1807 Fourth Street, Berkeley, California 94710
(510) 644 - 3230
Bettes Oceanview Diner
DescriptionBette's Oceanview Diner is located at 1807 Fourh Street, Berkeley, California. Street parking or several parking lots with handicapped spaces are nearby.
There is a street level, single-door entrance. Booths, a counter, and tables and chairs provide seating.
A few tables are available for outdoor seating on Fourth Street. Although a bit tight to maneuver inside, a wheelchair fits.
A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom is located toward the back.
There is no baby-changing station.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: about a half block
Places to rest: benches along the street
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalks
Doors: single door
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: a bit tight
Places to sit: booths, counter, tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: toward the back
Type of restroom: single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: this is a diner
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly
Notes: *There are handicapped spaces in each of the parking lots along Fourth Street.
Fourth Street, Berkeley, California is home to Bette’s Oceanview Diner. We had heard about the diner, but finding it here on a street with no ocean view, made us ask. Our waitress said she thought that the neighborhood had once been called “Oceanview,” although she was not sure. Apparently, it is now somewhat of a joke. That being said, the food and service here is no joke. Good food and pleasant service can be found in a vintage diner setting, complete with real Naugahyde booths and bar stools at the counter.
“Since 1982 people have lined up at Bette’s, where hearty breakfasts, good strong coffee and lively conversation are served all day long.” (website)
The single-door, street level entrance leads to the small restaurant. A huge piece of pie hanging over the counter makes quite a statement. Booths and a long counter occupy the front, with tables and chairs in back. Although it is not roomy, a wheelchair fits. There is some outdoor seating on the sidewalk.
We arrived at 2:00 pm to find out they close at 2:30. They greeted us graciously and never rushed us. Seems they are open for breakfast and lunch. We had a delicious lunch along with some nice conversation. We will definitely return. We hear that the line is quite long for weekend brunch. We advise checking the website for specific times.
If you want to sit outdoors, facing Fourth Street, there are several tables out front.
A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom can be found toward the rear. There is no baby-changing station.
Parking can be found on the street, in one of the parking lots along Fourth Street, or around the block. We were there during the week and had no problem parking right in front of the diner.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website,www.bettesdiner.com, when planning a visit, to “”know before you go.””