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Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
+1 510-839-7685
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“beignets” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to have brunch here on Sunday, 8-5-18. The food is delicious and the service is amazing! My husband said the voen meal waffles he had were the best waffles he has ever tasted! My son had the pork hash and said...More

Thank opensky21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite places for breakfast, Chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits both on point. The problem is their popularity and the small space. Looking forward to an expansion location if the keep the same menu..

Thank CaliTreasures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is wow too. Spiced just right, crunchy when needed, and not greasy. Good service, chill crowd. Have to come back!

Thank i-witness30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love support black owned restaurants so this was. treat. The rest was clean and very busy. I loved my Jerk Chicken meal even though it as not too spicy. The Cornbread was great. I would go back here again.

Thank Quills G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant, great food, great recipe book. Loved this place!! Wonderful Louisiana food, yummy beignets, best fried chicken and much more. Recommended.

Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t imagine I will ever eat fried chicken as good as I found here. Perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside, of course but the chicken itself....Wow! Tender and full of flavor. Just the right amount of spice. You may wait for a table but seriously...wait...you...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation.... I would still recommend it, just be aware that the service sucks. I had to remind the waiter 3x to bring my water, the greater seemed to hate his job, but even worse he didn’t worry that his face...More

Thank junyea
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Had my first Oakland breakfast. Ordered the vegetable breakfast and waffles. Food was nicely made, decent portions as well. Service was good, with refill of coffee.

Thank AmeliC82
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Tanya's Holland is the owner of this small and fabulous soul food restaurant which is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The food is consistently, all the time, and always good! The wait is long, the ambiance is busy and you might meet some other...More

Thank J L J
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

After a too long wait outside, the atmosphere inside was very casual but not all that welcoming. The counter s sus looked to be the best in the house If you want good service. The chicken and waffles looked great during prep - the waffle...More

Thank Duhhg
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Aaron M
May 3, 2018|
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Response from PartrickL | Reviewed this property |
No I am afraid not. Get there early.
August 19, 2017|
Response from PartrickL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Its not fussy so call them because they might not object.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-839-7685
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Brown Sugar Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch. We have a Zagat score of 26, which is the highest score for a soul food restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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