Ole’s Waffle Shop in Alameda, One of the Best Places for Breakfast in the San Francisco Bay Area

Ole's Waffle Shop

1507 Park St
(between Santa Clara Ave & Times Way)
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-8108

Just got back from Ole’s Waffle House in Alameda on Park Street. I’ve long admired the beautiful neon sign that adorns the outside of Ole’s, but had never actually eaten there before this morning.

After eating there this morning I have to say that Ole’s is definitely one of the best spots for breakfast in the Bay Area. The waffles especially were delicious and the service was fast and enthusiastic. On top of it all, the prices were very reasonable. I got the waffle special which included a waffle, egg, and two strips of bacon for $6. It’s kind of a no frills American breakfast cafe thing, but if that’s your thing, then by all means check it out.

One of the things that I especially like about Ole’s is that it is open early. It opens at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 6:00 a.m. on weekends. It is also a very large restuarant with ample seating. Lots of people took their kids there, they seemed to have plenty of high chairs. William, my son, wanted to sit at the counter instead of a table so we did, but there were ample available tables when we arrived at 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Even with a large seating though Ole’s does fill up a bit later in the morning and when we left at 8:30 a.m. or so there was a line waiting outside. This line would definitely be worth the wait though.

More on Ole’s from Mr. Breakfast and Yelp.

Oh and if you want to see what the excellent neon sign at Ole’s looks like both in the day and at night click through on the photo above and then hover over it.

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3 Comments

  1. Andy Frazer says:

    Thanks for posting this. I always appreciate any “my favorite place to eat for ….” recommendations. They’re so much more valuable that the restaurant review books such as… oh, I won’t say it.

    Andy Frazer

  2. Steven says:

    Thomas, I’m often struck by the style of your photos, how you bring out the colors and contrast and are able to keep deep details without blowing the highlights (neon here). Every nighttime shot I’ve tried has ended up with all the lights way blown, even when I tried HDR’ing and stopping way down. Would you mind sharing, perhaps with a post or two on your technique?

  3. Anonymous says:

    My Mom and Dad actually happened to have their first date there, the food and service is fantastic and the sign just adds to the touch.

    Andrew Moore