My Mother and my Sister had been bugging me to try this place in Berkeley called Bette’s Oceanview Diner for quite some time. Well, I finally made it out there this past weekend, and boy was it great! I’m upset with myself for taking so long to try it out. But now I know!
I tried the Maryland Breakfast, which is house made corned beef and hash, with poached eggs, and your choice of muffin, toast, or a scone. It was delicious! The best hash I’ve ever had (no exaggeration here)! The poached egg was on top, so when you cut into it, the yolk just oozed through the hash. Oh My Goodness! I ordered a fantastic cranberry and orange scone to go with it. I also tried a few bites of their pancake souffle too. It’s a pancake that is made with beaten egg whites and cooked in the oven. It is the lightest pancake to grace the face of this planet! Probably the coolest thing about this place is that the fruit and vegetables are grown by the owners themselves, Bette and Manfred Kroening, on their farm in Sebastopol, California.
The service is friendly and quick. You’ll probably have to wait a little bit to get seated, but that’s how all the greatest restaurants are. Don’t worry though, because you’ll be entertained by the host, Manfred Kroening, the owner himself. He is hilarious! His humor is well worth the wait. Our server was great too. My coffee and water were filled to the brim the entire time.
They also sell muffin, pancake, and scone mixes to go. So, you can have a little taste of Bette’s at home. This diner is a must! When you’re on your way to the bay area, or if you live there, stop by and grab a bite. It will become one of your favorite places to eat instantly!
Photos courtesy of Bette’s Oceanview Diner
Facebook: Bette’s Oceanview Diner
Address: 1807 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 644-3230
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri:6:30 am-2:30 pm, Sat – Sun:6:30 am-4:00 pm