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Brown Sugar Kitchen

Brown Sugar Kitchen

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
West Oakland, Oakland
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  • The experts at SFGate and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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  • Jodie M.
    "For first timers make sure to get the infamous chicken n waffles!"(49 Tips)
    Améredia
    "... and waffle with apple cider syrup - yummy!"(6 Tips)
    Tony O.
    "Triple B breakfast - bacon, buttermilk biscuits and beignets!!"(7 Tips)
    Chuck S.
    "... Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle With Brown Sugar Butter & Apple Cider Syrup - This was wonderful. ..."(3 Tips)
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  • Brittany K.
    Brittany KwongNovember 18, 2012
    Staff is amazingly nice. The wait is long but the food and staff make it all worth while.
  • Mario C.
    Mario ChanNovember 15, 2012
    The chicken and waffles are out of this world. That alone is worth the wait
  • bastylefilegirl
    bastylefilegirlNovember 1, 2012
    The waffles (made with corn meal) will not get you full and if you don't like hard or crunchy waffles avoid avoid avoid.
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionOctober 17, 2012
    Long waits on the weekend -- show up early! (It's worth it.)
  • Mario C.
    Mario ChanOctober 14, 2012
    The Chicken and Waffles here are out of this world! A must order!
  • Danalynne W.
    Danalynne WheelerOctober 9, 2012
    The waffle is good plain, but when you add the apple cider syrup it becomes amazing! We only had to wait 15 minutes and were served coffee while we were waiting - the staff were all very nice.
  • Lynn C.
    Lynn Christiansen EsquerSeptember 25, 2012
    I dream about the waffles (with the brown sugar syrup) and chicken. I'm pretty sure it doesn't get better than this!
  • Crillmatic
    CrillmaticSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwhich w/ Slaw - And a side of smoked mashed yams.
  • Lateah B.
    Lateah BealSeptember 13, 2012
    Friendly staff but this place is super overrated...we ordered the chicken & waffles along with shrimp gumbo. Id give this place a 4/10.. My taste bud deprived boyfriend thought the chicken was great
  • Tony O.
    Tony OnoratiSeptember 1, 2012
    Triple B breakfast - bacon, buttermilk biscuits and beignets!!
  • Julie T.
    Julie TrinhAugust 21, 2012
    Try the Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle With Brown Sugar Butter & Apple Cider Syrup
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HallAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early because the wait is extremely long!!! But totally worth it!
  • George D.
    George DyJuly 29, 2012
    If it weren't for the rude wait staff. Our experience would have been very pleasant since we've heard the chicken is amazing. But the wait was really quite unbearable.
  • NeeCee 🌈 K.
    NeeCee 🌈 KeelsJuly 21, 2012
    Chicken and Waffles are amazing
  • Alastair T.
    Alastair TseJune 16, 2012
    Just get the cornmeal waffles, they are superb and light. It's unlike waffles you've had.
  • T E.
    T ElizaJune 3, 2012
    Save yourself the $15 the chicken and waffles are not worth it. Chai Latte is really bad.
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the rotating goodies in the pastry case.
  • D Ki K.
    D Ki KatoFebruary 28, 2012
    Try the Fried Chicken And Beignets - Ordered a la carte!
  • Gustaf A.
    Gustaf AlstromerFebruary 26, 2012
    Amazingly good!
  • Abie H.
    Abie HJanuary 28, 2012
    Top percentile waffles. Crunchy and light. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Casey P.
    Casey PeacockDecember 17, 2011
    Please try the hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. MOUTHGASM!
  • Dominique P.
    Dominique PiotetNovember 29, 2011
    Fried chicken and buttermilk waffles! Serious stuff!
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy RecileNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome place for Chicken and Waffles. Be sure to ask for the pieces you want (ie) breast, thigh, leg... If you have a late brunch past 12:00 Noon seating is quicker.
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The white cheddar grits with two poached eggs is phenomenal!
  • David V.
    David ValentinNovember 8, 2011
    Best Chicken and Waffles in all of Oakland. And that apple butter stuff they serve with it is like crack. As for extra.
  • David V.
    David ValentinOctober 28, 2011
    Get the Chicken and Waffles, and than try the Gouda Mac and Cheese
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin CallejoOctober 13, 2011
    Chicken and waffles are as good as their claim. Good eats.
  • @CarlThaCoach
    @CarlThaCoachOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything here is good!
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChenSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for a late lunch, post 2:15pm, and the wait usually isn't too bad.
  • Cec L.
    Cec LevelSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Waffles are great, but try the gumbo when you get a chance too.
  • Faith W.
    Faith WalkerSeptember 4, 2011
    Grits are off the chain!
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chicken & Waffles! Two cornmeal waffle halves with brown sugar butter, and apple cider syrup. they also gave me 2 pieces of chicken including a breast and a leg and I love those! :)
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Yes - the waffles are astonishing - get them with some of the best fried chicken you've ever had!
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I just got to meet the mayor - he looks just like his photo!
  • Améredia
    AmérediaJuly 14, 2011
    Southern, but very hip-style rosemary fried chicken and waffle with apple cider syrup - yummy!
  • Lan
    LanJune 13, 2011
    The best chicken and waffles I've ever had! Read more
  • Toropoki
    ToropokiJune 9, 2011
    Everything is great here! Friendly helpful staff. :-)
  • Dilcie P.
    Dilcie PaschallMay 19, 2011
    The waffles are wonderful!!
  • Soulfulintuition
    SoulfulintuitionApril 3, 2011
    Gotta get the shrimp n grits!! The BEST. hands down!
  • John B.
    John BobeldykFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    you can skip the wait for chicken & cornmeal waffles if you arrive before noon.
  • Toni R.
    Toni ReitzellFebruary 9, 2011
    Bucket list these waffles!
  • Nino E.
    Nino EJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grits with 2 poached eggs with a side of bacon, crush bacon and sprinkle on grits, your welcome.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaDecember 11, 2010
    You're in for a wait. Wait for a table, wait for the food.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 29, 2010
    Try the Ribs
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceNovember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken and Waffles
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceNovember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sticky bun
  • Sara H.
    Sara HolderfieldNovember 10, 2010
    Ribs were AWESOME!
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Had waffles and chicken - It's breakfast, it's lunchIt's breakfast, it's lunchIt's BOTHLooks great and WAY better than it looksReally!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JohnsonMarch 21, 2010
    Get the Veggie Scramble and add sausage. It will be awesomer.
  • Paula W.
    This is the best breakfast in Oakland! Try the cornmeal waffles and fried chicken - you will thank me. Read more
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