Since Rockridge is the baby capital of Oakland, and our good old friends Heather and Hamish have one of those we thought we would bring them to this kid friendly restaurant and review. We met for brunch at the Rockridge Cafe.
From left to right: Hamish, Steve's reflection, Mavis, Heather and Briana
Our meals (clockwise starting in the upper left): Steve got a spinach and cheese omelet with a blueberry muffin. Briana got the chorizo scramble with wheat toast. Hamish got fried eggs, chicken apple sausage, potatoes and the blueberry muffin. Heather got Eggs Blackstone with the Hollandaise on the side. Mavis didn't order anything, but tried to eat the table.
Both Hamish and Steve agreed that the blueberry muffin is the way to go here at the Rockridge Cafe. They are fresh baked, nicely toasted and crisp on the outside and soft on the inside (Steve wanted to call the inside of the muffin "moist", but Briana thinks that's too creepy for this family review). Everything was good standard breakfast fare; the muffin was the only thing that stood out. Service was really friendly and fast. We went on a Thursday morning and only had a short wait, we imagine it might be more crowded on a weekend.
Miss Mavis. Not cute, not painfully cute in the slightest.
Here's to a great 2011 and a great brunch!!
We thought this restaurant was a pleasant place to breakfast with our friends. It's a good diner that isn't trying to reinvent breakfast, it just keeps it real. We give Rockridge Cafe a 3.5 sabuys.
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