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American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

Been wanting to try here, and was happy to find them not overly busy on a weekday. Sat outside on the converted street patio, and had an enjoyable lunch. Service was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 March 2020

3 of us stopped in for breakfast and were very happy to get a booth after waiting just a few minutes. Menu had a lot of appealing choices and the special of the day made choosing even harder. Server appeared quickly and filled those super...thick ceramic mugs with piping hot coffee. Coffee was just OK. We ordered the special omelet (house smoked trout with avocado and some other tasty stuff) with cream scone, the banana rum souffle pancake and the Philadelphia breakfast (poached eggs and homemade scrapple). The omelet of the day was very good. The homemade smoked trout was delicious. Home fries were very tasty. Chocolate chip cream scone was very good, too. Banana rum souffle pancake was good and we appreciated that it was served with real maple syrup but this was our least favorite of the 3 items. I saw Bette's on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and they showed the scrapple being made and Guy loving it. Still, I wasn't sure I made the best ordering choice. Wow - Bette's scrapple is delicious. Poached eggs and rye toast were good. The grilled roma tomatoes were very tasty. Atmosphere is pretty good. Service was very good. Portion size is fine. Nobody went home hungry. If you are looking for monster portion size, this isn't the place for you. Location was good - fun walking around the area afterwards. Prices were OK - it worked out to $21 per person. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

I had potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream. And crispy bacon. Juts what I was craving and I was not disappointed. Will be in the area again soon and this is where I am headed!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

My friend and I got together for gourmet breakfast last week. The food was delicious and the coffee was delightful. It made our day!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020

These guys know how to do diner. Service is fast and experienced. Food is delicious. Get the special, whatever it is. You won't be sorry.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Does sandwiches and pizza as well or better than the well known downtown places. A good option if the diner is busy or you would rather eat at an outdoor table on a nice day.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Yummy! I love an early morning breakfast before i go to the lumber yard. Great for lunch on the “take out” side of the house.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Been here many times and not once seen a view of the Ocean. No worries. Menu has everything you want or need for breakfast, just decide. Coffee is strong and never ending. Give them your name and wait. Not much time if you go early....Service is prompt and knowledgeable. This is Berkeley, so expect higher prices.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 December 2019

Even though it was located in Berkeley (or California for that matter), if you love breakfast; syrup, butter & all the things that belong under them ... this is the place ! the great staff is a bonus.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

No ocean, no view, also no line, was seated immediately. Service was excellent. Old fashioned diner experience. Breakfast, the day’s pancake special with 2 eggs and 2 sausages was very good, but not extraordinary. Personally, I think you pay a little extra for the hype.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bette's Oceanview Diner

Yes, Bette's Oceanview Diner offers takeaway services.

Bette's Oceanview Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4