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The Sunny Side Cafe

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1499 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94706
+1 510-527-5383
08:00 - 15:00
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berkeley, califormia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We enjoyed a great breakfast here. The orange juice was fresh and delicious.. The pancakes were very good.

Thank nancy r
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our family of 5 were seated inside about a minute after we checked in. Our waitress promptly brought us coffee and then checked back to see if we were ready to order. I had the special marscapone filled French toast. Excellent! My hubby had Joes special, which he loved. Our other guests had the eggs benefits which they all enjoyed.... More 

Thank coopersmom2007
Alameda, California
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Walked in for brunch and had a very good experience. Even though it was Saturday, a very busy brunch day, I got a seat. My food came quickly and was very good. I ordered a build your own scramble. It came with garlic potatoes, not to be missed, and toast. Yum! Good selection, great coffee and tea as well as... More 

Thank Roberta5261
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Small family owned and run restaurant just off campus. Really excellent breakfast and lunch staples served in a friendly atmosphere and in an efficient way. Ended up breakfasting there most mornings of my trip - very enjoyable.

Thank Monty10001
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The Sunny Side Cafe is a small little restaurant in the heart of Berkeley. If you are looking for a laid back, no frill surroundings then this is the place. The French toast and chocolate pancakes were delicious. Very large helpings! The egg scramble was average. Service was just fair. No one really checked on us after the meal and... More 

Thank Karen K
Warren, New Jersey
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice place with sidewalk seating, just across from Safeway on Solano. Service is OK. Prices are reasonable. Low key, no pretension.

Thank Andrew K
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We started going here because they have a small sidewalk dining area and we bring our dog to lunch quite often. Their bacon is the best and they listen as to how you you want it! We usually get breakfast foods, and are never disappointed.

Thank exladyprof
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant local breakfast spot with on ample street parking that offers good American fare at reasonable prices with attentive service. Opens 830 am. Been here many times over the years, never disappointed. Particularly enjoy the eggs over easy with roasted tomatoes and mild Italian sausage. Yum.

Thank MarkSS1
Silver Spring, Maryland
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974 reviews
624 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Sunny Side offers breakfast and lunch foods. We came for lunch and ordered sandwiches (tuna salad and chicken). Both were perfectly okay without being in any way exceptional. The outdoor tables were too chilly for comfort, and the ground floor tables too crowded, so we went upstairs, where we had the place mostly to ourselves. Our waitress worked hard (since... More 

Thank jaseaton
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I brought my mom here for brunch in early November. We had oatmeal, eggs benedict and house coffee. Their dishes are delicious. I'm a big fan of oatmeal, and theirs was one of the best I have tried. Eggs were cooked really well with a rich and creamy sauce. Coffee was okay. The only downside is that there is not... More 

Thank Margarita F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1499 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-5383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?