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Early Sunday Breakfast in East Bay?

I have a friend coming in from NY and need an early breakfast place for Sunday. We both like Bettes and Rick and Ann, but would like to try somewhere else that you can get breakfast at 8 AM. Any suggestions? Geography range from Lafayette on the east; Richmond south to Oakland.

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  1. Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland is open at 8:00 on Sunday. You'd probably avoid the lines at that hour. Sunny Side Cafe in Albany (or the new location in Berkeley) opens at 8:30, if you can wait an extra half hour.

    Anyone know if Aunt Mary's Cafe (Oakland) is serving breakfast that early? Website seems to indicate it's open at 8:00 Tuesday through Sunday, but that the weekend brunch specials are only available after 10:00.

    Cafe M (around the corner from Bette's) isn't bad and is open at 8:00.

    My pick among those would be Sunny Side, but again, it doesn't open until 8:30.

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    Sunny Side Cafe
    1499 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

    Brown Sugar Kitchen
    2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607

    Cafe M
    1799 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    Aunt Mary's Cafe
    4307 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

      1. re: Glencora

        +1 on Homemade. Matzo Juarez, Florentine, Homefry Heaven, blueberry pancakes. Old skool done right. Comfy laid-back vibe w/ nice diverse clientele.

        1. re: Glencora

          +1 on Homemade Cafe - love the Mexican eggs with a side of guacamole.

        2. Mama Royal's on Broadway in Oakland opens at 8:00 on weekends.
          The Egg Shop in Montclair Village opens at 8:00 also.

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          1. re: Janet

            Thanks everyone - I love Brown Sugar and haven't tired Homemade Cafe or Mama Royal's. Will keep you posted where we end up.

          2. Cafe Gratitude has delicious brunch and I think they only open at 10 on Sunday; the location inside the Whole Foods at 27th/Harrison opens at 9, though

            1. 900 Grayson in Berkeley. Great cheese grits and fried chicken & waffles. They're definitely open for breakfast by 8, not sure about Sundays.

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              900 Grayson
              900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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