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Sam's Log Cabin on San Pablo breakfast Anybody been?

How does it compare to Bette's or other breakfast spots in Berkeley/Albany?
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  1. I went to the Log Csbin about a year ago and it's very good. Haven't been to Bette's, so I can't compare.

    Only other place I've been or like in the area is Sunnyside. Which other spots are you referring to?

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    1. re: kc72

      Ric and Ann's, fatapples, homemade cafe, royal cafe etc

      1. re: sensi63

        ah.. have only been to R&A's for dinner. Don't care for FatApples too much. And every time I've been by Royal Cafe it never seemed to be open.

    2. I tried to go to the Log Cabin once but they only take cash. The homemade fish sticks are supposed to be good. I'll have to try it sometime when I have $

      1. It's okay. Cute little loggy place with traditional breakfast food. Not as innovative (or clean, at least in the patio) as Ric & Ann's or Bette's or even Jimmy Bean's, but it does the job.

        1. I like the cornmeal pancakes at Sam's a lot.

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          1. re: Nina

            The cornmeal pancakes are delicious. One or two times the bacon was made too many hours before breakfast--had that kind of cold congealed cardboardy look & feel.

          2. On my personal list ... 13 out of 20.

            It was fine. I wasn't wowed by the fish sticks.

            Everything on my list thru McDonald's I would not hesitate to recommend or go back to.

            Giving a little thought to the local joints (in the area you defined ... Hidden City lies outside of those parameters ... this is my own rating. I didn't count places with limited breakfast only like just poached eggs... for example, Cafe Fanny or Gorilla.

            McDonald's does have one full breakfast and it is just in there for reference on how much I really dislike Jimmy Bean's. Solano Grill I don't have the same loathing for, but it was only ok and unlikely that I'd go back.

            Not sure if this helps you ... I like FatApples ... especially the Dutch Baby pancakes.

            Putting a list together like this ... brrr ... it's sort of cold-hearted. I like alot of these places ... just some more than others.

            1. Bette’s Oceanview Diner

            But I always just order the soufflé pancake so there you go

            2. Sunny Side Café
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            3. Kensington Bistro
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            4. 900 Grayson
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            5. FATAPPLE'S
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            6. Montero’s Café
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            7. Sconehenge Bakery & Café
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            8, T Rex
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            9. Inn Kensington
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            10. Jodie’s
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            11, Gilman Grill
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            12. Berkeley - Tomate Café
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            13. Sam's Log Cabin
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            14. Royal Café & Bakery
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            15, Nation’s
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            16, Meal Ticekt
            Can’t find the post. Just didn’t like it all that much

            17, Mcdonald’s

            18, Solano Grill
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            19, Jimmy Bean’s
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            1. re: rworange

              rw The Gilman Grill link/post is wrong.

              1. re: sydthekyd

                Thanks, thought I checked them all. Here's the correct Gilman link.

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...