1346 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
Love coming here!! Always great service. I have been coming here for years and know everybody that works here.
Good place but the ability to take care of clients was extremely slow.
Good pies, they had olallieberry which pleases me.
I thought I would give them a second try. This was an order for delivery and I don't even know how to describe it. What I received look like an Eggo waffle that was smashed it was tiny the bacon was burned. The danish was awful. And on top of everything this isn't even what I ordered. So for 40 bucks I got this smashed in edible undercooked, waffle, two burned pieces of bacon, some slimy scrambled eggs and some coffee cake that didn't even want. 40 bucks!!!!! they didn't even make an effort to make it look appealing. And now because I cannot leave my house I'm gonna have to figure out someplace else to order food for the rest of the day.
It doesn't get more classic old school diner in the East Bay than Fat Apple's Restaurant & Bakery located on a rather innocuous business strip on MLK Way near downtown Berkeley. This is one of two locations in the northwestern area of the East Bay, the other being located on Fairmont Avenue in El Cerrito. While that location could be considered more modern and light and airy, this location in Berkeley is more down home and traditional thanks to their wood finished interior and open-air diner-like kitchen.I came on a Saturday evening with a friend who has lived in the area for what seems like forever and loves going to Fat Apple's for breakfast and lunch but rarely ventured out there for dinner so we decided to take a chance and see the crowd that they generate at this time of day. As it turns out, it's not that crowded, at least at roughly 7:30 p.m. when we arrived with plenty of ample street parking out front as well. The menu is quite large even for dinner, which is surprising since Fat Apple's bread and butter is more breakfast, lunch and desserts. As expected, they still serve hamburgers, sandwiches and big salads for dinner but they have dinner plates like Grilled Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Meatloaf. Think of it as a localized and slightly elevated version of Marie Callendar's, if that conjures any memories for you out there.Since I was here for just the classics and wasn't super famished, I decided to go with their Fried Chicken Sandwich, which was made with batter-fried chicken breast served on a white bun topped with spicy mayonnaise, housemade bread & butter pickles and iceberg lettuce slaw and two slices of tomatoes. For roughly 12 dollars, don't expect much beyond that includes side orders, which have to be ordered separately. So I went with an order of Onion Rings, expecting a basket filled with deep-fried breaded onion rings, I received three on my plate, the same plate that featured my Fried Chicken Sandwich entree. Needless to say, I was very disappointed due to the lack of food on my plate, but the Fried Chicken Sandwich was decent and flavorful nonetheless. Of course, what everyone comes to Fat Apple's is for one of their signature sweets, namely their desserts. I knew I had to order a slice of their pies and went with their Chocolate Cream Pie for about $5.50. At least with this order, it met my expectations, as it was as silky smooth as possible. Would I return for a meal at Fat Apple's in the future? Well, that's depending on the occasion. But rest assured, I would always return for one of their signature sweets, from their pastries like their eclairs to slices of pie, you can't go wrong and will always feel at home when you sample a classic dessert at Fat Apple's.
Fatapples has been our comfort place for 40 years. Food and service is always great. My one complaint is that they don't have half and half, which I use in coffee and tea. They milk and heavy cream. I just bring my own now.:-)
There was nothing particularly wrong. We went for a nostalgic visit, but we're eating low carb and they just couldn't really deliver.
Chicken pot pie was very good. Also picked up some whole pies to bring home!
Great comfort food and the pie is totally yum! When I'm in Berkeley it's my go to for great food. Love the bakery.
My ultimate favorite place for breakfast! The waffles and mocha are my favorite!!!
Service was really good! The food was delicious as well. Ordered quiche and cabbage slaw as well as the pumpkin pancakes which was AMAZING!! Definitely recommend!!
Atmosphere was low key and cozy. We sat next to a window and was able to enjoy the passerbyers and surrounding neighborhood. Food was delicious and perfectly flavored. Coffee? I am SO damn picky and easy very please with the robust and flavorful brew. Planning on taking my sweetheart back again.
Perfect Berkeley breakfast spot. Quick, efficient service and good food. Bakery also has some tasty items.
Great neighborhood institution! They accommodated a large party for breakfast on a Saturday morning and were patient with us til all arrived. Tasty comfort food!
One of my favorite spots to grab something to eat. awesome location, neat, and awesome service. I highly recommend them!
1346 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94709