. Spicy, but not too much. They also offer a fried tofu version and my veggie daughter loved it. Baked goods are always good but availability really varies - go... More 

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Thank L C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

First of all, fried chicken sandwiches. Tender, crunchy, spicy, served on delicious buns and coleslaw. Secondly, friendly, efficient service. Thirdly, the sidewalk tables are old metal ironing boards, which is adorable. And lastly, fried chicken sandwiches!!!

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Thank Susie H
Oakland, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious pies and great fried chicken sandwiches! There is often a long line and it is absolutely with the wait!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-985-1213

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Pub
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?