Bette's Oceanview Diner

Diner, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot
1807 4th St (btw Hearst & Virginia), Berkeley, CA 94710, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–2:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 6:30 AM–4:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 165 votes

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Total Visitors
3,216
Total Visits
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  • pancakes
  • mexican scramble
  • pastries
  • corned beef hash
  • good service
  • cute
  • desserts
  • lox
  • great value
  • authentic
  • spicy food
  • vegetarian food
  • Arnold Palmers
  • eggs
  • meatloaf
  • soft tacos
  • pizza
  • French toast
  • chorizo
  • cupcakes
  • Tone M.

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

    Tone Mosley · 6 days ago
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  • Paul F.

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

    Paul Fisher · March 22
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  • Lucas C.

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

    Lucas Cantor · March 16
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  • Tim H.

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

    Tim Harrison · February 15
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  • Jennifer O.

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

    Jennifer Orr · January 30
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  • jaireh t.

    Lemon glazed cake is a real treat.

    jaireh t · January 19
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  • Chuck H.

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

    Chuck Han · December 22, 2014
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  • Lou C.

    Breakfast rocked!

    Lou Chiorazzi · December 8, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

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

    Kelly Wong · October 5, 2014
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  • Alan E.

    Soufflé pancakes!

    Alan Enriquez · September 26, 2014
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  • Meredith M.

    Their lox are delicious :)

    Meredith Maimoni · September 23, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Sam V.

    Great food, super service !

    Sam Vanheukelom · September 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Peggy R.

    Blueberry pancakes!

    Peggy Ryan · August 20, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Greg S.

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

    Greg Schechter · August 17, 2014
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  • Aaron L.

    Pancakes are a must.

    Aaron Leifer · August 16, 2014
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  • Carlos D.

    The scrapple is off the chains!!!!

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

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

    Angela Gorden · May 10, 2014
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  • Agatha Y.

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

    Agatha Yu · April 20, 2014
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  • Natasia S.

    Get the California Breakfast!

    Natasia Sun · March 28, 2014
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  • Christina C.

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

    Christina Chiesa · January 5, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Elizabeth Elle D.

    The Arnold Palmer here is the bloodline of 4th street

    Elizabeth Elle Duval · October 29, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lisa T.

    Apple pancake special!! Yum

    Lisa Taylor · September 8, 2013
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  • Wesley C.

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

    Wesley Callow · September 8, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Josie N.

    Spectacular Blueberry pancakes!

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

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

    Amanda Swarthout · July 22, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Lauren K.

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

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

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

    Johnnie Nguyen · May 26, 2013
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  • Charles A.

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

    Charles Allison · May 18, 2013
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  • Philadelphia B.

    The Maryland Breakfast and French toast are delicious.

    Philadelphia Berro · May 12, 2013
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  • Liz P.

    Tasty and inexpensive choice on weekend

    Liz Pallatto · April 6, 2013
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  • Calton B.

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

    Calton Bolick · March 22, 2013
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  • Valentina B.

    Lovely place! Great food! Amazing...

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  • 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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  • Pacific Union

    Check out the Ark toy store across the street while you wait... and you will wait on weekends. The Maryland and California breakfasts are both delicious!

    Pacific Union · October 3, 2012
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  • Lara W.

    Please be nice to the staff. From the counter I've seen some pretty hostile customer behavior and it breaks my heart. They are working hard and deserve respect.

    Lara Walklet · October 1, 2012
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  • Brian L.

    Order a scramble. The eggs are done to perfection. Highly recommend the Mexican scramble.

    Brian Lynch · September 19, 2012
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  • Christopher C.

    Try the Banana Rum Souffle Pancake

    Christopher Carlsson · September 12, 2012
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  • Patrick D.

    The coffee is strong, black, and they keep it coming. I had a polenta scramble and it was delicious.

    Patrick Dugan · September 3, 2012
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  • Amy J.

    Try the Blueberry Pancakes

    Amy J · August 18, 2012
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  • Shannon Z.

    Get the key lime pie and die happy.

    Shannon Z · July 7, 2012
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  • Varand O.

    Ask for their specials, as they usually have impressive offerings. If not anything (breakfast-wise is a home run). Prepare for LONG waits (or go during off peak hours; call to check). Great staff!

    Varand Onany · July 1, 2012
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