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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
+1 510-644-3230
06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 16:00
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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cannot praise Bette's enough - great menu, clean, and enjoyable ambiance. Only downside is that it is crowded (always a line of people waiting to get in) so you may have to wait for a seat or booth or table but it is worth the wait!.

Thank 33connieh
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant in the style of a 1950's diner complete with juke box. There is a small counter and about 12 tables. Serves breakfast and lunch. It can get crowded, especially on weekends because it is popular both with visitors and locals. As a "local" I eat here often and can recommend most of their breakfasts. Many... More 

Thank paullitsky
Berkeley, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going here for decades. the food is that good. open early, breakfast all day. The souffle is worth the wait. Ask what the seasonal special is. Winter is often cranberry or pear. both fab. We fall back on the banana when we aren't int he mood for the special. We usually order one souffle for the table and... More 

Thank sarahlala0514
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bustling diner specializes in all genres of breakfast, any way you want it, any time you get there. This popular 4th Street Berkeley favorite is crowded, noisy and wonderful, bursting with neighborhood energy and good food. In most weather, you can also eat at a table on the sidewalk, reading your newspaper or enjoying your coffee-and as the world... More 

Thank Helen S
Berkeley, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for breakfast and the food was excellent! We were sitted outdoors (because we didn't want to wait for 15 minutes) and they constantly refilled our coffee, keeping it warm. Really good service and food. Recommended!

Thank guest8604
Orange County, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Bette's lacks an ocean view, but there's no question that it's a diner. In fact, that's how I heard about this place; it was featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. I'm no fan of Guy Fieri, but I am a fan of diner food. And the diner food here is about as rockin' as Guy's hair.... More 

Thank Paulhlin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

They have the most wonderful brunch menu including pancake souffle. Owner is really funny and you will see a long line always on saturdays or sundays trying to satiate themselves

Thank Do-Eun L
Berkeley, California, United States
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Some of the best scrambled eggs I've ever had. Tasty pastries, good coffee, and good sandwiches. Take out next door is very good as well. The soufflé pancakes are amazing. Only downside are the long lines after 9:30am. But as restaurant is located in uber-trendy 4th Street there is great window shopping as you wait!

Thank Karen H
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is always great but if it's your lucky day, you'll hit it on cornmeal pancake day! Best ever!! Everything is great, fast service after you get seated. A must! Been coming for over 20 years irregularly and consistency is the name of the game.

Thank Linda M
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This place is always packed. I'm not sure why because the food is just ok. The service is hit or miss. If you're in the mood for old fashioned diner food and you have 45-90 mins to wait in line, then give this place a try.

Thank rose0326

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-644-3230

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?