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Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
+1 510-839-7685
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is incredible - I did not know waffles could be this good (light, fluffy and yet crispy and crunchy all at the same time). On top of the incredible, perfectly cooked food the service and atmosphere are absolutely lovely. We went everyday for...More

Thank elliw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jonathan Gold, the LA Times food critic, has written that the waffles at Brown Sugar Kitchen are the best in the state of California. We tried the Chicken and Waffles, and thendish was fabulous. Crispy, perfectly fried chicken. Corn meal waffles with apple cider syrup....More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got up early to make it for the 7:00am opening. I found parking and we were some of the first customers. I enjoyed my grits and eggs. The food was plentiful, flavorful and fresh. I'll have to return for lunch and dinner.

Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really looked forward to trying out this place after watching the owner on Top Chef. When you walk in, the wonderful smells of cooking are delightful. Lots of people and excitement in the air. We waited an hour for our food after ordering, so...More

Thank gapeach453
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Delicious eggs and waffles and fried chicken and everything you want for brunch. Packed, even mid-morning on a school day.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Food quite salty, portions have shrunk, service still prompt. Not my breakfast preference anymore, especially given that prices are not budget friendly.

Thank annoyingme
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The headline item was chicken and waffle and was indeed very good. Corn-meal waffle. The gumbo had Okra without being gummy; peppery and filling. Black-eye peas excellent. Service slow - but that's the bay area.

Thank David N
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I don't really understand the whole chicken and waffle combo, chicken for breakfast doesn't sound good to me. But after saying that, my boyfriend had the chicken and waffles. I tasted the waffle and it was light and fluffy and didn't taste heavy the way...More

Thank YogaGirl201550
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I look for some times a food truck who sale snacks or desserts with decent prices and I think that I found ! “The Spinning Truck” serve a lot of snacks/desserts and it’s very cheap ! Moreover, the personal is very friendly and fast :...More

Thank maddie_hyle
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The food was good, but it definitely wasn’t worthy the 1.5hr wait (and I have a feeling that was short since we came an hour before closing). I have nothing bad to say about the food. It was decent. We’ve had better chicken and waffles,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-839-7685
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Brown Sugar Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch. We have a Zagat score of 26, which is the highest score for a soul food restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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