Bette's Oceanview Diner

★★★★☆
  • 1807 4th St

    Berkeley, CA 94710

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  • 510-644-3230

About Bette's Oceanview Diner

Hours
Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm Sat - Sun: 6:30am - 4:00pm

Food

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I have read some weird reviews about this place!
This is the best breakfast diner anywhere! I drive 30 miles several times a year to eat there. Their Lemon Ricotta pancakes are superb, & sausages top-of-the line! The wait staff is FAST &

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★★★★★

I have read some weird reviews about this place!
This is the best breakfast diner anywhere! I drive 30 miles several times a year to eat there. Their Lemon Ricotta pancakes are superb, & sausages top-of-the line! The wait staff is FAST &

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If you want to experience the delicious food at Bette's, get there very early in the morning. When they first open is about the only way to get seated without waiting more than an hour. The wait is a testimony to their good food and decent service. Just be prepared!

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★★★★☆

If you want to experience the delicious food at Bette's, get there very early in the morning. When they first open is about the only way to get seated without waiting more than an hour. The wait is a testimony to their good food and decent service. Just be prepared!

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this place is SMALL and PACKED, but for good reason. Breakfast is really good, like a home cooked meal quality - not ihop kitchen quality [even though i still like ihop]. very casual in contrast to the rest of 4th street.

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★★★★☆

this place is SMALL and PACKED, but for good reason. Breakfast is really good, like a home cooked meal quality - not ihop kitchen quality [even though i still like ihop]. very casual in contrast to the rest of 4th street.

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Ola! Well on a whim I decided to try this place out. It was Saturday morn and it was busy. But I got lucky and was able to park IFO ( in front of) the place. There was list and a wait of 45 minutes. A couple said they were told 45 mins. too,but waited 20. So we sat in our car and waited. It was a balmy 70, clear skies a bit of wind but a beautiful day. A lot of people decided to not wait. I got impatient at 40 minutes went to ask and they gave me a table on the sidewalk. So I am a happy troop-per. The waiter was very fast nice and reeled off the specials. But I decided against them and my wifey , Andreia, stayed with her mundane pic, LOL.

I read the menu and was curious about their 3 egg omelet with country potatoes .sour cream and scones. Wifey had short stack and scrambled eggs ,hard cook.
2.25 for one egg 2.75 for two eggs I told her go for the two.
short stack 4.95

My breakfast was 7 or 8.95 ham and cheese omelet .
Well whoop my bunda and put me out to dry. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BREAKFAST I have ever. OUTSTANDING.
It is cooked ,per the menu ,in a french style. The eggs were creamy to the mouth and cheese was great. Ham was fine not too overwhelming.

I always pepper and hot pepper my egg. This time very little. and only a dash of salt. out of habit I think.
So I will be back for dinner and lunch. It is worth the wait and I am a impatient person

2
★★★★☆

Ola! Well on a whim I decided to try this place out. It was Saturday morn and it was busy. But I got lucky and was able to park IFO ( in front of) the place. There was list and a wait of 45 minutes. A couple said they were told 45 mins. too,but waited 20. So we sat in our car and waited. It was a balmy 70, clear skies a bit of wind but a beautiful day. A lot of people decided to not wait. I got impatient at 40 minutes went to ask and they gave me a table on the sidewalk. So I am a happy troop-per. The waiter was very fast nice and reeled off the specials. But I decided against them and my wifey , Andreia, stayed with her mundane pic, LOL.

I read the menu and was curious about their 3 egg omelet with country potatoes .sour cream and scones. Wifey had short stack and scrambled eggs ,hard cook.
2.25 for one egg 2.75 for two eggs I told her go for the two.
short stack 4.95

My breakfast was 7 or 8.95 ham and cheese omelet .
Well whoop my bunda and put me out to dry. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BREAKFAST I have ever. OUTSTANDING.
It is cooked ,per the menu ,in a french style. The eggs were creamy to the mouth and cheese was great. Ham was fine not too overwhelming.

I always pepper and hot pepper my egg. This time very little. and only a dash of salt. out of habit I think.
So I will be back for dinner and lunch. It is worth the wait and I am a impatient person

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: too popular

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This is the next-door to-go mini- version of Bette's Diner... The lines are so long and it is so frustrating to get your stuff quickly. They don't have everything offered next door, but they do have some pastries that are not offered at the original.

3
★★★☆☆

This is the next-door to-go mini- version of Bette's Diner... The lines are so long and it is so frustrating to get your stuff quickly. They don't have everything offered next door, but they do have some pastries that are not offered at the original.

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I have to say Bette's makes the best pancakes in town. I had the banana sour cream pancake and it was screaming good. I went there with my 9 months old little boy and he was ready to stick his hands in the plate. Overall, the wait was a little long. But the pancake really made my day. :)

2
★★★★☆

I have to say Bette's makes the best pancakes in town. I had the banana sour cream pancake and it was screaming good. I went there with my 9 months old little boy and he was ready to stick his hands in the plate. Overall, the wait was a little long. But the pancake really made my day. :)

Pros: pancakes, pancakes, pancakes

Cons: long wait

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Fantastic pancakes, lox scrambles are wonderful, and the specials of the day are not to be missed. This is really great breakfast food with that informal feel of a diner but really top notch food and service.

5
★★★★★

Fantastic pancakes, lox scrambles are wonderful, and the specials of the day are not to be missed. This is really great breakfast food with that informal feel of a diner but really top notch food and service.

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Bette's has fantastic Breakfasts. The Lox and Eggs are fantastic. The portions are a little small and the prices are a little high, but the quality makes up for the negatives. The long lines exist because so many people agree that the food is wonderful. I dislike going to the snooty, corporate 4th Street area, but I'll venture there any morning for Bette's breakfast.

2
★★★★☆

Bette's has fantastic Breakfasts. The Lox and Eggs are fantastic. The portions are a little small and the prices are a little high, but the quality makes up for the negatives. The long lines exist because so many people agree that the food is wonderful. I dislike going to the snooty, corporate 4th Street area, but I'll venture there any morning for Bette's breakfast.

Pros: Food quality, funky "old time" diner appearance

Cons: Corporate area, difficult parking, slightly high prices, waits

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This place is WAY overrated and should be avoided. Long waits for, at best, mediocre food. Blueberry pancakes were nothing special and burnt. Toast was burnt, polenta that came with daily special was completely charred on the bottom but it was replaced after about 10 minutes of trying to get the attention of a server. Our server was actually very nice but the host made a point of coming to our table to chastise us because we had evidentally heard the wrong name called and were seated when somebody else was supposed to be (which we certainly did not do intentionally) We also had the same thing happen that somebody else has mentioned regarding a beverage brought in from outside. Our friend was given a glass to put his drink in but when he explained that it came from Bette's To Go (right next door), he was allowed to keep it in the plastic cup. GET REAL!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is WAY overrated and should be avoided. Long waits for, at best, mediocre food. Blueberry pancakes were nothing special and burnt. Toast was burnt, polenta that came with daily special was completely charred on the bottom but it was replaced after about 10 minutes of trying to get the attention of a server. Our server was actually very nice but the host made a point of coming to our table to chastise us because we had evidentally heard the wrong name called and were seated when somebody else was supposed to be (which we certainly did not do intentionally) We also had the same thing happen that somebody else has mentioned regarding a beverage brought in from outside. Our friend was given a glass to put his drink in but when he explained that it came from Bette's To Go (right next door), he was allowed to keep it in the plastic cup. GET REAL!!

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For long waits, cramped atmosphere and pretentious policies, Bettes is the place to go.

Been there three times:

First, not so bad.

Second, after waiting thirty minutes to be seated, the waitress spilled a latte on my wool jacket: probably due to overly difficult maneuvering in the cramped interior. All that was offered was an apology and a wet towel.

Third, after waiting forty minutes and getting some coffee with my girlfriend at Peets across the street, we were seated. The waiter told us twice to pour the Peets coffee into plain glasses he provided, the reason being we were at Bettes now, not at Peets. We cancelled our order and left.

Not going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

For long waits, cramped atmosphere and pretentious policies, Bettes is the place to go.

Been there three times:

First, not so bad.

Second, after waiting thirty minutes to be seated, the waitress spilled a latte on my wool jacket: probably due to overly difficult maneuvering in the cramped interior. All that was offered was an apology and a wet towel.

Third, after waiting forty minutes and getting some coffee with my girlfriend at Peets across the street, we were seated. The waiter told us twice to pour the Peets coffee into plain glasses he provided, the reason being we were at Bettes now, not at Peets. We cancelled our order and left.

Not going back.

Cons: , Cramped, Pretentious

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Great breakfast; slow seating due to the crowds, but well worth the wait

2
★★★★☆

Great breakfast; slow seating due to the crowds, but well worth the wait

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Food is fantastic. Had to wait, but there were right on in terms of the length of time it was going to be.

2
★★★★★

Food is fantastic. Had to wait, but there were right on in terms of the length of time it was going to be.

Pros: Great Food, Fun People

Cons: Long Wait

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Outstanding food! Excellent value. The decor and the ambience make breakfast an occasion rather than just another meal.

2
★★★★★

Outstanding food! Excellent value. The decor and the ambience make breakfast an occasion rather than just another meal.

Pros: food quality, portion size, ambience

Cons: parking, crowded, no privatedininrooms

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If you don't mind schlepping over to Fourth Ave in Berkeley, this is the place to go for breakfast on weekends. Order the Farmer's breakfast - you won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

If you don't mind schlepping over to Fourth Ave in Berkeley, this is the place to go for breakfast on weekends. Order the Farmer's breakfast - you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Bette actually cooks

Cons: Hard to park

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Bettis Diner on Fourth Street, Berkeley has the best breakfast and lunch. They have taken the diner cuisine to new heights. All food is fresh, fast and perfectly cooked in an atmosphere that hip and cool and accessible to all age groups.

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★★★★★

Bettis Diner on Fourth Street, Berkeley has the best breakfast and lunch. They have taken the diner cuisine to new heights. All food is fresh, fast and perfectly cooked in an atmosphere that hip and cool and accessible to all age groups.

Pros: Inexpensive and fast, great fresh food, great diner decor

Cons: small

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The souffle pancakes are reason enough to wait for a table, then wait another forty minutes for breakfast. Rich, yet light and fluffy, it's not like any pancake I've ever had anywhere else. The berry-filled and chocolate-chip pancake are equally good. The savory breakfast fareomelets, hash browns, and the likeare well made and very tasty, but for my money nothing comes close to those sweet pancakes.

2
★★★★☆

The souffle pancakes are reason enough to wait for a table, then wait another forty minutes for breakfast. Rich, yet light and fluffy, it's not like any pancake I've ever had anywhere else. The berry-filled and chocolate-chip pancake are equally good. The savory breakfast fareomelets, hash browns, and the likeare well made and very tasty, but for my money nothing comes close to those sweet pancakes.

Pros: Great Food, Good Service

Cons: Crowded, Cramped, Loud

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Bette's remains a good spot for pancakes, poached eggs and a variety of gratifying omelets. Corned beef hash and waffles are also favorites. What with Berkeley traffic, parking and the wait for a table, a visit here is rarely a quick…

 

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