Fuel Up on the Best Carbs in Berkeley at These Breakfast Spots

Meals can make or break an entire trip, so no experienced trailer takes them lightly. We want to remember our trips, and meals engage all of the senses - sight, sound, taste, touch, smell - which makes meals the most memorable part of almost any day. 

Berkeley is part of the larger Bay Area culinary movement. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, you should expect local, fresh and environmentally-sound produce, free of pesticides and any of those chemicals that keep our food from being just food. Alice Waters started this food revolution with her iconic Berkeley restaurant Chez Panise, so don't settle for anything less when you're eating in Berkeley. And whatever it is you crave, there's a Berkeley breakfast to meet that particular craving.

Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Berkeley and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Lama Bean's thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Bette's Oceanview Diner, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great breakfast.

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If you want a breakfast or brunch chock full of the freshest and most locally sourced ingredients, you can't go wrong with a brunch at Gather. As the name suggests, this modern but inviting restaurant emphasizes the central importance of food in...  Read More

Cheese Board Collective


Although it was founded as a private business, the Cheese Board philosophy has always been that of a collectively owned and operated enterprise. Each member owns an equal share of the business, contributes an equal number of hours, and has a...  Read More



At Henry's you'll find great food, a comfortable atmosphere, and friendly service from morning to night. Breakfast is a surefire hit – the Chef's Hangover Special (cheese omelet, pancakes, bacon, fried potatoes, and coffee) is a steal. For...  Read More



This respected and popular restaurant has a well-deserved reputation, especially when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Whether you're an "eggs and bacon" type or a pancakes person, Venus has got you covered. Fresh fruits and veggies play a role...  Read More

Saul's Deli & Restaurant


Breakfast is served until 2pm at Saul's, so if you find yourself craving an omelet at noon, this is a great option. Try an open face deli omelet with pastrami, corned beef and salami, potato latkes with apple sauce and sour cream, or even...  Read More



Best-described as an upscale diner, Rick & Anne's stands as a departure from the area's other high-profile eateries, eschewing haute cuisine for more traditional American fare. Owners Rick and Ann strive for "dishes we relished in our...  Read More



Formerly Jimmy Bean's, Lama Beans continues the tradition of serving excellent food at reasonable prices. Brother to Lalime's and Fonda, this casual eatery is deservedly popular at breakfast and lunch. The menu focuses on traditional American...  Read More



Tex-Mex breakfast dishes are popular at Sconehenge, but the baked goods are awesome. Drop by for a scone or a fruity pastry, and you'll be hooked. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, so you may find yourself returning more than once. Many of...  Read More

La Note
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Earthy colors and a rustically elegant ambience suit this Provençal restaurant admirably. Country French cuisine receives expert treatment here, no matter what meal you're having. Breakfast and brunch are hugely popular, and you may encounter a...  Read More

Bette's Oceanview Diner


Breakfast and lunch never had it so good! Bette serves up all the traditional favorites, like pancakes, waffles, and scrambled eggs, but since it's all made with the absolute freshest ingredients it tastes that much better. No limp, heat-lamped...  Read More


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