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Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
+1 510-839-7685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“waffles” (93 reviews)
“beignets” (20 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends for brunch and it was worth the wait :) great options and the waffles were definitely a highlight.

Thank Adelaida S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place deserves 20 stars atmosphere location staff and especially the food.... best part of my west coast visit

Thank Ieisha H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brown Sugar is getting ready to move to a bigger space. We will miss the funky real quality of the Mandella Avenue location, but not the line that can wind around the block. Brown Sugar is Oakland-Southern Grits and shrimp - or just grits Waffles...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our son treated us to breakfast here. He bought a bottle of champagne for mimosas, chicken n waffles and shrimp n grits. All was delicious. The waffles are the best I've ever had, the chicken was moist, crispy and ful of wonderful flavor, the shrimp...More

Thank Sky G
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Went in with high expectations given all the amazing reviews. Unfortunately was very disappointed. Waffles were nice but not outstanding. Jerk chicken and fried chicken were both very dry. Would not order either again. The oyster boy was really really good though. 5/5 for that....More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

In October 2015 myself and a friend where traveling from Seattle down through California and across to Arizona for her new job. We tried to do local places each city we went to. I looked up breakfast/brunch places and Brown Sugar popped up. We are...More

1  Thank Hurricane_Bridgette
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I have Southern relatives so I know what a Southern breakfast should be, and this place delivers all that and more! My fiancé tried the fried chicken and cornmeal waffle with apply cider syrup. I had an espresso to drink, and a vegetarian scramble with...More

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic comfort food with unique twists. Always busy so come early! They don't take reservations and will not seat your party unless everyone is there.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Let's just start out by saying it's not all that easy to find as it's off the beaten track. But it was well worth the effort. Who would ever combine waffles and chicken? I just had to try it no matter how tempting the other...More

Thank Hetta M
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this breakfast spot. Waffles and fried chicken was amazing. Corn meal waffle was really fluffy and moist, spices on the fried chicken were delicious. It is a little pricey at $18 for chicken and waffles. Still, 5 stars from me.

Thank Woody84109
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-839-7685
  • E-mail
Brown Sugar Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch. We have a Zagat score of 26, which is the highest score for a soul food restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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