The Best Berkeley Brunch Spots

Savannah Vasco

The Bay Area knows how to do brunch, and Berkeley is no exception. Everywhere you look, you will see signs for weekend brunch. Here are our picks for Berkeley’s best restaurants that have truly mastered brunch.

Berkeley, California

La Note

La Note serves lattes in handmade pottery bowls and the French toast is called pain perdu. On a warm day you can sit on the gorgeous back patio and enjoy delicious lemon-gingerbread pancakes with a little sun. The wait can be long on weekends, so get there early to put your name down. It’s an experience that cannot be missed!
La Note, 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA, +1 510-843-1535

Croque Madame at La Note

Venus serves fantastic coffee and their menu changes every season to accommodate a wide variety of fresh produce. If given the chance, order the Country Breakfast with a side of lemon-ricotta hot cakes.
Venus, 2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA +1 510-540-5950

900 Grayson

900 Grayson is located below San Pablo Ave, near the shopping on 4th street. The menu is simple and fresh, featuring local ingredients whenever possible. Of all the brunch places in Berkeley, Grayson probably has the best potatoes. Served hash-brown style, they can be made with either butter or olive oil and pair perfectly with freshly scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. If you’re feeling adventurous, the ‘Demon Lover’ is a must.
900 Grayson, 900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA +1 510-704-9900

900 Grayson

Inn Kensington

While not located directly in Berkeley, Inn Kensington promises old-time breakfasts that will make venturing out of the Berkeley bubble a delightful treat. A very kid-friendly restaurant, they make the best hot chocolate and waffles. It’s the perfect place to take the whole family.
Inn Kensington, 293 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA +1 510-527-5919

Inn Kensington Biscuits

Rick & Ann’s

One of Berkeley’s oldest and most loved breakfast institutions, Rick & Ann’s lives up to its hype. Enjoy one of their freshly baked scones or savory hashes, . Wait times can be lengthy but Rick & Ann’s is located on a nice street across from the Claremont Hotel, so you can walk around and window-shop to keep you busy.
Rick & Ann’s, 2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA +1 510-649-8538

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