11 Standouts for Breakfast Now That You’re WFH in East Bay

Susannah Chen
The 3 Way Beignet order from Brenda’s in Oakland.

Editor’s Note: Updated with notable restaurants on May 15

While it’s great to have a daily excuse to work in your pajamas, let’s face it: your breakfast routine is probably all off. Missing your mid-morning breakfast runs from the office now that you’re working from home? Replace them with one of these popular breakfasts that you can get delivered straight to your door.

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Soba Biscuit and Sausage Gravy


San Pablo Gateway

Seek reassurance in biscuits and gravy from one of Oakland’s popular brunch spots, Hopscotch, without a wait.

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3 Way Beignet

Brenda’s Oakland


There aren’t many circumstances where one has the opportunity to complement desk work with an assortment of freshly sugared New Orleans beignets, so we’d recommend getting in on this opportunity while you can. Choose from four flavors: plain, chocolate-filled, Granny Smith, and a savory crawfish filling.


Pena’s Bakery 2

St. Elizabeth

Oaklanders in the know say this panadería makes some of the freshest sweet Mexican breads and pastries in the East Bay.

Egg, Bacon & Cheese

The Posh Bagel

Piedmont (See other locations)

It’s almost like you’re back in the office, darting across the street for an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich in between meetings.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Lynn & Lu’s Escapade Cafe

Grand Lake

A classic stack is a bestseller at this Oakland diner, and for good reason.

Warrior Bowl

Vitality Bowls

North Berkeley (See other locations)

Boost your immunity with this superfood-packed açaí bowl chock-full of mangosteen, moringa, blueberry, camu camu, flax, and more.

Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes



The day is surely off to the right start if it begins with weightless lemon ricotta pancakes.

Joe’s Special

Jim’s Coffee Shop


Only locals know that this scramble of eggs, spinach, and ground beef has been a San Francisco Bay Area staple since the 1920s.

Chocolate Banana French Toast



What’s even better than weekday French toast? Weekday French toast topped with chocolate and bananas.

Breakfast Burrito

City Cup & Coffee

Old City Oakland

A behemoth of a breakfast filled with country style potatoes, egg, cheese, salsa, and your choice of bacon, chorizo, ham, or turkey sausage.

Demon Lover

900 Grayson

Southwest Berkeley

Take advantage of weekend-style brunch with an order of fried chicken and waffles from the usually packed 900 Grayson—because right now you can.

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