NOTE: As of SEPT. 10, 2021, the City of Berkeley will require proof of vaccination for all indoor diners above the age of 12. Please bring your vaccination card or a digitized version if you wish to eat inside. We have limited outdoor seating.

We do not take reservations. Please come down in person and we will add you to our virtual list. You will receive a text you when your table is ready.

Bette’s Diner hours:

Monday-Friday, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Saturday & Sunday from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.


Bette’s To Go hours:

Monday-Friday, from 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Saturday & Sunday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

You can order from the To Go in person, by phone at (510) 548-9494, or ONLINE.

Give us a call at (510) 548-9494.

Order from Bette’s To Go


Bette’s Oceanview Diner is a Berkeley institution, family-owned and -run since 1982. Most famous for our pancakes — be they buttermilk, cottage cheese, pumpkin or gingerbread — we’re a California-style diner with emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and homemade fare.

From our lemon currant scones to our blueberry, bran and donut muffins (rolled in butter then cinnamon sugar), all our baked goods are made on the premises by our fabulous bakers. The coffee steaming in that bottomless cup is roasted in nearby Emeryville and our bagels are from down the street. We like our eggs cooked soft and custardy.

But at Bette’s, it’s not all about the meatloaf. It’s about the overall experience. And in order for that experience to mean something, “somebody has to be home and you have to have a good time,” as Bette used to say.

The music. We bought our 1957 Seaburg jukebox before the stove. The records rotate on a weekly basis, curated by our loyal DJ.

The comfort and style. Burgundy red naugahyde booths, gray linen formica countertop, stainless steel trimming, a gigantic piece of cherry pie in the sky – a real gem of a restaurant.

Above all, the people. They stick around, both customers and staff, many of whom have been around for more than a decade, sometimes two. “Diner people” reflect the whole gamut of life in Berkeley.

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To tide you over until your next Diner visit, we recommend getting yourself a copy of The Pancake Handbook (for sale online or onsite). This classic compendium includes the recipes for every pancake, soufflé, blintz, crêpe or latke you’ve savored in our restaurant. The cookbook also includes useful tips and quips so that you can serve up the perfect flapjacks at home for family and friends. Stylish Bette’s Diner t-shirts and mugs are also available for purchase at the restaurant.



1807 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-3230

Monday-Friday 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Monday-Friday 7 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day