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The 8 Best Breakfast Places Near El Cerrito

Updated: May 2, 2022

A tasty breakfast sets the tone for the day and these El Cerrito diners make the best scrambles and pastry in town! We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of breakfast spots! Rise and shine and start your day with great sausages and gravy, smoothies, and omelets at these El Cerrito diners.

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Well Grounded

Bagel shop, $, El CerritoBagel shop, $El Cerrito
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

    Gluten Free Breakfast Places in Berkeley

    Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

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La Note

French, $$, BerkeleyFrench, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10Best - Fuel Up on the Best Carbs in Berkeley at These Breakfast Spots

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Where to Find the Best Breakfast in SF's East Bay

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Tomate Cafe

American, $, BerkeleyAmerican, $Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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  • Infatuation

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Gran Milan

Desserts, $, RichmondDesserts, $Richmond, Southwest Annex
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Polaris Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, EmeryvilleTea & Coffee, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Semifreddi's Bakery

Bakery, $, KensingtonBakery, $Kensington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sam's Log Cabin

American, $$, AlbanyAmerican, $$Albany, Lower Solano
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Berkeleyside Nosh

    Nosh Guide: Breakfast & Brunch

    Berkeleyside Nosh

    The 10 Best Biscuits and Gravy Dishes to Brunch on in the Bay Area

900 Grayson

New American, $$, BerkeleyNew American, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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    The 5 Best Chicken & Waffles In Oakland

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 El Cerrito restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2955 top lists and articles from the likes of Find Me Gluten Free, Berkeleyside Nosh and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. The restaurants you see have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in Berkeley, Berkeleyside Nosh - Nosh Guide: Breakfast & Brunch and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Where to Find the Best Breakfast in SF's East Bay. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pinot Blanc with your cheese and spinach pancake

    The smooth and dry flavors in Pinot Blanc makes it a great white wine to pair with cheese and spinach pancake.

  • A next-level match for pancake with chocolate sauce

    When having pancake with chocolate sauce, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Port, a popular red wine.

  • The ideal drink pairing for berry pancake

    Knowing what to pair with berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

Fun facts

  • History lesson

    The tea was only thought up in 2737 B.C.! We wonder what people ever did without some good tea in their lives...

  • National Waffle Day

    Grab your waffle to celebrate National Waffle Day! Don’t forget, it’s on August 24.

  • The priciest dish

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,000 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, omelette?

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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