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Royal Cafe

811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
+1 510-525-6066
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lemon curd” (16 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have eaten here a number of times over the years as we travel to this part of CA. This is a great place for breakfast. We generally come with a crowd of 6-10 people. Service is always friendly. The many breakfast selections we have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mahoo95
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here several times. The ambience is cool. Lots of old time pictures and objects. Good choices on the menu and restaurant willing to adjust. The wait was not bad at all - really. The food was ok. Most prices around $15 an entree....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DHudsonval
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I've eaten here hundreds of times. Meals are large, nourishing and old fashion. Everything made in their own kitchen. Fresh scones with lemon curd, great pancakes, and breakfast omelets etc. Service is warm and friendly, very fast and responsive. Occasionally too busy to hang out...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are here this morning. The atmosphere is great. In many ways it looks like the inside of an old 1950s environment. I ordered plain pancakes, but the waitress brought me blueberry pancakes. I hate blueberry pancakes. Shen then brought me regular...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank zip98221
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We loved Royal Cafe for breakfast. "The Solano" was a terrific scrambled egg dish, and the Greek omelette -- stuffed with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and feta -- was equally superb. Real home fries, and choice of above-ordinary toast or homemade muffin or scone bathed in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AVLwriter
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Here for breakfast, two of us had bacon and eggs...the bacon is cured in house, and if you live bacon, is not to be missed! They make killer muffins as well, today it was mixed berry. There is also a selection of toasts from local...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dorenam2014
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

The wait was as expected for a mid-morning weekend day, but the food was so worth it. I rarely order waffles because they are usually disappointing , but Royal Cafe’s waffles are vanilla-laced, light and very tasty even without syrup. Accompanied by their slightly spicy,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SiValTchr
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We stopped here for breakfast Sunday morning and glad we did. The food was excellent. My Denver Omelette with potatoes and 9 grain whole wheat toast was very good. My wife's Cornmeal Waffle was piled high with berries and bananas. Also, very good. The other...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Don C
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is a great place for brunch....the food is great, the service is wonderful, and you know you are in the right place when the wait to get in is out the door...Everyone's meals were cooked perfectly, the coffee was delicious, and we left well...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank everythingceltic
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Laid back breakfast specialty place popular with locals. Excellent service, standard type cuisine. They have a full range of breakfast dishes. It is certainly worth a visit to see the 1950's decor with old appliances, movie posters and photos; including an old one of Angela...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank howard1652
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-6066
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