There are plenty of hip Sunday-brunch cafes, but long lines can often dampen spirits that were intent upon some eggs and coffee to destroy any remnant of the previous evening’s festivities. Carrara’s Cafe on Auto Row in Oakland will likely not hold the Shortest Line distinction for long. Once word gets out that this hidden treasure offers the tastiest eggs Benedict around, those Sunday morning brunchophiles are certain to congregate here in droves. Carrara’s remains relatively unknown and, as such, you can squeeze in and get a table with no waiting at all. When lunchtime rolls around, those tables are just as available, and the food is just as scrumptious. If you’re shopping for a new ride on auto row, Carrara’s is the perfect place to take the edge off those silly offers and smarmy smiles while filling your belly with tasty fare to fuel the hours of negotiation you’ll become embroiled in if you decide to buy.
Montclair Egg Shop
6126 Medau Pl., Oakland, 510-339-9554