Hands down the best place for breakfast in Oakland, but you need not go there only for the first meal of the day. Rockridge Cafe also does a phenomenally good lunch in the diner style and an excellent, more gourmet dinner. The milkshakes are
fantastic, the food is great, the prices seem stuck in a time warp, and the atmosphere screams country diner. Oakland locals know, and you'll know it now, to leave your cell phone off because they don't use the little pests in simple diners.