Homemade Cafe in Berkeley Announces Details of 40th Anniversary Celebration
Homemade Cafe, one of the oldest restaurants in Berkeley, California, has announced the details of their 40th anniversary celebration that will take place on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 8:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. Carafes of mimosas will be priced at $10.00, a side of bacon will be $1.00 and a cup of coffee will be 40 cents, the same as in 1979.
The Homemade Cafe was opened in November 1979 by Janet Hinze and Norm and Marshall Berzon and has been serving breakfast all day, every day, since then. Now owned by Berkeley native Collin Doran, it has remained an integral part of the diverse south west Berkeley community, serving quality “Homemade” breakfasts and lunches at reasonable prices for four decades. It is known for its home fries, buttermilk pancakes, homemade coffee cakes and muffins, and classic egg dishes and diner sandwiches. It has stayed relevant and current with the addition of seasonal specials, inventive breakfast sandwiches and a spotlight on bacon.
Doran grew up in Berkeley eating at Homemade and subsequently worked as a busboy at the cafe’s Hollis Street location (now closed). Doran’s first restaurant job was at Bay Wolf. Over the years he has worked as everything from dishwasher to kitchen manager to chef and is currently active in all day-to-day activities at Homemade.
Highlights of the casual 50-seat dining room include booth seating, fanciful chandeliers and an exhibition kitchen fronted by counter seats plus, weather permitting, there are sidewalk tables for 12 guests.
Homemade Cafe is located at 2454 Sacramento Street, at the corner of Dwight Way, in Berkeley, California. When not serving monthly pop-up dinners, the restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Neighborhood street parking is often an option. For more information, call (510) 845-1940. The web address is http://www.homemade-cafe.com/ with Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cafehomemade/.