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“No ocean view”

Bette's Oceanview Diner
Ranked #6 of 719 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I has been coming to this place for twenty some year, excellent breakfast, one of the best in the bay area, long wait and no oceanview.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Bette's was convenient to the location of a 10 am business meeting, so I picked it for breakfast after considering the options. One negative review mentioned "snarky" service, but it wasn't enough to put me off. The place was jammed when I arrived with not even a seat at the counter, but my name was taken and in a very few minutes I was comfortably seated and perusing the menu. After hearing about the special, a sort of skillet of sausage, potatoes, eggs, peppers and onions, I chose that, accompanied by a side of the house salsa, a scrumptious apricot scone and coffee just the way I like it, strong and black. Bette's is clearly a neighborhood institution and deserves the status. Check it out --- you will not be disappointed.

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1  Thank Lori H
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The daily specials, both breakfast and lunch, often incorporate seasonal fresh produce from the owner's family farm. The early bird definitely gets a booth. Regulars abound with many eating breakfast (available all day) here six days a week. Open daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years. It's amazing to me how they accommodate groups of visiting foreign students, businessmen conducting hiring interviews over breakfast, and families with children.

Their peak hours (8-10am and 12-2pm) especially on the weekends can be a bit hectic but the staffing is excellent, and the cooks deliver timely and delicious meals. Split a sandwich or an omelet and add a latte or a milkshake, and a breakfast or lunch for two can be a real treat here.

The neighborhood (Fourth Street) is trendy and busy during business hours so try this place before the meter maids get busy and you'll save a bit on parking as well.

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Thank rhowboat
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

small portions, indifferent service, and greasy potatoes at the restaurant side. parking can be difficult but not always if early. the takeout portion is excellent. recommend pistachio tart as well as granola. the people behind the counter give excellent service.

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1  Thank osojack
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Diner food in Berkeley is several notches above the average fare. Bette's is an icon, a genuine diner with small tables and a counter where you can watch your omelet cook. Just know that this is not your predictable greasy spoon. Fresh, locavore ingredients, interesting variations on the usual dishes. If you are there for lunch, try the meatloaf - not your mom's recipe.

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