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Luka's Taproom

Posted by merle_food on 2006.11.10 at 21:15


Merle [Food]
merle_food at 2006-11-10 23:19 (UTC) (Link)
Being able to walk to brunch is a big plus.

I wasn't amazingly thrilled by Rick and Ann's. The food was good, but it was elbow-to-elbow crowded the one time I went, and we felt rushed through the meal, even though we had stood around for almost an hour waiting for a table. It was close to graduation weekend, though - perhaps it is calmer during the rest of the year?

I'll have to try Mama's Royal one of these days. Huevos rancheros, done well, can be fabulous.
lexica510 at 2006-11-13 18:23 (UTC) (Link)
I got fed up with Mama's Royal Cafe a while ago — the service is just too slow and indifferent for me to deal with. spiritualmonkey and I are very fond of Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe in Emeryville, though. Good food and reasonably decent service, and lots of cool tattoos to look at.
ewigweibliche at 2006-11-13 18:42 (UTC) (Link)
I do like Rudy's but I find the service and the wait about the same. And often Rudy's music can be a bit too loud - add to it the thrum of a crowded metal box and conversation becomes tedious.
lexica510 at 2006-11-13 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
The first time we went there it was with my dad and stepmom (because the three other places we tried first stopped serving at 2:00 on Sunday). spiritualmonkey and I loved it. Dad & Stepmom were a little less enamored of "Holiday in Cambodia" on the stereo. :-)

We have different perceptions of the service, I think. At Mama's Royal Cafe there's an attitude that comes across to me as "we're doing you a favor to allow you in to eat". I don't get that vibe at Rudy's, which is why I prefer it.
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