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Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
+1 510-839-7685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“beignets” (20 reviews)
“waffles” (91 reviews)
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our son treated us to breakfast here. He bought a bottle of champagne for mimosas, chicken n waffles and shrimp n grits. All was delicious. The waffles are the best I've ever had, the chicken was moist, crispy and ful of wonderful flavor, the shrimp...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Went in with high expectations given all the amazing reviews. Unfortunately was very disappointed. Waffles were nice but not outstanding. Jerk chicken and fried chicken were both very dry. Would not order either again. The oyster boy was really really good though. 5/5 for that....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

In October 2015 myself and a friend where traveling from Seattle down through California and across to Arizona for her new job. We tried to do local places each city we went to. I looked up breakfast/brunch places and Brown Sugar popped up. We are...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I have Southern relatives so I know what a Southern breakfast should be, and this place delivers all that and more! My fiancé tried the fried chicken and cornmeal waffle with apply cider syrup. I had an espresso to drink, and a vegetarian scramble with...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic comfort food with unique twists. Always busy so come early! They don't take reservations and will not seat your party unless everyone is there.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Let's just start out by saying it's not all that easy to find as it's off the beaten track. But it was well worth the effort. Who would ever combine waffles and chicken? I just had to try it no matter how tempting the other...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this breakfast spot. Waffles and fried chicken was amazing. Corn meal waffle was really fluffy and moist, spices on the fried chicken were delicious. It is a little pricey at $18 for chicken and waffles. Still, 5 stars from me.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I've gone twice now. Had the chicken and waffles the first time. They were wonderful! Especially the waffles. There was a 20 minute wait for one because it was a Sunday, but you can get coffee while you wait, which was nice (the coffee is...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had the waffles and fried chicken! Wonderful. Coffee was great. Came on a rainy Saturday so the wait was short.

Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had been wanting to go to Brown Sugar Kitchen for several years. It is only open for breakfast and lunch, and we just prefer eating breakfast at home. Finding a day on which my wife and I could go there for lunch had been...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-839-7685
  • E-mail
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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