Andy Murdock

Brown Sugar Kitchen

San Francisco
Tues7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy

Oakland, CA 94607

If waffles had their own branch of physics, the waffles at this west Oakland soul food spot would break every law. Brown Sugar’s feather-light, darkly caramelized waffles are made of cornmeal batter, and served with a sweet and sour apple cider syrup and brown sugar butter, alongside other finger-licking dishes like BBQ shrimp & grits and buttermilk fried chicken. Befitting the comfort fare, the warmly-colored space reflects a diner-like intimacy, with long counter seating and close rows of square tables that accommodate chattery locals.