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“Worth the wait--relaxing, delicious, wonderful”

Bette's Oceanview Diner
Ranked #9 of 741 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Yes, we had to wait 50 minutes to be seated (so ran across the street to Peet's for a pre-breakfast latte) but it was WORTH IT. The place is small, 50s diner-esque with AMAZING food--don't miss the souffle pancakes with fruit; the home fried potatoes were the best I've had in years; a ginger currant scone was included as an option and I could have shamelessly downed five of them. The wait staff is friendly and informed, glad to welcome us, refill drinks and share opinions. We loved everything about our Saturday morning sojourn--and there is great shopping up and down 4th street for after breakfast strolling!

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Thank JenniKey
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Bette's Oceanview Diner in Berkeley has the best food in Berkeley. Worth the wait for a seat! Thier lemon-ricotta pancakes are to die for!

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My host insisted that we try out Bette's during our visit to Berkeley.The menu is attractive and the portions good.I ordered for a hearty California breakfast and it was indeed hearty!

You may have to wait at times as the place gets crowded.Luckily i was able to get a table quickly.Reach a bit early in the morning,savour the breakfast,soak up a lovely day.

Dont miss the pancakes.They sell pancake mixes too next door.

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Thank traveladict_del
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great menu, flavors and diner experience. There is always a line, but they take good care of you. If you go to their shop next door to the restaurant and buy a cup of coffee while you wait, then when you sit down for breakfast you do not have to buy another cup. A nice small touch that makes you feel like you are being well cared for.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

very fun if you don't have to stand in line for long. The treats are wonderful...get food to go if you would be happy to sit out on very crowded sidewalk.

Thank Holly K
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