Be a Local in Berkeley
Elmwood Cafe is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

1. Elmwood Cafe

2900 College Ave (at Russell St), Berkeley, CA
Coffee Shop · 77 tips and reviews

MereMere: Love the hot chocolate. The Italian sodas are also delicious, and come in all kinds of interesting flavors, like lavender and sage.

Philz Coffee is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

2. Philz Coffee

1600 Shattuck Ave (at Cedar St), Berkeley, CA
Coffee Shop · North Berkeley · 126 tips and reviews

Jonathan R.Jonathan Rodriguez: First of all, the staff is very welcoming and will answer any question. I've had the 7 star specialty brew with medium sugar and cream and it's simply perfect.

Caffe Strada is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

3. Caffe Strada

7.9
2300 College Ave (at Bancroft Way), Berkeley, CA
Coffee Shop · Southside · 97 tips and reviews

Ivan R.Ivan Rodriguez: Great place to bring a friend and catch up over coffee!

Sack's Coffeehouse is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

4. Sack's Coffeehouse

2701 College Ave (Derby), Berkeley, CA
Coffee Shop · 37 tips and reviews

AliceAlice: Their special nutella hot chocolate is so good.

900 Grayson is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

5. 900 Grayson

8.9
900 Grayson St (at 7th St.), Berkeley, CA
Breakfast Spot · West Berkeley · 113 tips and reviews

Benjamin O.Benjamin Ortiz: OMG. The breakfast (what it is called) is so good. All the dishes and sides pair so well.

Babette is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

6. Babette

2625 Durant Ave (Center and Oxford), Berkeley, CA
Café · Southside · 17 tips and reviews

AliceAlice: Can never go wrong with anything! Highly recommend the quiche and any of their pastries

Saul's Restaurant & Deli is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

7. Saul's Restaurant & Deli

8.7
1475 Shattuck Ave (at Vine St), Berkeley, CA
Deli · Gourmet Ghetto · 115 tips and reviews

Sean R.Sean Rouse: Try the Morning Salad - Poached egg, diced pastrami on a bed of mixed greens. It's a nice low carb alternative to the Deli Hash.

Rick & Ann's Restaurant is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

8. Rick & Ann's Restaurant

8.3
2922 Domingo Ave (btwn Claremont & Ashby Ave), Berkeley, CA
American Restaurant · 48 tips and reviews
Asha Tea House is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

9. Asha Tea House

8.7
2086 University Ave (at Shattuck Ave), Berkeley, CA
Tea Room · Downtown Berkeley · 71 tips and reviews

Jacqueline T.Jacqueline Topete: Very nice place to sit and relax while having a great tea!

Acme Bread Company is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

10. Acme Bread Company

9.1
1601 San Pablo Ave (at Cedar St), Berkeley, CA
Bakery · West Berkeley · 36 tips and reviews
PIQ Berkeley is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

11. PIQ Berkeley

91 Shattuck Sq (at Addison), Berkeley, CA
Bakery · Downtown Berkeley · 51 tips and reviews

Luis G.Luis Gachuz-Meza: Try the real Italian pastries; ask if you don't know what they are! You won't be sorry!

Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

12. Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market

8.0
Center St. (at M.K.King, Jr. Way), Berkeley, CA
Farmers Market · Downtown Berkeley · 32 tips and reviews

AD N.AD Nys: Arrive before the opening bell and chat up the friendly farmers for the best stuff. Year round, rain or shine.

Monterey Market is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

13. Monterey Market

9.1
1550 Hopkins St (btwn Hopkins Ct & California St), Berkeley, CA
Grocery Store · North Berkeley · 27 tips and reviews

Tiffany N.Tiffany Ng: Get the freshly squeezed blood orange juice whenever it's available

Berkeley Bowl is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

14. Berkeley Bowl

8.8
2020 Oregon St (at Adeline St), Berkeley, CA
Supermarket · South Berkeley · 105 tips and reviews

Dominic T.Dominic T.: The selection of fruit here is unparalleled!

The Cheeseboard is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

15. The Cheeseboard

9.3
1504 Shattuck Ave (at Vine St), Berkeley, CA
Cheese Store · Gourmet Ghetto · 69 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: Scones, baguettes, bialys and zampano are favorites

Bobby G's Pizzeria is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

16. Bobby G's Pizzeria

7.4
2072 University Ave (Shattuck Ave.), Berkeley, CA
Pizzeria · Downtown Berkeley · 45 tips and reviews

calixton ★.calixton ★★☆☆☆: My usual: the ‘slice and a pint’ deal. Read more.

Phil's Sliders is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

17. Phil's Sliders

2024 Shattuck Ave (btwn University & Addison St), Berkeley, CA
Burger Joint · Downtown Berkeley · 53 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: Order the sliders "medium" - they taste better that way. If you're a medium, though, you already knew that!

Nature's Express is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

18. Nature's Express

1823 Solano Ave (Colusa), Berkeley, CA
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Thousand Oaks · 32 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: Avo Kale on Collard Leaf - just the way my mother Adele made if back in The Bronx! Not quite a Madeleine, but you get the idea

Campanile (Sather Tower) is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

19. Campanile (Sather Tower)

9.4
Campanile Esplanade, Berkeley, CA
Scenic Lookout · University of California-Berkeley · 18 tips and reviews

Jordan S.Jordan Silver: This is one of the best lookout points in the Bay Area. Ask the elevator operator what goes on/went on on all the floors you are passing...you might find it fascinating!

Berkeley Marina is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

20. Berkeley Marina

201 University Ave (at Marina Blvd), Berkeley, CA
Harbor or Marina · Berkeley Marina · 24 tips and reviews

MereMere: A beautiful place to hang out and watch the sunset, or just people watch. It can be fun the walk or run (on University) from the University all the way down the pier.

César Chávez Park is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

21. César Chávez Park

8.7
11 Spinnaker Way (at Marina Blvd), Berkeley, CA
Park · Berkeley Marina · 24 tips and reviews

MereMere: Look out for cool kites! This is a great place for people watching, and has amazing views of SF and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Builders Booksource is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

22. Builders Booksource

8.7
1817 4th St (btw Hearst Ave & Virginia St), Berkeley, CA
Bookstore · 10 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: After you're done at the Apple Store, turn right and visit Builders Booksource, one of my favorite Architectural Book stores on West Coast. Tell George Ira says hi and you learned about it on 4Square

Moe's Books is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

23. Moe's Books

8.5
2476 Telegraph Ave (btwn Haste St & Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA
Bookstore · Southside · 18 tips and reviews

Tiffany N.Tiffany Ng: Don't miss the top floor and antiquarian treasure trove!

Shattuck Cinemas is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

24. Shattuck Cinemas

2230 Shattuck Ave (btwn Allston Way & Kittredge St), Berkeley, CA
Movie Theater · Downtown Berkeley · 45 tips and reviews

Jordan S.Jordan Silver: in theatres 1 & 2 you can go up the stairs next to the auditorium doors and there are lovesac couches. sit in the 2nd row of couches for a good view and convenient leg rests

La Mission is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

25. La Mission

8.6
1255 University Ave (at Chestnut St), Berkeley, CA
Burrito Restaurant · West Berkeley · 85 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: Our favorite Berkeley Mexican restaurant. Their mole poblano is the best we've had this side of Puebla, Mexico

Zachary's Chicago Pizza is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

26. Zachary's Chicago Pizza

8.5
1853 Solano Ave (btw Colusa Ave & Fresno Ave), Berkeley, CA
Pizzeria · Thousand Oaks · 60 tips and reviews

Gal O.Gal Oppenheimer: The only Chicago Style Pizza I would recommend in the Bay.

Picante is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

27. Picante

8.2
1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 63 tips and reviews

Libby L.Libby Lee-Egan: Nachos are massive, way too much for 2 people. Really delicious though, I thought everything was super flavorful. I wished I had 2 stomaches so I could eat it all

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

28. Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

8.4
2261 Shattuck Ave (btwn Bancroft & Kittredge), Berkeley, CA
Southern Food Restaurant · Downtown Berkeley · 131 tips and reviews

José R.José Rodríguez: Jambalaya and an Abita beer — you're set!

La Méditerranée is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

29. La Méditerranée

7.2
2936 College Ave (btwn Ashby & Russell), Berkeley, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 39 tips and reviews

Jacqueline T.Jacqueline Topete: Mediterranean Meza if you want to do it the way it´s done!

Gather is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

30. Gather

8.1
2200 Oxford St (at Alston Way), Berkeley, CA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Berkeley · 119 tips and reviews

Ira S.Ira Serkes: The curved glass walls make the space bright and airy. They also reflect conversations from one table to another, so be sure to only say nice things. Read more.

Paisan is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

31. Paisan

2514 San Pablo Ave (at Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA
Italian Restaurant · West Berkeley · 50 tips and reviews

Luis G.Luis Gachuz-Meza: Wonderful pizza...mostly vegetarian choices.

Zut! is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

32. Zut!

7.9
1820 4th St, Berkeley, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 51 tips and reviews
Wat Mongkolratanaram is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

33. Wat Mongkolratanaram

8.7
1911 Russell St (btw Martin Luther King Jr Way & Otis St), Berkeley, CA
Thai Restaurant · South Berkeley · 51 tips and reviews

MereMere: Love the curry. And the Thai iced tea. Make sure to exchange your real money for coins before ordering!

Gregoire Berkeley is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

34. Gregoire Berkeley

8.6
2109 Cedar St (btw Shattuck & Walnut), Berkeley, CA
French Restaurant · Gourmet Ghetto · 84 tips and reviews

AliceAlice: Make sure you get their signature potato puffs! Outdoor and limited seating, so it's good for a group of at most five.

Ici Ice Cream is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

35. Ici Ice Cream

2948 College Ave (at Ashby Ave), Berkeley, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · 135 tips and reviews

Benjamin O.Benjamin Ortiz: Pink peppercorn. If you ever get the chance. Also, affogato or their root beer float. Damn.

CREAM of Berkeley is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

36. CREAM of Berkeley

8.0
2399 Telegraph Ave (at Channing Way), Berkeley, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Southside · 98 tips and reviews

Jacqueline T.Jacqueline Topete: The double chocolate cookie with the banana fudge walnut is the best!!!

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

37. Berkeley Repertory Theatre

9.2
2025 Addison St (Shattuck Ave), Berkeley, CA
Theater · Downtown Berkeley · 29 tips and reviews

Gieson C.Gieson Cacho: If you're younger than 30, your tickets are half off. Get them cheaper while you still can.

Jupiter is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

38. Jupiter

9.0
2181 Shattuck Ave (at Allston Way), Berkeley, CA
Brewery · Downtown Berkeley · 222 tips and reviews

José R.José Rodríguez: A downtown Berkeley fixture since the 1990s. While their house beers are good, try the guest beers or "beers of interest" – and be rewarded.

Triple Rock Brewing Co. is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

39. Triple Rock Brewing Co.

7.6
1920 Shattuck Ave (btwn Hearst Ave. & Berkeley Way), Berkeley, CA
Brewery · Downtown Berkeley · 105 tips and reviews

Christine C.Christine Coolieo: Get a baked potato with vegan chili for your starter or maybe just a snack.

Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

40. Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse

901 Gilman St (btw 7th and 8th), Berkeley, CA
Brewery · 79 tips and reviews

Libby L.Libby Lee-Egan: I usually get apps here, I highly recommend the wings, pizza twists and nachos. Obviously the beer is excellent

Ledger's Liquors is one of Be a Local in Berkeley.

41. Ledger's Liquors

7.2
1399 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Liquor Store · West Berkeley · 13 tips and reviews

Gieson C.Gieson Cacho: One of the best beer places in the Bay Area. If you're looking for a drink. It's probably here.