Homemade Cafe serves delicious, classic breakfast and lunch fare with seasonally inspired specials in Berkeley, CA. We have both classic diner fare and healthier options to satisfy every one of our customers!

Our friendly staff has been serving you for over 30 years. We are happy to have such an amazing menu to offer. Stop by and try our famous home fries with a stack of fresh made pancakes or cinnamon swirl french toast. Sip on some coffee as you enjoy an order of huevos rancheros or even a vegan tofu scramble with grits!

In 2008 we went green and are proud to source our foods from organic vendors. We bring you only the best ingredients so you know your food is high quality. We are proud to have been a part of the neighborhood for so long and offer you a friendly, comfortable place to bring your family and friends for a tasty breakfast or lunch! We offer seasonal specials in addition to our regular menu so you can come by and try something new!

Stop by and get to know your neighbors over some delicious breakfast and lunch fare today!


What we make


What they say

"Best Breakfast in Berkeley"

Kathy L

This is one of my family's favorite places to eat when visiting Berkeley. I would suggest the fluffy pancakes. They are the best. The home fries are simply divine. My husband loves the corned beef hash with poached eggs. The Mexican egg scramble is also good.

This is the place to go for breakfast!

Tora S
Have been going to the Homemade Cafe for years. They are known for their breakfast potatoes, whole wheat waffles, the best pancakes, delicious cinnamon bread french toast and homemade muffins and coffeecake! They have the best Eggs Florentine and now offer specials daily. The heirloom tomato and arugula topping on the eggs special one day was fabulous! They have great coffee too, dark and rich and you can help yourself to as much of it as you like. Small place so sometimes there is a line, especially on weekends and holidays but well worth the wait.

Great breakfast, best home fries and waffles

My husband and I have been dining here for over 28 years. Fabulous, consistently good. You have up wait on weekends, because it is THAT good. Best waffle in the world and their home fries with pesto to die for.

Yay for Homemade!!

I loved everything. Now, this is kind of cheating, I've been eating there for years. But the thing you have to bear in mind is that going back, year over year (and now from Thailand!) it has never flagged in quality. The food is consistently good.

"What's to mess up with breakfast?" you might ask. Plenty. But the key to a good breakfast is timing, and they manage to keep that going. Everything is hot when delivered to the table and special requests (crisp bacon here, soft bacon for that person...extra sour cream please?) seem to be their stock in trade. They don't miss a beat. If there is ever an error (I'm trying to remember....it's been a while) it's fixed immediately without so much as a second glance. The coffee's always on and the juice is so fresh I can smell the oranges.

Yes, I'm raving. When you travel about the globe in and out of all sorts of environs where people say they make "American breakfast" and, honestly, they try hard...you still want to come back to something really good, familiar, hearty and satisfying. And the portions always seem just about right!

It Never Fails...Great Food

Best breakfast/brunch in Berkeley in my opinion. Indoor and outdoor seating but I prefer outdoor on a nice spring day. Berkeley's weather is actually perfect for outdoor dinning. Not too hot, not to cold. Just right, with a nice breeze.

The blueberry pancakes are to die for, and so is the entree called "homefry heaven". Oh my, I order those 2 items every time, but from the looks of it, all of their food is good. I have also had their waffles! Yummy! Portion sizes are good, and the food itself is just good quality. This is another place with great variety on the menu, great value, good enough service, and a relaxing atmosphere.

Because this restaurant is so good, it's literally always packed! You will have to put your name on the list and wait. The larger your party, the longer you wait. If you are flexible to the indoor/outdoor arrangement, you could be seated fairly quickly. They are also only open half day (and that tells you something if a restaurant doesn't need to be open all day).

Great! And helpful with allergies

I love diners and when we found out that this one was near the house that we rented in Berkeley, I was thrilled. It's relaxed and comfortable, great food (all of it, though I was partial to the vegan breakfast and (non-vegan) unbelievable cookies). They were also extremely helpful and reassuring with my young daughter's severe (anaphylactic) food allergies. It's worth going early, as it does fill up.

Opening Times

Monday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

(510) 845-1940