Readers' Choice: Favorite Overall Restaurant—Royal Cafe & Bakery

Vote for your favorite overall restaurant in Albany by Aug. 17. Vote for other categories in our Readers' Choice 2012 contest at http://patch.com/A-wsWm.

UPDATE:  won the pick for best overall restaurant in Albany. 


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Only poll votes will count in the final tally, but we hope you'll let us know in the comments below why you think your choice is the best. You can also leave reviews for your favorites by visiting our directory.


Vote for other categories in our . Winners will be announced at the end of August.

Nathan Moy July 23, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Is Rivoli in Albany?
Michael Barnes July 23, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Nathan, Good catch, Rivoli is in Berkeley. Along Solano, the boundary between the two cities runs between Curtis and Neilson streets on the north side of Solano, and between Ventura and Tulare on the south side of the street. So the old Solano Five Star Video was just barely in Albany. The new one, on the south side of the street above Andronico's and Colusa Ave, is in Berkeley.
Emilie Raguso July 23, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Thank you! I fixed it. Much appreciated.
Karen Nierlich July 23, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Cugini seems like it's in Berkeley.
Liwen Mah July 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM
No Lao Thai or Kathmandu?
Emilie Raguso July 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I double-checked with the county clerk-recorder's office -- it's listed in Albany. :)
Jon Meyers July 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Sunnyside Cafe?
Emilie Raguso July 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM
All the nominations came in from readers earlier this month, so if you don't see one of your favorites, the likelihood is that no one nominated them. You're welcome to leave them a review in our directory: http://albany.patch.com/listings/the-sunny-side-cafe
dgies July 24, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Around there the South side of Solano is Albany up to Tulare; so Cugini is Albany.
Em Segmen August 05, 2012 at 09:32 PM
My favorite go-to place in Albany is also my favorite Asian restaurant. Quoting from my comment at the Asian restaurant location: "My favorite Asian restaurant in Albany is not listed, but it has no competition for my personal tastes. It's Potala Vegan Restaurant http://www.potalavegan.com/ with the magnificent Tenzin as the Tibetan chef. Every day's menu is based on the organic veggies available to Chef Tenzin. He creates a fixed menu that can be taken apart as a la carte items or all together as a full meal. He also offers a "simple meal" option that appears to me like about as much food but for $5 less. My vote is based on the selection of ingredients and the masterful renderings of great flavors. That the menu is different every day is also a big plus for me."
Emilie Raguso August 06, 2012 at 07:54 AM
Hi Em! You can vote for Potala in our best vegetarian poll -- no one nominated it in this category, unfortunately! http://albany.patch.com/articles/readers-choice-best-vegetarian-food-in-albany
Sherry Parrish August 16, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Rivoli! It's close enough.


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