La Note

La Note

Breakfast Spot and French Restaurant · Downtown Berkeley
2377 Shattuck Ave (btwn Durant Ave & Channing Way), Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Closed until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 8:00 AM–2:30 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 295 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Frank K.
    "Try the Ratatouille With Lamb Sausage"(4 Tips)
    Staff Picks
    "their delicious lemon gingerbread pancakes."(2 Tips)
    Ally M.
    "The best place to get breakfast or brunch in Berkeley."(2 Tips)
    "This is one of the best versions of a french toast I have ever had."(10 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • pancakes
  • French food
  • French toast
  • lively
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • ratatouille
  • brioche
  • authentic
  • oatmeal
  • trendy
  • cozy
  • eggs
  • gardens
  • sausage
  • great value
  • cute
  • cider drinks
  • Ryan J.


    Ryan Jerman · 4 days ago
  • Prathyusha G.

    The cinnamon brioche Pain perdu is amazing a must try !

    Prathyusha Gogineni · 3 weeks ago
  • Stephanie L.

    Anything is amazing here from the Brioche to the Omelette Fromage et Jambun

    Stephanie Lockner · October 25
  • Cengiz K.

    French toast

    Cengiz Kaya · October 25
  • Rob P.

    Americanized French food... Croissants were more like a brioche, pain perdu had a heavy dose of orange blossom flower that killed it and merguez was not merguez. Warning all French customers to not go

    Rob Phillips · October 25
  • Lisa K.

    The brioche French toast and the double mocha are amaze balls!

    Lisa Kotowski · October 24
  • Ally M.

    The pancakes and waffles are divine. Very nice atmosphere too.

    Ally M · September 12
  • Carolyn F.

    Both breakfast and lunch are great!

    Carolyn Finnegan · August 29
  • Ally M.

    The best place to get breakfast or brunch in Berkeley. Wonderful atmosphere. Be ready to wait in line on the weekends.

    Ally M · July 22
  • Matt M.

    Back patio for the win.

    Matt Matteson · June 12
  • Brian S.

    Your lengthy wait at brunch will be rewarded with perfect scrambled eggs. Get the merguez sausage to go with.

    Brian Strauss · May 10
  • Katy

    One of my favorite restaurants in Berkeley! Bring your close friends for quintessential European ambiance, music from the heart of Paris, and amazing food!

    Katy · March 28
  • Malcolm G.

    Pancakes, cider, coffee and espresso, sausages!

    Malcolm Gin · March 24
  • Toland H.

    One of the few reasons I go over to the east bay.

    Toland Hon · March 21
  • Nnenniqua

    Great food!

    Nnenniqua · February 18
  • Sushrut P.

    Best brunch in Berkeley which already is, u know, Berkeley!!! Bread basket is a must with any order on any table.

    Sushrut Pavanaskar · February 16
  • Sara A.

    Out-of-this-world scrambled eggs with goat cheese and a side of roasted tomatoes!

    Sara Al-Shaker · February 16
  • Jennifer O.

    Be ready to wait, but so worth it. Order the Lucas eggs, super fluffy and creamy! Big latte bowls.

    Jennifer Orr · January 30
  • Niki G.

    The flavored steamed milk, pastries, and any of the pan purdu things are amazing!

    Niki G · January 19
  • Nemr B.

    Les Oeufs Maison, a breakfast with a French feeling...

    Nemr Bogari · January 13
  • Jacqueline T.

    Super long wait!!

    Jacqueline Topete · January 11
  • Libby L.

    Underwhelmed. Long wait, cramped quarters, pretentious neighbors.

    Libby Lee-Egan · January 4
  • Lynn W.

    Wonderful food and delightful outdoor patio in the back.

    Lynn Ware · December 27, 2014
  • Andrew M.


    Andrew Munguia · November 8, 2014
  • Eric S.


    Eric Suh · October 4, 2014
  • Kelley Y.

    Good brunch food

    Kelley Y · September 28, 2014
  • Bommy C.

    Fabulous brunch spot and everyone knows it. Get here early or wait forever. Try goat cheese scrambled eggs with a side of spicy merguez sausages. Skip the gingerbread pancakes; too dense and doughy.

    Bommy Cha · September 21, 2014
  • Reuben P.

    Atmosphere, service, and food are great! Serving pancakes with corn syrup makes them non-descript. Would recommend adding a bit of real maple syrup to the corn syrup or just use pure maple syrup.

    Reuben Prichard · September 21, 2014
  • Nadine M.

    Need to try the French toast with Nutella (only available M-F)

    Nadine Mansour · September 15, 2014
  • Reem A.

    Great place to get French brunch in the Bay Area. Good for groups. Make sure you sit in the back patio.

    Reem A · September 14, 2014
  • Nabeel H.

    Don't believe their wait times, they always overestimate. Just say yes to 40 mins, walk over to Pegesus Books for 20 mins.

    Nabeel Hyatt · September 13, 2014
  • heathr g.

    The oatmeal is the one thing here I really don't like. Heads up that it will be like a loose soup infused with fruit.

    heathr gold · August 11, 2014
  • Nabeel H.

    Sit outdoors, get a latte in a bowl like it's supposed to be served and escape for an hour. All the food is good, except gingerbread pancakes which were too sweet for me.

    Nabeel Hyatt · August 7, 2014
  • ryan

    Put up with the wait time to get a seat in the back garden. Beautiful!

    ryan · August 6, 2014
  • Katherine M.

    Lovely French breakfast; good to pair with a day trip to Berkeley, but not quite worth the trip on its own. Go when it's warm to sit in the courtyard out back. Get there early or wait for hours.

    Katherine M. · July 16, 2014
  • John B.

    best breakfast potatoes you'll find in this country

    John Beeler · July 12, 2014
  • Staff Picks

    Enjoy the summer weather at lunch today at La Note's outside garden patio with a cappuccino and their delicious lemon gingerbread pancakes. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 9, 2014
  • Emma H.

    La Note is small and very busy, which does lead to slow service. The tea was not strong enough for my taste but otherwise everything was excellent. I would come back for the french toast.

    Emma Hacker · June 21, 2014
  • Kyle S.

    Best sandwich of my life: Poulet Grille!

    Kyle Sherman · May 26, 2014
  • Melissa Z.

    Raspberry oatmeal pancakes, caramelized potato and onion omelette, and strawberry steamed milk. Period.

    Melissa Zhang · May 11, 2014
  • Alexandrea S.

    Try the Conte Nord! The eggs with cream cheese is surprisingly delicious!!!!:)

    Alexandrea Sherman · April 26, 2014
  • Basil S.

    good breakfast foods

    Basil Siddiqui · March 15, 2014
  • Ariana

    Pancakes with Creme fresh yum

    Ariana · February 14, 2014
  • Shirley L.

    Have always enjoyed their dinner more than the brunch food here. Flat iron steak!

    Shirley Lau · January 16, 2014
  • Amy G.

    The single creme fresh pancake is a good choice for young kids.

    Amy Golden · January 15, 2014
  • Sterling L.

    The sausage that comes with the Cote Sud is remarkable.

    Sterling Lynch · November 6, 2013
  • David H.

    Sit outside, and definitely order the specials.

    David Hwang · October 9, 2013
  • Carol P.

    Underwhelming at best. OJ was not freshly squeezed and $1.50 for "lavender honey" that was nothing special. Slow service and a lot of hype for an average brunch experience

    Carol Park · September 16, 2013
  • John Mark A.

    On Sundays get there before 3pm for brunch.

    John Mark Agosta · August 12, 2013
  • Brendon M.

    Service could be better, but the French toast is incredible!

    Brendon McNicholas · July 13, 2013

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