Bette's Oceanview Diner

Diner, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot · West Berkeley
1807 4th St (btw Hearst & Virginia), Berkeley, CA 94710, United States
Open until 2:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–2:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 6:30 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 218 votes

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    Heather R.
    "The soufflé pancakes are delicious!"(6 Tips)
    Pacific Union
    "The Maryland and California breakfasts are both delicious!"(3 Tips)
    Meredith M.
    "You must try the souffle pancakes!"(2 Tips)
    Christina C.
    "corn beef hash and scrapple"(3 Tips)
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  • pancakes
  • pastries
  • authentic
  • lively
  • corned beef hash
  • desserts
  • cozy
  • good service
  • potato pancakes
  • casual
  • coffee
  • family-friendly
  • lox
  • great value
  • soft tacos
  • pizza
  • sandwiches
  • vegetarian food
  • French toast
  • cupcakes
  • Daniel M.

    The soufflé pancake really isn't all that....great food otherwise. 30-60min wait.

    Daniel Marcus · 1 week ago
  • Nicole H.

    This place was suuuuuuper crowded and busy but the coffee was good, service was fast, and potatoes were to die for! 😋

    Nicole Horton · 2 weeks ago
  • Katarina K.

    Not bad, interesting specials. Get here early 'cause it tends to fill up.

    Katarina Katsma · August 19
  • Alice

    Next door to-go pastries are excellent too! Pound cake is on point.

    Alice · August 17
  • Morgan M.

    Wow, it's worth the wait. Wonderful service, wonderful food. Proper eggs :)

    Morgan Marie · July 13
  • Ronan F.

    Long waits, but worth it if you're going to be shopping nearby - get your name down when you arrive first thing. I always get a reuben 🙌

  • Men's Health Mag

    Bette’s Oceanview Diner is a modern eatery with a retro heart. Its repertoire includes small-tread waffles, corned beef hash, potato pancakes, and an airy Souffleé Pancake. Read more

  • Heather R.

    The soufflé pancakes are delicious! Suggest the strawberry pancake or seasonal fruit!

  • Tone M.

    Breakfast was ok Overrated. Home fries should be called home onion. Very few potatoes.

    Tone Mosley · April 13
  • Paul F.

    Spot at the bar is almost always easy to score if you're a party of one.

    Paul Fisher · March 22
  • Lucas C.

    Get a little something to nosh on next door while you wait for your table.

    Lucas Cantor · March 16
  • Tim H.

    The only place on the west coast I've ever been able to find scrappple. Incredible!

    Tim Harrison · February 15
  • Jennifer O.

    Always a big wait, but the soufle pancakes are worth it!

    Jennifer Orr · January 30
  • jaireh t.

    Lemon glazed cake is a real treat.

    jaireh t · January 19
  • Chuck H.

    Awesome Potato Pancakes. With Apple sauce, with or without sour cream.

    Chuck Han · December 22, 2014
  • Lou C.

    Breakfast rocked!

    Lou Chiorazzi · December 8, 2014
  • Kelly W.

    Great milkshakes and service. Everyone has to be here to be seated.

    Kelly Wong · October 5, 2014
  • Alan E.

    Soufflé pancakes!

    Alan Enriquez · September 26, 2014
  • Meredith M.

    Their lox are delicious :)

    Meredith Maimoni · September 23, 2014
  • Meredith M.

    You must try the souffle pancakes! And make sure to get here early on weekends - it gets super packed.

    Meredith Maimoni · September 23, 2014
  • Sam V.

    Great food, super service !

    Sam Vanheukelom · September 22, 2014
  • Sam V.

    #FoodSpotting: They do what the advertise : Good food, good service. And for me they go the extra mile, great food super service !

    Sam Vanheukelom · September 22, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Peggy R.

    Blueberry pancakes!

    Peggy Ryan · August 20, 2014
  • Alan K.

    Signature breakfast dish is the soufflé pancakes. Worth the extra wait time, and you can ask to have the food for your while party to come at the same time.

    Alan Kwong · August 20, 2014
  • Greg S.

    Cute diner. Pancakes are amazing. You must order them.

    Greg Schechter · August 17, 2014
  • Aaron L.

    Pancakes are a must.

    Aaron Leifer · August 16, 2014
  • Carlos D.

    The scrapple is off the chains!!!!

    Carlos De La Torre · May 11, 2014
  • Angela G.

    Delicious and great service. Get there early to avoid the line!

    Angela Gorden · May 10, 2014
  • Agatha Y.

    Get their soufflé pancake. Not too sweet and perfect fluffiness ♪( ´▽`)

    Agatha Yu · April 20, 2014
  • Natasia S.

    Get the California Breakfast!

    Natasia Sun · March 28, 2014
  • Christina C.

    The corn beef hash and scrapple are be continued : - )

    Christina Chiesa · January 5, 2014
  • Elaine E.

    The host may seem stern, but he's super nice and helpful so long as you are polite to him.

    Elaine Eudy · November 1, 2013
  • Elizabeth Elle D.

    The Arnold Palmer here is the bloodline of 4th street

    Elizabeth Elle Duval · October 29, 2013
  • Frances W.

    Get on the waiting list as soon as possible and make sure your WHOLE party is together so the can get other parties seated quickly.

    Frances Wychico · September 15, 2013
  • Ryan G.

    The soufflé pancake is remarkable—like no other pancake you've had. Arrive as early as you possibly can to avoid long waits.

    Ryan Greenberg · September 9, 2013
  • Lisa T.

    Apple pancake special!! Yum

    Lisa Taylor · September 8, 2013
  • Wesley C.

    The Bettie's to go is quick and super good... Kids love the cheese pizza

    Wesley Callow · September 8, 2013
  • Abylkassym Z.

    We had fish tacos and meatloaf and it was ok. Not super tasty, but good for a one time lunch.

    Abylkassym Zhanat · August 10, 2013
  • Josie N.

    Spectacular Blueberry pancakes!

    Josie Ng Robyn · July 29, 2013
  • Amanda S.

    Awesome retro pastries! We had a fantastic chocolate chiffon pie.

    Amanda Swarthout · July 22, 2013
  • norm p.

    Believe the hype. Awesome breakfast. Masters of Pancakes. Everything is solid. Come early on a weekday to avoid crowds. Fills up by 9:30 and probably earlier on weekends.

    norm p. · June 25, 2013
  • Lauren K.

    Grilled tomatoes as a substitute for a bagel. A gluten-free person's dream!

    Lauren K. · June 21, 2013
  • Johnnie N.

    Their blueberry muffin was the best I've ever had!

    Johnnie Nguyen · May 26, 2013
  • Charles A.

    Seriously ... I don't care what else you're ordering ... GET THE PANCAKES!

    Charles Allison · May 18, 2013
  • Philadelphia B.

    The Maryland Breakfast and French toast are delicious.

    Philadelphia Berro · May 12, 2013
  • Liz P.

    Tasty and inexpensive choice on weekend

    Liz Pallatto · April 6, 2013
  • Calton B.

    If it's one of the specials, get the oatmeal pancakes. Worth traveling across the Pacific for.

    Calton Bolick · March 22, 2013
  • Valentina B.

    Lovely place! Great food! Amazing...

  • andrew

    If you like spicy food try the chilly, it's delish and actually has some kick to it.

    andrew · December 16, 2012

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