Best brunch for early risers: Bette's Oceanview Diner - 510 Families
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Best brunch for early risers: Bette’s Oceanview Diner

Bette’s Oceanview Diner on Fourth Street is always crowded, but did you know that they open at 6:30 am?! Take advantage of this tip if you’re having trouble getting your bambino to sleep until a decent hour and enjoy the fabulous pancakes, souffles, and egg creations before the place is swamped.

Bette's Oceanview Diner with kids
Bette’s Oceanview Diner with kids that wake up EARLY

If you happen to sleep in past 7:00 (yay for you!), our tip is to send a friend ahead of your group to put your name on the list, then enjoy a nice walk on over. It’s noisy, fun, and delicious!

This picture of babies Hayden (left) and Holden (right) was taken after their moms did a leisurely 1.5 mile hike from my house to the restaurant. Consequently, we earned our lattes that day.

Bette's Oceanview Diner in Berkeley is perfect for babies
Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley is perfect for babies who don’t yet order off the menu


  • Changing table? No, but the bathroom is large.
  • Highchairs? Yes. And notice the creative accommodation of bucket seats.
  • Entertainment for toddlers? Yes. Activity placemats and a mug full of crayons.
  • Downside? Nearly always crowded. No room for strollers.
  • Upside? So much deliciousness that all is forgiven

If you can’t wait for a table, the next door Bette’s To Go has many great foods for carry-out or to nibble while you wait. There is also so much to do on Fourth Street for families >


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