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Alley Cafe

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2265 Pear St, Pinole, CA 94564-1765
+1 510-724-5312
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 13:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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San Francisco Bay Area
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My first time here, and Alley Cafe is one of life's pleasant surprises: my complicated custom omelette arrived, fast, hot, fresh, bigger than those at all my other fave breakfast spots, loaded with the perfect balance of my requested ingredients, cooked lightly and evenly, with VERY fresh fruit on the side -- thank you, cook Maria! All delivered with a... More 

1 Thank StoneyBaroque
San Francisco, California
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I really like this place for breakfast. I don't live very close, but whenever I'm in the area I try to stop in. The service is a little slow, but the place is always busy and the food is great.

Thank amylfed
Berkeley, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

its does have its ups & downs. (hit & miss vibe) hard to get good service during the weekends but its great during the Tues- Friday breakfast/ brunch hours.

Thank Drew J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My wife has lived in pinole since the fifty's and we ate there sometime ago before the new owner the food with the old owner was to big a portion since sarah and her husband have taken over we have tried breakfast and brunch many times and have brought family and friends there because the food is better than great... More 

1 Thank Jack D
Pinole, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The food at Alley Cafe is great, but they usually only have one server on duty so the wait time can be very long. If you don't mind waiting, it's a good breakfast place.

Thank KayintheBay
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235 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

First of all, the Alley Cafe now accepts credit cards. Next, it is an old-fashioned counter-and-booth joint where you can watch the cook make everything from scratch. Third, it is hidden behind a smallish door in a building right next to the Pinole City Hall; there is a planter of flowers in the front. Fourth, my two breakfasts were quite... More 

Thank OnParleFrancais
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

We staid at Pinole cause we planned visit SF however we found this place to breakfast near from the hotel and it was so great! The perfect balance between flavor and price including an America traditional place. Regards from Mexico!

Thank Flakolowits
Pinole, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

its more quantity than quality. I have seen them take an order from someone that just walked in (a regular in the rest) before taking an order of someone that had been waiting. Food is just so so and they give you way too much.

Thank M M
El Sobrante, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

The food is great here. I love the hash browns. You get a big plate and half the plate is full of hash browns the other half your omelet or whatever else you ordered. The service is pretty slow but I like the food enough to wait. You will not leave this place hungry unless you want to.

Thank SharonT2011
Petaluma, California
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Huge, wonderful breakfasts. Long wait on weekends, but weekdays are fine. Worth the wait, if weekends are all you can manage.

Thank CCAnnie66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 Pear St, Pinole, CA 94564-1765
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pinole
  • Phone Number: +1 510-724-5312

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