Address

1807 Fourth Street, Berkeley, California 94710

Phone Number

(510) 644 - 3230

Date Visited

04/29/2015

Website

Link to Website

Bettes Oceanview Diner

Description

Bette'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.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped spaces:  in parking lots
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  about a half block
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches along the street
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalks
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at street level main entrance
    Doors:  single door
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  na
    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.

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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.””



Location


Nearby

Fourth Street, Berkeley, Ca.