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Local 123

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop and Bakery$$$$
West Berkeley, Berkeley
53 Tips and reviews
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  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJuly 16, 2015
    Humongous space, sweet baristas, great cortados, vegan doughnuts and delicious bagels. heyyoooo.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarnesApril 7, 2015
    If you're out near Berkeley, Local 123 is a nice shop that features Chemex brewed coffee with a metal Kone filter. They also have a nice outdoor sitting area out back.
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SmithFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Credit card minimum is only $5 now! Latte and a small cookie will do the trick :)
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarnesJanuary 18, 2015
    Get a pour over coffee with the Kone filter and enjoy the extra flavor.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GeremiaJanuary 8, 2015
    Yay.....Holiday special in January : buy a bag o' beans, get a drip for $1.
  • JR N.
    JR NewNovember 17, 2014
    Decent coffee! Also had lovely butternut squash ricotta toast with orange salt and a delish sea salt dark choc cookie! Great place to work, outlets at outdoor bench and at big table at the back.
  • Steenug M.
    Steenug MartinSeptember 25, 2014
    Felt like I spent too much for too little. The quality of the coffee was good, but the cup size...I didn't think they made cups that short.
  • Corey R.
    Corey ReeceSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso and pour over, great snacks
  • Martin H.
    Martin HitchAugust 16, 2014
    Good coffee, great patio.
  • Sydney D.
    Sydney DAugust 16, 2014
    Bad customer service, cold food, unwelcoming
  • Sidwyn K.
    Sidwyn KohJune 4, 2014
    Great place to work.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChristianMay 18, 2014
    Berkeley's best cafe
  • Kellianne B.
    Kellianne BensonMarch 11, 2014
    Hands down, the best coffee shop in the east bay. Delicious food, terrific coffee.
  • Antone
    AntoneFebruary 6, 2014
    Ugh. So slow.
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring cash. $10 minimum is steep (and I've been stuck w it three weeks running). The pastry from Brittany is ridiculously good.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LeungDecember 31, 2013
    Bring Cash! $10 minimum on cards. Latte + almond milk is good
  • Denise K.
    Denise KalinowskiDecember 21, 2013
    They have almond milk and four barrel coffee. Yum.
  • Nick Q.
    Nick QuinlanOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the poached eggs with greens. Seriously.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CAugust 13, 2013
    Expresso really good and strong
  • Henry S.
    Henry SchwimmerJuly 22, 2013
    On a cool day, it's freezing inside. Turn on the heat!
  • Greg V.
    Greg VMay 26, 2013
    An excellent latte right here.
  • Erica B.
    Erica BurnettApril 18, 2013
    The everything bagel with the fixings is fantastic.
  • Valerie H.
    Valerie HowellApril 10, 2013
    New menu has kale
  • Noah N.
    Noah NelsonDecember 29, 2012
    The latte here saddles the line between second (dark) and third (green) wave coffee better than anything. Pretty much perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
  • B F.
    B FDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For parents of little ones, one of the bathrooms has changing table (yea!) . The garden patio fits strollers and is a great place to sit with yummy coffee and snacks.
  • David Z.
    David ZhangNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best biscuits ever!!
  • Josh P.
    Josh PerryNovember 24, 2012
    Bring cash. $10 credit card minimum.
  • George F.
    George FosseliusJuly 2, 2012
    Also brews
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoMay 12, 2012
    If you are looking for a glass handle 10 cup chemex here is where you can get one ( or Sweet Marias on week days)
  • Monica R.
    Monica RosenbergFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Local poach for the win!
  • Lachlan D.
    Lachlan DonaldNovember 21, 2011
    Try the single origin espresso, from Coava Coffee in PDX.
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent advice
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Saw the painting on Berkeleyside and wanted to see it - our referral group meeting was a perfect opportunity
  • Jason K.
    Jason KorollSeptember 2, 2011
    Alex is a great barista! Best experience I've had at a coffee shop.
  • Jereme M.
    Jereme MonteauAugust 16, 2011
    Really nice spot to work. Awesome back patio. Get a pour-over from a Coava Kone!
  • WDHB l.
    WDHB lastAugust 4, 2011
    Seriously. The strongest coffee you have ever had!
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 18, 2011
    Strong coffee, but staff a bit out there, got into a debate as to just how strong i am to handle my coffee, when I say double, I MEAN DOUBLE, no questions, just let me HAVE IT Read more
  • John M.
    John MonteleoneJune 26, 2011
    Best coffee, espresso in the bay area
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Movies at Lical 123
  • joanne
    joanneMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    more random tips: the peanut butter cookies are delicious and wheat-free. enjoy the outdoor patio on a nice day, especially when the neighborhood kitty visits. they also sell hario brewing equipment.
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really good oatmeal
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    really good oatmeal
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamNovember 3, 2010
    Another good place to find coffees from multiple roasters. Don't neglect their pour-over bar.
  • jason m.
    jason mooreOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the red Bionade and marvel at how inferior other soft drinks are.
  • Josh
    JoshSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for coffee. No power outlets though.
  • Diana A.
    Diana AspilleraSeptember 18, 2010
    egg sandwich is yummy
  • d b.
    d bJune 18, 2010
    The Kenya is amazing
  • joanne
    joanneApril 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try a single-origin espresso. they do a pretty good job of wrangling them here, and that's no easy task.
  • Thom B.
    Thom BrekkeMarch 25, 2010
    Don't show up with a book without headphones or a lot of focus. The click-clacking of keyboards makes it a little tough. And it's always going on. Coffee is good, though.
  • Charlene
    CharleneMarch 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Hipster heaven (cool kid h-e-double hockey sticks). Quakenbush for president!
  • Trisha M.
    Trisha McMahonFebruary 14, 2010
    Mumbai chai is divine. The salty goat is delish. The Internet is free but bring a power strip.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SubachJanuary 2, 2010
    I love the Mumbai chai.
  • richard l.
    richard levittDecember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    have skinny jeans and a love for complex coffee
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