Ten Best Places to Brunch in Berkeley

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Berkeley and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Fonda thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat La Note, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

And although many cities might shake and wake you for breakfast, Berkeley is the perfect place to sleep in for brunch. Why? Well, considering that nearly one-third of the residents of this city are college students, Berkeley stays up late and likes to sleep in. (When in Rome, sleep in in Rome, so to speak.) Make sure you leave time during your Bay Area vacation to check out some of the best brunch spots not just in Berkeley, but in all of the Bay Area. 



What makes Berkeley one of the most popular destinations in the Bay Area is it's long, old habit of staying young and eccentric. Whether it's a party on campus our zaniness on Telegraph, one can never be sure what Berkeley has in store. A great...  Read More



Big and boisterous, this Mexican eatery appeals to adults and kids, with a menu of familiar favorites liberally sprinkled with more traditional dishes. Quesadillas and nachos are reliable, especially with fresh house-made salsa. Enchiladas...  Read More

Saul's Deli & Restaurant


Saul's is the kind of place that always welcomes you, no matter what time the meal time is. 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...  Read More



Another trendy tapas place, Fonda has the distinction of being owned by the same folks who brought us Jimmy Bean's and Lalime's. The festive two-story restaurant is roomy and fun, with a mixture of furniture styles and colorful accents. Menu...  Read More



A carnivore's heaven, Café Rouge is a butcher / meat market and a café in one, where fresh meats and charcuterie take star billing. All meat is hormone free, and steaks are dry-aged on-site. The menu runs the gamut, from fabulous burgers to...  Read More



The Drunken Boat has legions of adoring fans, who appreciate the rustic yet elegant décor and flawless service as much as they love the fresh Californian cuisine. Although brunch is very popular, all of the meals are worth trying. Alongside...  Read More



This respected and popular restaurant has a well-deserved reputation, especially when it comes to 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 in many...  Read More

Bette's Oceanview Diner


Fluffy homemade pancakes and real maple syrup make Bette's Oceanview Diner one of the Bay Area's top breakfast destinations. Located in Berkeley, this diner has patrons lining up to enjoy their famous flapjacks, delicious scones and farm-style...  Read More

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If you want a 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 our everyday...  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


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