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4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
+1 510-547-7600
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07:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for almost 20 years. I have a lot of affection for this place, but today, they just weren't tuned in. The food is still good, but the restaurant is not clean (it never has been, actually) and the staff walk around like zombies. The waitress took my drink order, but not my husbands. I left my... More 

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Thank StDenisGirl
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

and get there early, this place fills up on weekends especially. copious amounts of cheese and lot's of vegetarian options

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Thank bryan m
San Francisco
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Mama's since the '80s. Need I say more? Uniquely Oakland with good food, friendly staff (mostly) ands long waits on Saturday and Sunday.

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Thank VolvanaWhite
Leeds, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The breakfast at Mama's is very good, with a nice variety and an option for every palette and mood. The portions are of a good size and the food of good quality. The staff are friendly and attentive and frequently check to ensure that you have all you need and offer top ups of coffee and/or water. It's a good... More 

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Thank QSM42
Lafayette, Colorado
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My sister brought us here for brunch, cute little place with relatively quickly turnaround and packed on a Sunday morning. We arrived around 9:30a and ended up waiting about 20min. Service was friendly and the setting is diner style with wooden booths, tables and a small counter. We all had the Oregon Chai Latte which was frothy and delicious! I... More 

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Thank H777
Austin, Texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The food at Mama's Royal Cafe is good. Not outstanding or lackluster, just good. I ordered the oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts and banana with a side of bacon. My friend ordered the biscuits and gravy. Both were filling and homey, served by a cheerful waitress who never stopped filling our coffee. Basically, that's everything you want in diner food. The... More 

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Thank Michael M
Oakland, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I honestly can't say enough good things about this place!!! The food is delicious and always prepared perfectly. Honestly, most breakfast places these days seem to undercook my eggs, but Mama's always gets it PERFECT. The coffee is excellent. The staff are incredibly friendly. They function like a well-oiled machine. It's always packed/busy, but I never feel like I'm waiting... More 

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Thank Keelia M
Glasgow, Scotland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We visit friends in Oakland for Thanksgiving every year, and breakfast at Mama's Royal Cafe has become a big part of our trip - we ate there three times in a week. I love the atmosphere as well as the food, it can be quite noisy, especially at weekends when it's really busy (they literally queue up in the street... More 

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Thank Heatherthevet
Oakland, California, United States
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120 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

...of what happens with most places in the east bay. The menu offers simple hearty fare with what seems to be a conscience for the food and the people they serve. Mama's reminds me of the beach restaurants in LA in the late 70's and early 80's. Unfortunately parts of the breakfast I had there this week tasted like it... More 

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Thank Rodney K
Purcell, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I've never had a bad meal here! Its all good from breakfast to the wonderful gruyere grilled cheese.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?