I went to Mama’s Royal Cafe the other day for breakfast, a semi-regular breakfast place for us over here in Oakland. We sat in a wooden booth hence the photos being a little darker than usual.
There are teacups hanging along the wall…
I decided to order a custom omelette today – spinach and feta. I always thought that spinach and feta was a standard omelette combination, but apparently I was wrong… on the menu they have a spinach and jack but no feta. I credit this way of thinking to being from the East Coast where most of the diners are owned by Greek people. I miss east coast diners.
The omelette was good. A little too much feta but it was tasty and very filling.
I have to be honest… like this place, but I don’t LOVE it. It’s not a place I necessarily crave, but I don’t mind eating there, mostly because there’s not really anywhere else to eat in our neighborhood and it’s good just not great (but alot of people really love it, don’t get me wrong).
My main qualm is that they serve breakfast potatoes and they don’t have hashed browns (unfortunately not many places do in the bay area). That’s really it. I’m a hashed brown snob.
Disclaimer: this place gets crowded. If you don’t want to wait forever, go early in the morning before 9am.
Mama’s Royal Cafe
Oakland, CA 94611