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1761 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, US, 94703

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2.7 out of 5 (21 reviews)
43% of guests recommend this hotel
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  • Bars & Cafes

    »Au Coquelet

    A long time favorite of students in search of the perfect place to study, it is a haven for those looking for a wooden-tabled coffee house that is open late and does not get too raucous. Despite its roomy interior, the dark wood and rustle of lecture notes will put you at peace and allow you to hunker down with a mocha and focus on that 19th-century tome. In addition to the many caffeinated choices and standard pastries, it also offers soups and sandwiches throughout the day, and a selection of gourmet desserts.

    2000 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Revival Bar & Kitchen

    No visit to Berkeley is complete without checking out its local culinary style, and what better place than Revival Bar & Kitchen to do the same! Dig into its various carefully prepared dishes and experience each flavor seep into the conscience as one is caught up in a tangle of finger-licking delight. Savor delightful cocktails like the Revival Sazerac and Gin Blossom that are fruity and potent. The Grilled Opah kebab made from potatoes and pomegranate is a good choice, while the country pate is irresistible. Other striking dishes are the Revival Choucroute and Roasted Liberty Duck Breast and Confit Leg.

    2102 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »People's Coffee & Tea

    Located in the busy Shattuck Avenue, this small cafe is frequented by university students and busy shoppers of the vicinity. The coffee served here is 100 percent organic and hot. You can savor the doughnuts, burgers, sandwiches and bagels, and if you want something lighter, try the salads—they are filling and healthy. An added plus is the free Wi-fi service for your laptop, so you can finish that pending project while sipping on a hot cuppa.

    2015 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Trattoria Corso

    A casual dining experience and a pleasant meal is what can be expected in Trattoria Corsa that serves excellent Italian meals. The Gnocchi, Bistecca Alla Florentina and Tagliatelle al Sugo are potential favorites that are most often ordered. The desserts are indulgent, make sure to leave some place for them. The locals love this place for the cozy feel that it offers along with the moderately priced food. The bar is a good place to strike up a conversation, or explore the wide range of beverages on the menu. Gear up for a great time at Trattoria Corso.

    1788 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    »Jupiter

    This hip little jazz club and brewpub has taken post-modernism to the extreme by adopting an original, if not heretical, approach to its décor. Inside you will find pews, fixtures, and other bits and pieces from a local Berkeley church. But sit back, relax, and enjoy one of its three dozen beers on tap, and nibble on gourmet sandwiches like roast chicken, and mozzarella and basil, as well as freshly baked pizzas. Local bands are featured on Thursday through Saturday nights, and the crowd, though mostly students, is rather mixed.

    2181 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Ippuku

    Experience traditional Izakaya-style dining and drinking at this little spot located in the heart of the city. There's a focus on authenticity in every aspect of the restaurant; from the inviting all-wood entrance with Japanese signage to the delightfully rustic interiors. Seating is in the form of intimate, warmly-lit wooden booths seating just four. There's a traditional low seating area for groups as well. The dinner menu offers traditional yakitori fare (skewered cuts of chicken) available all week. You can also savor delicious soba specialties for lunch, available only on Fridays and Saturdays. A diverse choice of sake and shochu make up the spirit list. Check website for more.

    2130 Center Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Sliver Pizzeria

    This popular Berkeley Pizzeria is known for its outstanding vegetarian pies and humanitarian efforts. 

    2132 Center Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Guerilla Cafe

    When in Berkeley, do drop by this café for scrumptious refreshments. You just can't miss the aroma of the fresh pastries, the panini sandwich, and warm and crisp organic cornmeal waffles served here. Formerly home to Smokey Joe's, the recently done up interiors of Guerilla Café throw you back to the retro ‘70s. Pieces of art created by the owners are displayed on the tables and walls. And just in case you are not in the mood for tea or coffee, sip some freshly squeezed juice or a tall glass of milk with honey.

    1620 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    »Thalassa Bar & Billiards

    Located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, Thalassa is a popular University hangout. Enjoy the fun underwater theme while playing pool, checking out the arcade, or just chilling out on one of the comfy couches. Thalassa has 21 pool tables and also offers a great selection of beers on tap as well as fine liquors and strong, decently-priced cocktails. Tables can be reserved two weeks in advanced, though not for Fridays or Saturdays.

    2367 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »Beta Lounge

    The Beta Lounge is a small bar that offers fantastic cocktails. They have a nice selection of wines as well as sake and beer. If you get hungry while enjoying your drink, the lounge has snack items, including pizza, spring rolls and a cheese platter. If you like music come on a weeknight where the lounge hosts DJs. If sports are more your thing, order a round of beers and catch the big game with friends.

    2129 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    »French Hotel Cafe

    Located on the ground floor of the French Hotel, this is not your typical hotel coffee shop. This is Berkeley coffee-house culture, with brick walls, periodically changing artwork and an atrium in the back for those who want a little sun. The cafe is always bustling with students, artists, tourists and those just seeking a coffee break. Find all the usual coffee and espresso drinks like mochas, lattes, cappuccinos and house roasts, as well as a small selection of pastries and muffins. It features Torani Italian soda syrups as well as fresh juices.

    1538 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    »Cesar

    This chic little eatery in the Gourmet Ghetto shows that trendy tapas can hold their own with traditional restaurants. With subdued lighting, pale woods, and a more mellow atmosphere, Cesar is far from the rowdy, happy hour tapas places you will find in the big city. Enjoy specialties like the Endive Watercress Salad, Lentil Soup, Roasted Grapes al Jamon, and Baby Clams in Mojo Verde. The alcohol list is extensive indeed (pages long as a matter of fact) with many specialty and imported liquors and a nice selection of complementary wines.

    1515 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709
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