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Berkeley restaurants top list of East Bay’s best brunches: report

BERKELEY, CA – If you love a delicious brunch, you’ve come to the right place. Eater SF has compiled a list of 19 restaurants worth sampling and five are right here in Berkeley. The others are in Oakland and Richmond, including one in the distant Post Costa.

Here are the chosen spots:

Sistory Thai Kitchen in Berkeley, 1233 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706.

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“The Get Up N Fly features crispy potato wedges (topped with a fried egg, it’s breakfast after all) with a yellow curry sauce perfect for dipping potato bites again.”

Lulu at Berkeley, 1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

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“This bright Berkeley spot offers a hearty weekend brunch, when diners can order table-sized platters of mezze filled with all kinds of fresh breads, dips and pickled vegetables.”

Babette at Berkeley, 2033 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702.

“For brunch traditionalists, order a French toast or waffles; for those who prefer something else, try the tomato, basil, goat cheese quiche.”

The Note to Berkeley, 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704.

“The classic downtown Berkeley brunch, a favorite spot for generations of California college students, still welcomes long lines of diners to sample French toast, French omelettes and combination plates like the “Côte West: a three-egg omelet with ratatouille, house fries, and a choice of toast.

Standard rate at Berkeley, 2701 Eighth St #118, Berkeley, CA 94710.

“Perhaps best known for its weekday focaccia brown bag lunches, Chez Panisse alum Kelsie Kerr’s West Berkeley breakfast and lunch also serves an average brunch on Saturdays.”

Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland, 851 60th St, Oakland, CA 94608.

“This North Oakland institution serves up a fried chicken breakfast plate, with or without a waffle, but the real star of its breakfast and brunch menu is probably the creamiest and most delicious side of the oatmeal that you can find in the East Bay.”

Kitchen Story in Oakland, 5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618.

“The menu aims to offer something for everyone, from pancakes and benedicts to morning dishes with Korean and international influences: omurice, morning tacos with kalbi, fried chicken and Korean waffles.”

Café Alem in Oakland, 5353 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618.

“The shihan ful, a spicy bean dip with two hot, crispy French rolls, is the go-to dish, but the cafe’s excellent Eritrean-style “frittata” (like an onion scramble) also has its fair share. part of the faithful.”

FOB Kitchen in Oakland, 5179 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609.

“FOB Kitchen offers brunches three days a week, which means you can grab one of their silogs (garlic rice breakfast plates) – try the one with tocino or a Filipino eggplant omelet – Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.”

Nibs Restaurant in Oakland, 3112 Market St, Oakland, CA 94608.

“Well-stuffed omelets and fluffy buttery pancakes are the way to go here, but the Asian-leaning dishes (teriyaki plates and the like) are also worth trying.”

High 5ive in Oakland, 437 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612.

“The menu has something for everyone, from the lighter options of overnight oats and French toast, to the heartier shrimp and oatmeal, and the complete brunch sandwich with turkey and egg whites.”

Occitania in Oakland, 422 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612.

“Head to the egg section, if a brunch isn’t complete without eggs, and feast on a quiche sans crust (a crustless wild mushroom quiche), or try a more familiar ‘French’ toast – their quotes, not ours – and croque-monsieur.”

Split to Oakland, 2301 Broadway ave, Oakland, CA 94612.

“Not only is there a good selection of sweet and savory breakfast options, but now your friend ‘I don’t really eat breakfast’ has decent choices of burgers and sandwiches – a crispy chicken sandwich buffalo being just one example – and your “I try to eat healthy at all times, friend will thank you for choosing this place, with their range of salads.”

Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland, 576 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610.

“By far the most popular brunch spot around Lake Merritt (the weekend lines are legendary), Grand Lake Kitchen has its all-day brunch menu that includes sweet and savory versions of French toast.”

Bar Comal in Oakland, 550 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.

“Bar Comal recently launched its brunch menu and in addition to serving the hits you’ve come to love from Comal Next Door, you can now have chilaquiles in chipotle salsa and Mexican-style huevos, a sweet hustle made with green beans, tomatoes, and cheese.”

Peony Seafood Restaurant in Oakland, 388 9th St STE 288, Oakland, CA 94607.

“The restaurant’s extensive menu is home to gems like pan-fried daikon cake with XO sauce; ‘typhoon-style’ taro cake topped with crispy garlic; and lovely Instagram-ready steamed custard buns.”

Sequoia Diner in Oakland, 3719 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619.

“The waffles and cookies are spectacular, as are the breakfast sandwiches, and there are plenty of vegetarian options – and Bloody Marys and Irish coffees to boot.”

Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, 14 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa, CA 94569
“The selections rotate, but a recent option included hangtown fries, that locally famous scrambled egg dish made with fried oysters, bacon and hash browns.”

Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant in Richmond, 3150 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804.
“Saigon Port remains one of the best weekend dim sum options in East Bay – the fried taro dumplings, steamed rice rolls and lotus leaf sticky rice all rank among the best. best in the region.”

See more at East Bay’s Best Brunches: EaterSF

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