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Mama's Royal Cafe

) #147 of 1,102 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ American, Cafe
4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
+1 510-547-7600
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for almost 20 years. I have a lot of affection for this place, but today, they just weren't tuned in. The food is still good, but the restaurant is not clean (it never has been, actually) and the staff walk around...More

Thank StDenisGirl
Reviewed 13 February 2017

and get there early, this place fills up on weekends especially. copious amounts of cheese and lot's of vegetarian options

Thank bryan m
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Mama's since the '80s. Need I say more? Uniquely Oakland with good food, friendly staff (mostly) ands long waits on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank VolvanaWhite
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The breakfast at Mama's is very good, with a nice variety and an option for every palette and mood. The portions are of a good size and the food of good quality. The staff are friendly and attentive and frequently check to ensure that you...More

Thank QSM42
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My sister brought us here for brunch, cute little place with relatively quickly turnaround and packed on a Sunday morning. We arrived around 9:30a and ended up waiting about 20min. Service was friendly and the setting is diner style with wooden booths, tables and a...More

Thank H777
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The food at Mama's Royal Cafe is good. Not outstanding or lackluster, just good. I ordered the oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts and banana with a side of bacon. My friend ordered the biscuits and gravy. Both were filling and homey, served by a cheerful waitress...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I honestly can't say enough good things about this place!!! The food is delicious and always prepared perfectly. Honestly, most breakfast places these days seem to undercook my eggs, but Mama's always gets it PERFECT. The coffee is excellent. The staff are incredibly friendly. They...More

Thank Keelia M
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We visit friends in Oakland for Thanksgiving every year, and breakfast at Mama's Royal Cafe has become a big part of our trip - we ate there three times in a week. I love the atmosphere as well as the food, it can be quite...More

Thank Heatherthevet
Reviewed 15 October 2015

...of what happens with most places in the east bay. The menu offers simple hearty fare with what seems to be a conscience for the food and the people they serve. Mama's reminds me of the beach restaurants in LA in the late 70's and...More

Thank Rodney K
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I've never had a bad meal here! Its all good from breakfast to the wonderful gruyere grilled cheese.

Thank Kathi D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611-5618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-7600
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