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811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
+1 510-525-6066
07:00 - 14:15
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:15
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Sparks, Nevada
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On recent trips to east SF Bay Area my wife and I are always on the lookout for a good breakfast or lunch establishment. Royal Café fits that description well. It appears to be a local favorite and has become ours when in the area. The service is friendly and the menu unique as it should be for a good... More 

Thank John R
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Royal Café has an old-fashioned décor, with toasters, lunch boxes, and (I think) an old-fashioned juke box. The menu is extensive, but not overwhelming. After a few visits, you’ll probably settle down to 3-5 things you like the best. One of our family favorites is the scone with lemon curd. Other than that, everyone has their favorites – maybe... More 

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I lived in this area for several years before I realized I'd driven past this restaurant a million times and never went in. Big mistake! The breakfast here is really fantastic. I would avoid going at busy times (10 a.m. on Saturday, etc.) because it can fill up with a long wait. But if you can get a quick seat,... More 

Thank Cara C
El Cerrito, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I'm really particular about my Eggs Benedict and this place is the best. Been coming here for past 20 years and have never been disappointed.

Thank Claudine F
Berkeley, California, Usa
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant has good food and is in a comfortable setting. This is not a new restaurant that tries to be retro, this is an old restaurant that has chosen not to change. You will find newspapers from 40 years ago on the wall and displays of lunch boxes from your youth. The staff are pleasant and one once said.... More 

Thank Bryan B
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We grandparents went for brunch with two toddlers and a labradoodle. When we asked, management set up a table on the shaded patio outside and even drew fresh water for the pup. Friendly, helpful staff! Luscious fruit bowl. Good bacon. Eggs cooked like we wanted. Great salmon scramble.

Thank Imacowgirl
Pt Richmond,Ca
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Cozy, friendly, great breakfast and lunch, delicious freshly squeezed orange juice. Parking lot too.

Thank Bindu D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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360 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stopped here for a hearty breakfast on a Friday as we headed to Napa Valley. The decor is fun and nostalgic and the place smells a bit like Grandma's house. The service was great.We had no wait and were welcomed with coffee and water. The menu is typical breakfast in many ways, but with slight twists in others. The... More 

Thank Live2traveldaworld
Chapala, Mexico
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I met a friend at the Royal Cafe for breakfast in December-- I have no complaints. Feels like a traditional diner in terms of ambience, with plenty of good coffee and lots of breakfast options. Some fun and quirky decorative touches to the place. No wonder it is so popular.

Thank OaklandScorpio
Beaverton, Oregon
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I was visiting CA friends and we were on our way to the 'Rosie the Riveter' Museum and National Park in Richmond, CA. So we stopped at the Royal Cafe in Albany for breakfast, after finding great reviews online. Because it's so popular, we signed the list and waited for a short time. We found the atmosphere fascinating, because of... More 

Thank Nancy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:15
07:00 - 14:15
07:00 - 14:15
07:00 - 14:15
07:00 - 14:15
07:00 - 14:15
08:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-6066

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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?