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“Good Eats for Not a Lot of Money”
Review of ButtercuP

ButtercuP
Ranked #15 of 1 368 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We came upon this diner one evening after walking around Jack London Square. This place serves American dishes typical of this type of restaurant. I had a bowl of the soup of the day, and to my surprise, this Minestrone--made with chunks of meat--was just delicious and a meal in itself! The waitress was really friendly (hi, Brenda!). We also ordered the fish and chips, which were plentiful. There are other places around within walking distance with varied and specialized menus, but Buttercup offers downright good eats for not a lot of money!

Thank ricsandimas
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

good food and good prices..breakfast is ace...location is good as well and its a well known place for the uber people to find

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Our nearby hotel had no breakfast service, so we needed a good breakfast restaurent. There were not many choices, so we ate at the Buttercup twice.

Service was slow. The kitchen did not manage to bring all the items of a multi-year order put together. The second morning my waffle was the last to arrive, and is was already cold. The one morning we had to hunt down a waitress to take out order, and the other morning we had to find her to get the check.

On the other hand, my husband's omelette was good, and the bacon is very good. The pancakes were good but not great. The waffle was about as good as the ones you make yourself at chain motels.

Thank AoifeCuRua
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This is a no frills place: counter seating, booths, a few tables, with standard coffee shop menu. Plus, ugly popcorn ceilings. But the omelette was very good and the serving would easily have fed two.

Additionally, the service was quick, the waitress was happy to substitute fresh fruit for toast, and she not only brought milk for my coffee but she had more milk with her when she arrived to refill my cup.

Not that this place has any charm, but it’s clean and the food and service did the job well.

Thank Patty8888
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has recently been remodeled. It has lots of windows and lots of light. The breakfast was very good with their special O'Bryan potatoes and crispy fried bacon. Yummy.

Thank Madelyn J
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