I recently started a new freelance gig and to celebrate new beginnings we went to Mama’s Royal Cafe for breakfast. This is one of our neighborhood breakfast places… I’ve been eating here now for about 4 years. Now that I’m in my 30s, (if possible) I try to avoid crowds, so we usually go early before the rush, because this place gets busy!
Note, Mama’s is CASH ONLY. They do have an ATM machine there in case you forget cash…
Since we arrived early (about 7:30am), the place was pretty empty so we got a booth, woo hoo! Here’s a tight shot of the room with the booths. There are aprons hanging all over the walls.
When’s the last time you saw a restaurant jukebox? Here you go… they don’t work but they’re nice to look at. People have carved their names and messages in the booths.
I ordered the Combo breakfast which includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, bacon, and an egg (I ordered over-medium). It does not come with toast so I had to order that separate. The pancakes are freaking awesome. I’m not really the type to order pancakes or waffles or any sweet things for breakfast (unless I’m at Perkin’s bc I love their apricot syrup, lol)…. but I was in the mood for pancakes – and the bacon adds a nice salty touch. You know, a bite of pancakes, a bite of bacon…. until it’s gone.
I love these pancakes and bacon!! The pancakes are light and fluffy and absolutely perfect.
This is the view from our booth…
Here’s the main room that you enter when you walk into the restaurant.
On your way out, look up and you’ll see a bunch of strange masks and a giant coffee cup, lol.
Here’s the outside of Mama’s.
All in all, Mama’s is great for breakfast. I highly recommend their pancakes and bacon, soooo good! Very satisfying. Just don’t forget to bring cash, and get their early if you don’t want to wait 2309485743w587 minutes in line.
Mama’s Royal Cafe
Oakland, CA 94611