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“Waffles & Chicken”

Brown Sugar Kitchen
Ranked #10 of 1,297 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Brown Sugar Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch. We have a Zagat score of 26, which is the highest score for a soul food restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

My favorite place for waffles and chicken. Waffles are so light!! If you look at what everyone order, its the chicken and waffles

Thank Arthur T
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Even on a weekday midmorning, there was a bit of a wait, but well worth it. One walks in to spy a bakery case full of tempting delights. The tables are close together so you'll want to keep confidential conversation elsewhere. The kitchen is open and the coffee a rich signature blend. I had my first chicken and waffles -two pieces alongside a thick round waffle, all pleasantly crispy outside and tender within, served with a small pitcher of tangy apple cider syrup to pour where you wish. You can find free parking on the street around here, patrolled by a couple of security guards. So if you're put off by the grit of industrial west Oakland, you can set your fears aside and dig in to some southern comfort here.

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Thank ANNAMARGARET B
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

because the food is delicious and includes a pretty good variety (but not overwhelming). Service was attentive and very nice.

Thank BarryandJackie
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went at 10:00am on a Sunday morning and had an hour and a half + wait. The place is small, cozy, and worth it once. If the weather is nice, as it was this October morning, a walk along the boulevard is just the thing to do while you wait. Others enjoyed coffee on the benches outside. The breakfast menu is limited to an egg, a chicken and waffle, and a grits choice, but with potato and sausage and bacon and even shrimp combinations. With four guests, we decided to try it all. We began with fresh juice, coffee, and shared Beignets Three good sized pastries lightly dusted with flour and accompanied by the homemade jam on the table set the tone! We ordered the grits and bacon which was the perfect combination of smooth, chewy and salty. The two orders of perfectly seasoned chicken (hefty portion, good quality meat) matched the interestingly light and crisp waffle. Personally I wanted a larger waffle as it was so light it melted in my mouth! The watery tart unique syrup they brought was not the sweet taste we craved, so we asked for real syrup. The two buck up charge was sort of petty after the long wait, but other prices were Bay Area reasonable for a speciality place. Lastly, the egg dish was so savory, served with spicy potatoes and thick, yet light, toast. We did not feel hurried, though there was a crowd outside, but coffee was not replenished readily without asking. Overall, we are glad we tried it and rate it excellent... But won't come back as there are tons of great places in the east bay with not so long of a wait. Maybe they need to expand! What they have brought to the area, using local ingredients, good food at good prices, is awesome! Oh, and get a few of the desserts to go! The pastry chef makes some killer selections!

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Thank Jodie D
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The waffles at Brown Sugar are nothing short of amazing. Light as a snowflake but still crisp. The apple cider syrup is perfect too because it is not too sweet and has a slight appley tartness that really goes well with the fried chicken. The perfect beverage for this meal is North Coast Brewery's Thelonius Monk Belgian Ale on tap. Always worth the wait!

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Thank PPP68
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