Ed from Bette's DinerIt’s a bit of a trip, but so worth the effort! Got to 4th Street just past University in Bezerkely at about 9:15. Late for us- and for Bette’s. There was a group waiting both in and out (balmy weather for the last week in November) but Ed (25 years working strong) offered us a counter seat within 5 minutes.

Food rips out at light speed from Trudy- 30 years slinging hash -and Benjamin, a near-novice with “only” twelve years on the job. Employees tend to stay a long time at their positions and the quality of service and food reflects their commitment. And “hash” this ain’t. Try gourmet yet homey breakfasts and lunches.

Aleso and I have had the pleasure of eating their wonderful offerings for over 30 years. Never have we been disappointed. Each day’s specials are just that- “special.” And if their filling breakfasts aren’t enough, how about scones, morning buns, or various delectable pastries to go? Still hungry? Slide into their adjacent deli-type store and the choices abound for lunch or take-home dinners. Lots of things to bake at home also.

Address- 1807 – 4th Street in Berkeley just north of University Ave. Lots of shops to walk around and check out in the area before or after eating.

Menu: http://www.bettesdiner.com/menus/bettesdiner.pdf

And for Bette’s website- full of great info: http://www.bettesdiner.com/AboutUs.aspx

Check out Trudy and Benjamin in action- so fast, so efficient, so expert! Without a doubt- best in the Bay Area!

Trudy and Benjamin