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Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 4th Street, Berkeley, CA - (510) 644-3230
Some of the best scrapple we have had anywhere, including the Delaware Valley. Bette's potato pancakes is also a taste of heaven. Coarse grated and redolent of spuddy flavor, grilled to a crisp and served with extraordinary apple sauce.
88% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chocolate Espresso Twinkie
Home Fries
Blackberry Preserves
Waffle
Pancakes
Huevos Rancheros
Fruit Salad
California Breakfast
Macaroons
Corned Beef Hash
Pie
Souffle Pancake
Smoked Salmon

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"I tend to be skeptical about retro restaurants, diners in particular. Even if their heart is in the right place, all too often the food is not. A couple of trips to Bette's disabused me of my prejudice. Here is a modern restaurant with classic values ... and really ..."   [Read More]
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Jim Ellison - Photos (5)
December 14, 2007
"Bette’s offers a great two-for-one deal. On the right side is a perfect breakfast and brunch spot with the atmosphere of a classic American diner. On the left side is Bette’s To Go, which offers a wide variety of foods for take-out, including exceptional baked goods. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1807 4th Street, Berkeley, CA
(510) 644-3230

http://www.worldpantry.com/bettes/home.html

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Souffle pancakes are made by whipping egg whites into the batter then baking. The result is an ethereal cake that is unbelievably lightweight but big on flavor. This one is dotted with fresh strawberries.
"Souffle pancakes are made by whipping egg whites into the batter then baking. The result is an ethereal cake that is unbelievably lightweight but big on flavor. This one is dotted with fresh strawberries."
Michael Stern





At Bette's To Go, the shop adjoining the diner, the pastries are nothing short of sensational. This 'chocolate espresso Twinkie' resembles the snack cake only in its shape. It is devilishly devil's foody, robed with fine chocolate, and filled with dairy-rich espresso cream.
"At Bette's To Go, the shop adjoining the diner, the pastries are nothing short of sensational. This 'chocolate espresso Twinkie' resembles the snack cake only in its shape. It is devilishly devil's foody, robed with fine chocolate, and filled with dairy-rich espresso cream."
Michael Stern


Bette's corned beef hash has massive amounts of crisp, crunchy edge. The potatoes and beef are coarse cut and delicious. On the side is a muffin made with donut batter: what a good idea!
"Bette's corned beef hash has massive amounts of crisp, crunchy edge. The potatoes and beef are coarse cut and delicious. On the side is a muffin made with donut batter: what a good idea!"
Michael Stern


I automatically love any place that doesn't give in to the Belgian waffle plague. This waffle was made using the batter du jour the day before Christmas, 2007: egg nog.
"I automatically love any place that doesn't give in to the Belgian waffle plague. This waffle was made using the batter du jour the day before Christmas, 2007: egg nog."
Michael Stern


Flaky, rugged crust with dense banana custard, this was an excellent slice of banana cream pie.
"Flaky, rugged crust with dense banana custard, this was an excellent slice of banana cream pie."
Cliff Strutz


From my counter seat, I watched each fruit in this salad peeled and/or sliced just before it got sent forth to the person who ordered it.
"From my counter seat, I watched each fruit in this salad peeled and/or sliced just before it got sent forth to the person who ordered it."
Michael Stern


The homefries are heavenly.
"The homefries are heavenly."
Jim Ellison


Specials vary.  You might luck out with some huevos verdes.
"Specials vary. You might luck out with some huevos verdes."
Jim Ellison


This smoked salmon special included avocado, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
"This smoked salmon special included avocado, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce."
Cliff Strutz


All tables have homemade blackberry preserves, perfect for topping sourdough toast.
"All tables have homemade blackberry preserves, perfect for topping sourdough toast."
Cliff Strutz


Bette's at dawn: a good time to come if you don't want to wait in line.
"Bette's at dawn: a good time to come if you don't want to wait in line."
Michael Stern


No line outside is a good thing... and rare.
"No line outside is a good thing... and rare."
Jim Ellison


Pancakes are Bette's signature dish, so much so that the diner has published a cookbook titled The Pancake Handbook.
"Pancakes are Bette's signature dish, so much so that the diner has published a cookbook titled The Pancake Handbook."
Michael Stern


The Sign of Good Eats on 4th Street.
"The Sign of Good Eats on 4th Street."
Michael Stern


Too bad you can't eat this pie.
"Too bad you can't eat this pie."
Jim Ellison


$1.25 is a small price to pay for perfection.
"$1.25 is a small price to pay for perfection."
Jim Ellison



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