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Royal Cafe

811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
+1 510-525-6066
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“lemon curd” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
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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
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in years, but was in town recently and we decided to give it a try. Looks same as it ever was, same decor, pretty much same menu. Breakfast was a decent omelette with the famous scones and lemon custard. Service is...More

Thank MarleyMe77
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a cute diner that has been one of my brunch go-to's for many years. They have a diverse breakfast menu that offers a wide range of pancakes and waffles, including buckwheat and corn flour-based waffles with authentic maple syrup, and lots of omelette...More

Thank Bronya F
Reviewed 12 March 2017

On recent trips to east SF Bay Area my wife and I are always on the lookout for a good breakfast or lunch establishment. Royal Café fits that description well. It appears to be a local favorite and has become ours when in the area....More

Thank John R
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Royal Café has an old-fashioned décor, with toasters, lunch boxes, and (I think) an old-fashioned juke box. The menu is extensive, but not overwhelming. After a few visits, you’ll probably settle down to 3-5 things you like the best. One of our family favorites...More

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I lived in this area for several years before I realized I'd driven past this restaurant a million times and never went in. Big mistake! The breakfast here is really fantastic. I would avoid going at busy times (10 a.m. on Saturday, etc.) because it...More

Thank Cara C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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