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Explore the 4 most popular spots in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood

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Oakland a plate of food on a table: Aunt Mary's Café | Photo: Karina H./ Yelp © Photo: Karina H./Yelp Aunt Mary's Café | Photo: Karina H./ Yelp

Looking to uncover all that Temescal has to offer? Get to know this Oakland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Southern breakfast cafe to a Korean spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Temescal, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Aunt Mary's Café

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Topping the list is Southern breakfast and brunch spot Aunt Mary's Café. Located at 4640 Telegraph Ave. (between 46th and 47th streets), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 663 reviews on Yelp. 

The breakfast menu features egg dishes, grits, pancakes, salads, sandwiches and sides. Yelpers recommend ordering the grits waffle with fried chicken, as well as the weekend brunch special, pain perdu (Cajun-style french toast made with baguettes soaked in a whiskey-laced custard, served with red and white wine compote and fruit). Save room for the lemon icebox pie, too. Check out the full menu here

2. Cholita Linda

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Next up is Latin American spot Cholita Linda, which offers sandwiches and tacos, situated at 4923 Telegraph Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 1,524 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

According to the business' Yelp page, Cholita Linda "focuses on Latin American comfort food." Menu standouts include the Baja fish tacos, the yucca fries and the Papito sandwich (steak, plantains, onions, arugula, aioli and Swiss cheese on french bread). 

3. Bakesale Betty

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Bakery and traditional American spot Bakesale Betty is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5098 Telegraph Ave., four stars out of 4,171 reviews.

Bakesale Betty specializes in fried tofu and fried chicken sandwiches, and the restaurant tops Eater.com's list of "fantastic fried chicken sandwiches in the Bay Area." The spot also has a rotating menu of cookies, pies and other treats.

4. Hancook

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Hancook, a Korean spot that offers barbecue, hot pot and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 562 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4315 Telegraph Ave. to see for yourself.

Hancook's website states, "From authentic Korean staples to inventive fusion plates, we offer something for the die-hard bulgogi fans and newcomers alike, all crafted with high-quality ingredients." The restaurant offers rice and noodle dishes, along with soup, barbecue and Korean stone hot pot, cooked at the table. 

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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