Any EBay Brkfst Places I Haven't Been To 500 Times?
- oakjoan Dec 1, 2008 09:48 PM
I'm going out to breakfast with a friend tomorrow morning and am wondering if there's anything new or anything I've missed over the years.
We've recently been to Brown Sugar Kitchen, La Note, 817, Mamas, and Gillman Grill (or whatever it's called).
Anything new or interesting?
Aunt Mary's Cafe near Bakesale Betty's which some say is better than Brown Sugar Kitchen
Miss Pearl's Jam House in Jack London Sqaure
The Terrace Room at the Lake Merrit Hotel
Horseshoe (doesn't open till 10 am)
Not new, but Oliveto Cafe
Places link for the oakland restaurants here with websites.
Ferratt's in Albany
In Berkeley have you been to 900 Grayson yet?
Not new, but Chester's Bayview Cafe (near cheeseboard), Tomate Cafe, Fat Apples ... I like Fat Apples, good Dutch pancakes ... egg breakfasts have the option of a pastry instead of toast ... Cafe M ... are they still in business (on Fourth Street), Monte Cristo (I liked the breakfast at Montero's, same owners), Rick and Ann's.
In Albany if you've never been Jodie's, Sunnyside Cafe.
Personally, I'd like to try Aunt Mary's or Miss Pearl's.
My clam chowder makes me a bit curious about what breakfast is like at Bistro 1491, but I'd still try the other two first.
Cafe M is indeed still in business, and its quickly becoming my husband and my favorite local breakfast spot. So far (we've been there 2-3 times in the past month or so), the food's been as good/better than Bette's (our old stand-by), and there is rarely a wait. The staff is nice and attentive, and the atmosphere is much less claustrophobic than Bette's
Sunnyside Cafe is also another one of our new favorites, and its rarely crowded when we've gone (9-10am, weekends).
hello, Aunt Mary's Cafe, on Telegraph nr. 43rd right in the Temescal strip. The eggs in the fritatta we had were perfectly cooked, ingredients were very fresh, the place's ambience is airy and pleasant, the organic coffee full bodied, smooth. A normal full breakfast plus drinks could exceed $15/p.p., what I'd expect in the up-scale, newer places in that district.
We went to Aunt Mary's Cafe with high expectations based on reviews on this board and an earlier walk through investigation, but I must say the food failed to deliver for the most part. The freshly baked scone was excellent, and the only great thing about the meal. Calas (rice fritters) tasted oddly fishy (they were sweet fritters), and the eggnog french toast was scorched and overall kinda blah. My root vegetable hash has a good showing of diverse root vegetables, not too heavy on potato, but the flavor was bland and buttery. It's obvious that the food is high quality, and the service great, but Aunt Mary's Cafe stumbles on taste, which might be caused by overreaching with the menu. As a baseline, I'm using Venus, which, IMO, serves delicious breakfasts.
The Fifth Wheel is a warm spot on my heart for pork chop with eggs and rice. It may be too down home for your list - not quite the greasy spoon truck stop - you'll breakfast on simple fare with commuters, locals, and some truckers, too (since 1946 so it's not new)
898 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
898 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577
Oh, I didn't know the name had changed, although I know I was there after it was sold. It was a really delicious brunch, and I see it starts at 8, so you could call it breakfast. There is also a little tiny kids play area, which kept my daughter occupied after she was done eating.