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Best Breakfast Burritos In The East Bay

September 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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Breakfast Burrito (credit: Chow.com)

Breakfast Burrito (credit: Chow.com)

Breakfast Burrito (credit: Chow.com)

The classic breakfast burrito consists of fluffy scrambled eggs, potatoes and salsa all wrapped up nice and comfy in a big, soft, warm flour tortilla. Meat of some sort is usually extra. Add a garnish of sliced avocado and a sprig of fresh cilantro and we’re talking some pretty fine eats to kick-start your day. Below are a few choice venues where you can enjoy this this non-traditional yet admirable all-in-one breakfast.

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Northside Café
1878 Euclid Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 845-3663
www.northsidecafe.net

The Northside Café is a great place to enjoy a calm breakfast before the hurley-burley of the day sets in, and its breakfast wrap is just the thing to start your day off right. For $3.99, you get a more than generous serving of scrambled eggs, excellent cheddar cheese and house potatoes smothered in an artful salsa and all wrapped up in a huge flour tortilla. Spring for an extra buck and you get bacon or ham. For an extra $1.50, you can add Polish sausage or chicken apple sausage.

The Sunny Side Café
2136 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-9900
www.thesunnysidecafe.com

Berkeley’s The Sunny Side Cafe is a charming little eatery that serves a ginormous breakfast burrito. Come in with an appetite because you can get two scrambled eggs with salsa, homefries and vegetarian black beans all wrapped up in a tomato tortilla. At first glance, this cafe looks like a dinky little hole in the wall, but there is upstairs seating that overlooks the street as well outdoor seating, perfect for a warm day. The service is cheerful and the breakfast burrito will leave you pretty happy as well.

 Best Breakfast Burritos In The East Bay

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Ann’s Kitchen
2498 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-8885
www.sites.google.com/annskitchenberkeley

If you’re looking for a large breakfast on the cheap, Ann’s Kitchen is the way to go. It is slightly off campus so there aren’t quite as many students crowding into this spot for the breakfast rush. Ann’s hearty breakfast burrito is guaranteed to satisfy even the most robust trencherman, particularly if you love your spuds, because there are a ton of spuds to help the eggs, ham, onion, bell peppers, cheese and salsa find their way to your mouth. For only $4.80, this is a steal of a deal.

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Tia Maria Cafe
1221 Broadway, Suite 45
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-2466
www.tiamariaoakland.com

Conveniently located in downtown Oakland near the Bart station, this is a good place to grab breakfast, in particular, its “ultimate” breakfast burrito. Chock full of eggs, cheese and your choice of bacon, sausage or chorizo, at $5.99, this makes for a great breakfast that will easily keep you going until lunch time. Tia’s veggie version is only $4.79.

Bette’s Oceanview Diner
1807 4th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-3230
www.bettesdiner.com

Bette’s serves a sort of a do-it-yourself breakfast burrito including scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa, smoky black beans, house-made chorizo and cilantro that you pile high in a huge flour tortilla for $10.95. Now, if that doesn’t suit your fancy, try its exceptional huevos rancheros with sunnyside up eggs with salsa and melted cheese on a flour tortilla with those smoky black beans and sour cream for only $9.25. Either choice is sure to please.

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Geraldine Duncann is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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