Mama's Royal Cafe is a fun and friendly place for breakfast, lunch or brunch. The restaurant has been a neighborhood staple for years...since 1974!
Expect long lines on the weekends around brunch time but the food is well worth the wait! The wait staff have a definite hipster vibe and they are cash only. There is an annual highly contested napkin art competition that decorates the walls thanks to a local art school as well as a collection of Mama's aprons through the years.
Mama's Royal Cafe was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Breakfast/Brunch Readers' Poll Award in 2014 and 2015.
4012 Broadway, Oakland, California 94611
Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Lunch: 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Links and References
- Mama's Royal Cafe official website
- 40 years later, Mama's Royal Cafe still serving comforts of home Oakland Tribune February 23, 2014
- Legendary Oakland Diner Immortalized in New Graphic Novel TheBoldItalic.com May 18, 2014