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“Unique Diner with Great Food and Service”
Review of Lakeshore Cafe

Lakeshore Cafe
Ranked #241 of 1,278 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Lafayette, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Unique Diner with Great Food and Service”
Reviewed November 8, 2009

Just a great little diner for breakfast and lunch. Nice and clean, and pleasant place for dining. Decorated nicely with murals of Lake Merritt on the walls, and many artistic paintings and photos of the area. They have a cute outdoor patio seating area in the back.

Breakfast items are eggs, pancakes and waffles. I have had both, and enjoyed my meal immensely. Nice proportions and I have had excellent service on all my visits.

For lunch, I have had the bbq hamburger, and a nice chicken cesar salad. Prices are reasonable, and you most likely will have to take some food home in a doggie bag due to the large portions.

I have been back over 20 times to this nice place with quality food.

A great place for eats. Highly recommended.

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English first
Dwight, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Favorite place for breakfast”
Reviewed June 30, 2008

A visit to Oakland would not be complete for me without a trip to the Lakeshore Cafe for breakfast. I always get the same thing, Joe's Special.....for those who don't know, it's scrambled eggs mixed with hamburger, spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic. They serve it with wonderful fried potatoes, mine with sour cream of course, toast and fruit. It's the perfect breakfast, and this is my favorite breakfast spot in Oakland, with Mama's a close second.

There's usually not a long wait, even on the weekends and that's a big plus if you're in a hurry. It's in a nice neighborhood in Oakland too, lots of shops and activity and the price is right!

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“It's pretty good but kind of pricey and crowded. I prefer Lynn and Lu's Escapade Cafe.”
Reviewed June 12, 2008

It's pretty good but kind of pricey and crowded. I prefer Lynn and Lu's Escapade Cafe.

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“good place for lunch and...”
Reviewed May 19, 2008

good place for lunch and breakfast if you want a simple American style breakfast.

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“Try the Sonoma Chicken Sandwich. I also like the Spinach, Turkey Sausage & Jack Cheese Omelet”
Reviewed May 7, 2008

Try the Sonoma Chicken Sandwich. I also like the Spinach, Turkey Sausage & Jack Cheese Omelet

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