BERKELEY’s BEST ●Restaurants
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Rick & Ann’s 2922 Domingo Ave./Ashby Ave. Located across the street from the Claremont Hotel, this cozy neighborhood spot serves an extensive breakfast menu until 2:30 p.m. It features both the usual and the unusual--gingerbread waffles, colorful and tasty red flannel hash prepared with beets and sweet potatoes, lacy corn cakes, French toast made with challah dipped in orange-cardamom batter. Superb home fries are prepared using fresh potatoes and served topped with sour cream and chopped green onions. At lunch, hamburgers, salads, and a variety of sandwiches join the menu, and dinner brings on American classics such as meatloaf and macaroni and cheese. Good pie is available anytime. Banquettes along the wall, Shaker-style chairs, and tables with hammered metal tops lend a solid feeling. Kids get a coloring place mat and a basket of crayons to keep them occupied.