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US$ 5 - US$ 20
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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Great tradition for years now and always never disappoints. Great food and attentive service. Has been innovative and adjusted in Covid time to preorder while you wait in-line so there is no ordering when seated.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

One of my favorite places to work during lockdown is the seating area outside Rick and Ann’s. I usually pretend that I’ve just had an expensive game of tennis at the Claremont Hotel and am doing some Important Work before I hop into my hybrid...SUV (sometimes it’s an imaginary Tesla). Other times, I put on a blond wig, baseball cap and shades and pretend that I’m Taylor Swift on a low profile retreat at the Claremont. I might sing or hum a little bit of Invisible String as a finishing touch to that completely plausible scenario. Seriously though, it’s a great place to hang out and there’s a very peaceful vibe – so please don’t all turn up at once! I originally used to get a coffee from Rick and Ann’s and a pastry and slice of pizza from Fournée. After a while I realized that Rick and Ann’s pastries are pretty darn good too! Plus, they have a different selection every day, providing a nice change from the (admittedly awesome but 6000 calorie) chocolate almond croissants from Fournée. I recommend R&A’s scones and muffins and also items like the pecan bar if you have an especially sweet tooth. Then I discovered the vegan burrito – it’s $7.50 for one of the healthiest and tastiest burritos that I’ve ever had – packed with zucchini, potatoes, black beans and spinach. There’s a lot of seating in that area – both shady and sunny – and free Wi-Fi from Peet’s if you need it. I’ve also been to several work events that were catered by Rick and Ann’s and can vouch for their other dishes – it’s hearty comfort food made with good ingredients. I’m also giving the Rick and Ann’s 4/5 “green stars” for social and environmental impact, based on this: • R&A’s have spent more than three decades making healthy food using local ingredients. • Reasonably good selection of vegetarian and vegan options (try the vegan burrito!) • They’re doing a good job at minimizing waste during lockdown. Cardboard containers and compostable utensils, if you need them (although you should be bringing your own utensils at this point, one year into lockdown). • When we’ve had R&A catering, there’s also a good effort made to avoid unnecessary waste. • They really seem to treat the staff like family – you can look up a story on Berkeleyside (Oct 2020) that describes R&A’s financial troubles – like many businesses, it’s under serious financial strain during lockdown. Though it all, Ann has stood by her staff. Support them if you can – get the pancakes if you’ve never had them or stop by for a pastry. The pantry and pastry counter is open even outside of their regular mealtimes. If you’re still not convinced, consider that Steph and Ayesha Curry were regulars! Interested in writing green star reviews? If so, please check out the Green Stars Project.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

We used to alway go here for breakfast-at least once a week. After trying other places around for dinner we decided to give R & Ann's a try. FABULOUS!!! We had the BEST Hanukah meal ever from there. And this week we had their salmon...entree and two others and it wasMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

If you want to enjoy Sunday Brunch, get in line before 10 am. Very yummy muffins, omelettes, etc. Noisy and crowded but sunny atmosphere and joyful vibe.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We eat at Rick and Ann's at least twice a week. It has a great diner style menu and few delicious CA healthy options. It's a solid, never disappointing option when near the Claremont Hotel.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

This is a very successful restaurant, especially notable given its proximity to several other breakfast options in the same block. It is a happy, efficient, delicious spot best avoided on the weekends, unless you bring a snack while you wait....but don't! eat anything beforehand or...you might be sorry because every single bite is yummy. There is community seating as well as some private tables--take the first option offered or the wait increases.....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends who have lived in the Bay Area for a long time. Located about a block from the Claremont Hotel, it is a small but busy restaurant specializing in breakfast and brunch items. I ordered an omelet with...lox and bagel called a Manhattan plate. Yum! Good idea to reserve ahead.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

just at the foot of the Claremont result on a block of unique cosy shops - next to a french pastry shop. Rick and Ann's has huge portions of very tasty American farm style food. Known for breakfast but tried dinner and that was more...of the same good stuff.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

We had a bit of a wait to get in, but the food was fantastic! Worth the wait and good value for money. Large portions and good service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

Rick & Ann's recently began offering dinner one night a week - on Thursday. I went by myself a few days ago and found it well worth it, plus reasonably priced. I had the fig & burrata salad, the macaroni & cheese, and the key...lime pie. While simple fare, all were very good. I felt like someone had intentionally cooked them with love, on my behalf. The world would heal, if more people were nourished by such good comfort food. Btw, I took a piece of the chocolate cake home with caramel sauce, and every tiny slice I eat for a treat makes me swoon! Rick & Ann's will continue offering Thursday dinners IF the public supports the endeavor. Show up and count yourself among the lucky diners there. I am certainly glad I did, and will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rick & Ann's Restaurant, Ann's Catering & Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4