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Royal Cafe

811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
+1 510-525-6066
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“lemon curd” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for breakfast, two of us had bacon and eggs...the bacon is cured in house, and if you live bacon, is not to be missed! They make killer muffins as well, today it was mixed berry. There is also a selection of toasts from local...More

Thank Dorena M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was as expected for a mid-morning weekend day, but the food was so worth it. I rarely order waffles because they are usually disappointing , but Royal Cafe’s waffles are vanilla-laced, light and very tasty even without syrup. Accompanied by their slightly spicy,...More

Thank SiValTchr
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stopped here for breakfast Sunday morning and glad we did. The food was excellent. My Denver Omelette with potatoes and 9 grain whole wheat toast was very good. My wife's Cornmeal Waffle was piled high with berries and bananas. Also, very good. The other...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a great place for brunch....the food is great, the service is wonderful, and you know you are in the right place when the wait to get in is out the door...Everyone's meals were cooked perfectly, the coffee was delicious, and we left well...More

Thank everythingceltic
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Laid back breakfast specialty place popular with locals. Excellent service, standard type cuisine. They have a full range of breakfast dishes. It is certainly worth a visit to see the 1950's decor with old appliances, movie posters and photos; including an old one of Angela...More

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Royal Cafe is a favorite among locals and there are many reasons why. Here are a few. 1) They have a (small) parking lot. 2) Their menu is filled with delightful items like house-made lemon curd, house-made sausages, and cornmeal pancakes. 3) They brew...More

Thank Anna_E_Hiller
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I've been to the Royal Cafe a few times and I really love it. It's worth a trip for homemade scones alone, they're sooo good. I'm also a huge fan of the egg white veggie omelet. It's not a large restaurant but it's got a...More

Thank Dana O
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great breakfast and lunch spot. They've been around for years yet still found a way to remain consistent. The chicken and waffles were great.

Thank JayBeeCA
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast! Great Cornbread waffle and awesome pancakes. Real maple syrup sure helps. Will definitely come back here again.

Thank Dann L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning, expecting some wait, however, there was a table available, the staff were kind efficient and the food great. We will return!!

Thank Liz S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-6066
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