About Berkeley

There's more to Berkeley than the University of California. While the campus may be the city's economic and cultural nexus, Berkeley's neighborhoods are as distinctive as they are diverse. From the scruffy, countercultural appeal of Telegraph Avenue to the Olympian grandeur of the hills and the post-industrial hip of Fourth Street, the communities of Berkeley all celebrate the city's iconoclastic but self-assured character.

University of California Campus

Perennially ranked among the top three universities in the country, the University of California at Berkeley has much to offer visitors as well as students: museums, libraries, superb views from the campanile, public lectures by Nobel laureates, world-class entertainment and NCAA sports. The main campus is situated with a compact elegance at the base of the rugged hills that are home to the Strawberry Canyon recreational area and the Lawrence Hall of Science. Campus life for Cal's 35,000 students centers (inasmuch as it centers at all) on Sproul Plaza and Sather Gate. In the sunny plaza in front of the administration building, you can find dozens of student organizations staffing tables at lunchtime. Though nowadays you will be far more likely to see the Christian Students Ministry recruiting undergraduates than the Spartacist Youth League, a plaque on the stairs in front of Sproul Hall (which marks the spot where Mario Savio launched the Free Speech movement in 1964) serves as a reminder of Berkeley's place in American social history.

Telegraph Avenue & South Berkeley

Telegraph Avenue, for three generations the engine of Berkeley's countercultural tendencies, is a vibrant, living anthropological museum. Still-angry activists draft leftist tracts in cafes, aging hippies sell tie-dye and macrame from sidewalk tables next to Rastas offering knit tam o'shanters and hemp advocates hawking bumper stickers. Knots of disaffected youngsters in black leather set up camp on the curb. The inevitable "Berkeley Crazy" floats through the crowd, talking animatedly to unseen companions. For the thousands of undergraduates who do their business on "The Avenue," however, it is all just background (or foreground) to the eateries, record barns, clothing outlets and bookstores lining the four blocks between Bancroft and Dwight. Rasputin, Amoeba Records and Moe's have ardent, extra-dedicated followings after decades in business on Telegraph Avenue. Street merchants sell their wares weekdays and weekends alike on the sidewalks. History buffs can see People's Park by wandering up Haste Street or Dwight Way 300 feet or so east (toward the hills), but in truth the scruffy and overgrown lot tends to attract a rather seedy crowd and is best avoided, especially at night.

Further south, Telegraph Avenue widens and begins to feature more conventional businesses such as doctor's offices, photo finishing labs and gas stations. South Berkeley as a whole, with its quiet neighborhoods of small bungalow homes, lacks the multicultural action of the area near the campus. There are scattered attractions for the visitor, however: epicures and organic food lovers flock to the large Whole Foods at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Ashby Avenue and to the landmark Berkeley Bowl (justly famed for its voluminous produce section) at the corner of Shattuck and Oregon streets. At the Ashby BART station, the Saturday flea market has been drawing big crowds of bargain hunters for 30 years.

Downtown Berkeley

A mere block from campus, downtown Berkeley has been trying for years to shake off the brown-brick fustiness of a college-town mercantile district. Its retail clout has been outstripped by the far hipper Fourth Street Shopping Area. The city's cultural and civic nerve center, and home to the Berkeley Repertory Theater, downtown Berkeley seems to be finding its stride again as an entertainment and dining center. In truth, it has long served that function; the grand old movie houses along and just off Shattuck have made a successful transition to multiplexes, drawing crowds every night. Cheery, casual dining, particularly on Center Street, is the style here. Around the corner on Shattuck, successful brew pub Jupiter packs in the crowds on weekends with live music.

As Berkeley's main east-west thoroughfare, University Avenue makes up in sheer traffic what it lacks in style. At the Shattuck and University hub, bicycle dealers, inexpensive ethnic restaurants and computer stores (emphasis on the Mac here: Berkeley is the home of the world-renowned Berkeley Macintosh Users Group [BMUG]) are foremost. The ethnic restaurant theme continues down University Avenue through patches of Central America, Thailand and China until eventually settling on India. Lower University Avenue has in fact been called Little India: dozens of Indian restaurants, sari, grocery, video and utensil stores cater to the East Bay's large East Indian community. Among the best and most user-friendly of these is Bombay Bazaar, whose selection of foods, spices, clothing, incense, musical instruments and books attracts Indian and non-Indian alike.

Fourth Street

Formerly a rugged, gritty industrial district, Fourth Street between Hearst and Cedar streets now generates more retail tax revenue for the city than the whole of downtown Berkeley. Fourth Street has become the apex of yuppie style. The racks of its boutiques tend towards a certain unstructured, natural look. Epicurean gardeners, home decorators and the ubiquitous foodies are all catered to here as nowhere else. Fourth Street has become successful, many feel, not just by featuring the right things, but by creating the right environment. The shopping area is attractively styled, pedestrian oriented, and encourages gathering. Without as much fanfare as the Fourth Street Shopping District, but equally indicative of West Berkeley's economic transformation, a slew of new residential and office space has also taken shape along Fifth Street and west of University Avenue as far as Emeryville. Industrial materials like corrugated aluminum and a deconstructed design program have created a neo-Bauhaus look, favored by the architects, designers, new media studios and young professionals who have moved into the area.

The Berkeley Hills

The resolutely residential redoubt of the Berkeley Hills offers some of the finest views in the entire Bay Area. Homes here are handsome but not showy. The attraction is the aforementioned view of lower Berkeley, San Francisco, Marin and the bridges, as well as the Olympian feeling of being literally above it all. The only thing approaching a commercial establishment in the hills is the Lawrence Hall of Science, a beautifully laid out, hands-on science museum with years of experience at kindling scientific wonder in the younger set. Tilden Regional Park, just beyond the crest of the hill, is the jewel of the East Bay Regional Park District. Hiking, mountain-biking, lake swimming and a miniature steam train can all be enjoyed within its hundreds of wild, undeveloped acres of scrub oak and manzanita country. On the other side of Grizzly Peak Road, U.C. Berkeley's extensive holdings drop through eucalyptus groves down to the main campus, offering students and visitors miles of challenging hiking and running trails.

If you want to explore the hills, expect a cardiovascular workout or simply bring a car, and expect to get lost. Except for Centennial Drive and brutally straight Marin Street, streets here wander upwards in an aimless, criss-crossing, spaghetti-like fashion. Do not attempt this for the first time in the fog.

The Elmwood

The commercial face of Elmwood, a genteel alternative to the countercultural hurly-burly of Telegraph Avenue, is confined to a scant three blocks around College and Ashby Avenues. The Elmwood's culinary status, however, is out of proportion to its size, with a wildly popular Italian trattoria (Trattoria La Siciliana), a fine Italian deli (A.G. Ferrari), a bakery (Nabolom), a cafe offering hot entrees (Espresso Roma), two excellent taquerias (Gordo's and La Cascada), a kosher spot (Holy Land) and artisan ice cream (Ici)—to name but a few—within two blocks. Nor is there a shortage of specialty retail establishments—four or five businesses sell antiques and oriental rugs, Sweet Dreams Candy Store offers toys, fashion and (if all else fails) candy for kids, and the Tail of the Yak has a gift selection as indescribable as its name suggests. The quiet side streets of the Elmwood are filled with stately, dark-shingled homes inspired by West Coast Arts & Crafts architects Green and Greene and Bernard Maybeck. At the upper end of Ashby one comes upon the white-towered, fairytale splendor of the Claremont Resort and Spa, which caters equally to meeting-goers and tennis players.

North Berkeley

At the geographic and spiritual center of North Shattuck street's famed Gourmet Ghetto is Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' shrine of California Cuisine. Within a block or two of Chez Panisse are wildy popular Cha-Am, The Cheese Board, Vegi Food China (home to what may be the best sweet and sour walnuts in the world), the exotic produce section of Monterey Market, epicurean Andronico's, and FatApples, whose Brobdingnagian pies are the stuff of legend. Book lovers also flock to independent Black Oak Books for readings, slightly superior salespersons and a broad selection, both new and used. Residentially, North Berkeley, favored by U.C. professors, is the quiet, unfussy, but attractive continuation of the Berkeley Hills—indeed, Euclid Street, if patiently followed to its end, leads onto Grizzly Peak Road, and thence back around to Tilden Regional Park.

Solano Avenue, skewing across the border between Berkeley and Albany, continues North Berkeley's culinary focus, with an array of restaurants surely daunting to the indecisive. Ajanta, Fonda and Rivoli are among the many draws that make this such a challenging area in which to park. Pegasus Books is another new and used favorite.

Emeryville

In the last decade, working class, industrial Emeryville has burst onto the scene as the hot place to build a concept mall, hotel complex or dot-com office. The Emery Bay Public Market, with its highly successful international food court, Border's Books & Music and art-deco inspired decaplex theater, helped kick off the city's renaissance—along with a nearby "big box" shopping center, where Home Depot and OfficeMax ring up high volume sales and create traffic problems. Adding to the fun along the I-80 corridor is Emeryville's gargantuan IKEA store and the Bay Street Shopping Area. While Emeryville's residential demographics are still predominantly low-income, dot-commers and other young professionals are moving into the new condominiums and neo-Bauhaus lofts sprouting up near the design studios, new media enterprises and software companies that hug the I-80 highway. Emeryville's go-go business climate, in stark contrast to development-phobic Berkeley next door, has attracted not only IKEA, but also Sybase, PeopleSoft and a number of other expanding hi-tech businesses looking for new headquarters.

  • Tao House

    National Park Danville, CA 94526 United States - Phone: +1 925 838 0249
    Eugene O'Neil wrote his most tortured plays, The Iceman Cometh and A Long Day's Journey into Night, while living in this house that, fittingly, has a view of Mount Diablo. Tao House itself is an odd amalgam of a mission-style house with an Asian-style black-glazed tile roof. O'Neil built the house with his Nobel Prize money and in honor of Taoism, the religion he practiced. Exhibits within trace the story of his life. Access is via a van ride from Danville's city parking lot. Call to check for timings.
  • Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden

    Wildcat Canyon & South Park Drive Berkeley, CA 94708 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3169
    This park in the Berkeley Hills features nearly every plant and flower species native to California in one skillfully landscaped, 10-acre masterpiece. The garden is divided into sections and subsections with labels that represent each region in California, from Southern California deserts to the Pacific Rain Forest. Come in March to see the California poppy, pussy willows and wallflowers, or in September to see California fuchsias, hibiscus and sunflowers. The Visitor Center offers lectures and slide shows on Saturdays from November through February and hosts a plant sale in the spring.
  • Brooks Island

    Off the Richmond Inner Harbor Richmond, CA 94804 United States - Phone: +1 510 636 1684
    The Brooks Island Regional Shoreline is East Bay Parks protected land located off Point Richmond. The 373-acre island isn't very well known in the Bay Area. Visitors must make reservations at least a week in advance to see it and provide their own transportation onto the island. The land originally was settled by the Ohlone Indians; some of the shell-mounds and burial sites on the island date back more than 2,500 years. It is also a bird sanctuary, with a variety of wildlife and walking trails, but few facilities.
  • Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

    Stonewall Road & Claremont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 0436 / +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    This East Bay woodland canyon offers great panoramic views of the Bay Area. The 205-acre park sits next to UC Berkeley and has trails accessible from the city. There are no facilities such as picnic tables, just wilderness to enjoy. Several trails are available for hiking, and wandering off the trails is not advisable, as the East Bay Park Department maintains this land in its natural state to provide a secluded natural oasis in the heart of the city.
  • Eastshore State Park

    599 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    This state park, a former landfill, is being transformed into a recreational wonderland by a number of public agencies. Eventually, it will consist of 1,817 acres and span the shorelines of Albany, Richmond, El Cerrito and Emeryville. Until then, the park is open to the public and provides awesome views of the San Francisco Bay. This scenic spot in the making features a park, marina and trails along the shoreline.
  • Kennedy Grove

    6531 San Pablo Dam Road El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States - Phone: +1 510 223 7840
    This is a 218-acre park that borders the San Pablo Dam. Named after the late President John F. Kennedy, it is full of fragrant eucalyptus trees and picnic facilities. The park also features a Senior Center (55+) that offers bingo and other activities. Make reservations with East Bay Park and Recreation Department for large parties and company picnic. Horseshoes and volleyball equipment is available by rental. Parking fees apply. The park opens at 8a.
  • Tilden Regional Park

    2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard Orinda, CA 94708 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 2747 / +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    This popular park is a 2,077-acre wilderness wonderland with a variety of attractions for the sports enthusiast or naturalist, or anyone in need of some recreation. Popular activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, sunbathing, exploring, golf, picnicking, fishing, pony rides, train rides and bike rides. It also features a lake, golf course, petting zoo, a mini steam train, a carousel and endless trails to explore. Do not miss the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, home to the world's most complete collection of California native plants.
  • Golden Gate Fields

    1100 Eastshore Highway Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 559 7300
    For the thrills of thoroughbred horse-racing, visit this Albany fast track, located just five minutes from San Francisco over the Bay Bridge (take the Gilman exit). It is an old-fashioned race track with a modern makeover. When the first race starts, the fun begins. Make bets, drink beer, and cheer for your favorite horse. Contests and giveaways at the track are not uncommon, like their Sunday Dollar Days where admission, beers, sodas and hot dogs are all just a dollar each. Ample parking and great views of the City by the Bay are an added plus.
  • Round Valley Regional Preserve

    Marsh Creek Road and Deer Valley Road Brentwood, CA 94513 United States - Phone: +1 925 757 2620 / +1 510 636 1684(Reservations)
    This is a 2024-acre park that offers a variety of hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trails. The land was once home to local Native American tribes before it was purchased in the 1800s for farming and ranching purposes. The natural habitat of the park is celebrated by local naturalists. It is a combination of rare wildlife, vegetation and geologic wonders. Please note that in the summer months temperatures in the park can exceed 100 degrees. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bottled water as the park does not feature any water fountains.
  • Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

    San Pablo Dam Road and Clark road El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States - Phone: +1 510 236 1262
    This 2,428-acre woodland park in the East Bay is a natural wonderland with rolling green hills, deep canyons, and scattered springs and ponds. It is a beautiful setting west of Tilden Park, complete with a creek that runs through the south end (Wildcat Creek). The park is home to a variety of wildlife. You might see wildflowers in bloom, patches of poison oak, and animals like redtail hawks, snakes and foxes. One of its main attractions is Alvarado Park, which features new playground equipment, lush green lawns and picnic facilities.
  • College Avenue

    3045-3099 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    College Avenue stretches from deep within Berkeley to Oakland, and along this bustling boulevard numerous restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and much more are waiting for your enjoyment. Near the Rockridge end of the street you will find many inexpensive, eclectic restaurants serving an enormous variety of ethnic cuisines, as well as other small boutique shops selling anything from yoga mats to antique brass bedposts. Near the University, College Avenue takes on a funkier spirit, and incense shops allure you with their intriguing scents. Shopping is a major attraction of this East Bay hot spot, yet there are not many chain stores. Rather, locals prefer to support local businesses instead of national chains. However certain stores, such as Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and Hot Topic, can still be found conveniently nearby. Great for a Sunday walk where you can leisurely stroll down this beautiful avenue - stop and have a coffee at one of many cafes, or buy a unique present for a special someone!
  • Broken Drum Brewery & Wood Grill

    1132 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 456 4677
    Deliberately unpretentious from the open kitchen dishing up typical grill favorites such chilly, sandwiches and garlic fries served in mountainous proportions, to the booth seating in lightly varnished woods or the patio, this is a popular spot for locals. Young and old marvel at the fleet of beer vats mounted on the wall while quaffing ales, largers, pilsners and other products of the microbrewery craze are still strong here. Kids are welcome, too, and almost all love the lightly grilled cornbread that is a house speciality. The service is friendly and fast from the young staff.
  • Greek Theatre (The)

    2001 Gayley Road Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 3010
    Built at the turn of the 20th Century, this theater has played host not only to the University's graduation ceremonies, but has also been one of the premier venues in the city for live shows, and one of the only under the open sky. Designed like a classical Greek amphitheater with its tiered concrete seating and immense stage, it seats 8,000, every seat is a good one, and the acoustics are fantastic. Since it is outdoors, be sure to bring a coat or sweater as it gets chilly even during the summer, and a blanket if you want to sit on the grass before the stage. Call to have a schedule sent to you. Prices depend on the show.
  • Berkeley Art Museum

    2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 0808
    This museum has been bringing culture, diversity, fine art and more to Berkeley since 1970. BAM houses an impressive and ever-changing collection of fine art, sculpture and artifacts that span ages and cultures, countries and places. Find the masterpieces from the 18th Century on, from the Impressionists to the Surrealists, to 20th-century Post-modernists. Past exhibits have included a collection of mandolins from Tibet from the 15th Century, as well as the paintings of famed lesbian artist Romaine Brooks. There's always something here that captures the imagination, challenges thought and establishment, and entertains as much as it intrigues. Call for more information.
  • Gourmet Ghetto

    1600-1620 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 6444
    North of downtown Berkeley, this area features some of the best in fine cuisine and gourmet shopping in the city. Locals looking for food that is a cut above head here for the best in ethnic and local dining. The keystone is definitely Chez Panisse, known throughout the world as the place to eat in the Bay Area. You will also find that some of the best tapas can be found at Cesar, the best sushi at Toyo and authentic Thai at Cha Am. There are also several vegetarian options, like the Japanese Cha-Ya, and great breakfasts and lunches at Guerilla Cafe, to name just a few.
  • University of California, Berkeley

    101 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 6000
    Perennially ranked among the top universities in the country, the 1,365-acre, 465-building campus offer visitors as well as students museums, libraries, superb views from the Campanile, public lectures by Nobel laureates, world class entertainment and NCAA sports. Campus life centers on Sproul Plaza and Sather Gate. A reminder of Berkeley's place in American social history can be found in the form of a plaque in front of Sproul Hall, marking the spot where Mario Savio launched the Free Speech movement in 1964. Free tours of campus are given Monday-Friday, leaving from 101 University Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street. For one day in April, the university holds its annual open house, Cal Day. April is also the month that the campus hosts a number of events for Earth Week. The visitor center is located at 101 Sproul Hall near Bancroft way and Telegraph avenue.  Free tours are available, but reservations are required.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science

    1 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720-5200 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 5132
    This is a hands-on science museum. Walk in past a full-scale fiberglass model of a fin whale and indulge in earthquake simulations, dice-rolling games of probability, a planetarium and hundreds of other exhibits for both kids and adults. The younger set will particularly appreciate the Wizard Lab. The view from here (day or night) is about the best you will get in the Bay Area.
  • St. John's Presbyterian Church

    2727 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 6830
    St. John's was founded in 1906, after the San Francisco earthquake. Today it caters to the needs of the community by providing support in the areas of music, dance, child care, scouting, senior activities and self-help programs. Projects are also undertaken to help the Central American refugees, and to provide emotional support to the gay and lesbian Christians, and the homeless. Join in the prayer sessions every Sunday at 10a.
  • First Congregational Church

    2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 3696
    The First Congregational Church of Berkeley was built on December 1, 1874. Every Sunday morning, people attend the Lectionary Bible Study with Charlotte Russell in the Durant House at 8.30a. At 10a, Worship in the Sanctuary lecture is organized for the public. And there is even a sermon for children. The church also manages a children's choir and adult education programs.
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum

    1931 First Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94597 United States - Phone: +1 925 935 1978
    Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
  • California Memorial Stadium

    76 Canyon Road Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 4048 / +1 800 462 3277(Box Office)
    Located on the campus of the University of California Berkeley, California Memorial Stadium hosted its first game in 1923, and has remained the home of the California Golden Bears football team ever since. Added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 2006, the stadium underwent a major renovation after the 2010 season to update the facilities and make the complex seismically safe, which was especially important because it lies directly on the active Hayward Fault. Seating up to 63,000 spectators, the stadium is named in memory of all Californians who lost their lives in World War I. For those not wanting to pay for a ticket, games can be seen for free (albeit at a considerable distance) on Tightwad Hill, located on the eastern side of the stadium. One of the most famous plays in college football history, known simply as "The Play," took place here during The Big Game versus Stanford University in 1982.
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 647 2900
    For the theater enthusiasts, Berkeley Repertory Company (BRC) offers the best of plays: classical, contemporary and new. Founded in 1968, the BRC has been the recipient of the 1997 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Next door is its sister theater, the Roda Theater, a 600 seat contemporary playhouse that attracts some of the best international traveling productions. The BRC is an active member of the Bay Area arts community and sponsors neighborhood programming including a monthly Target Family Series, Teen Council and Target Teen Night at the Rep. It also offers educational programs to increase theater appreciation and enhance the theater-going experience. Check the website for more details.
  • Berkeley Mosque

    2716 Derby St. Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 9465
    This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
  • Reno Fun Train

    1141 Bont Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 800 783 0783
    Is Reno your destination? Then don't hesitate to climb aboard the Key Holidays' Reno Fun Train. Stopping at Emeryville, Martinez, Suisun, Sacramento and Reno, the journey takes you meandering through picturesque wintertime sights and you will even come by strolling musicians and dancers who greatly add to the festivities. A cafe and bar on board keep you fueled, but you can carry your own food and alcohol too. Prices for the trip include taxes, meals, hotel stay and lots more. Check the website for details.
  • Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

    49 Knox Drive Lafayette, CA 94549 United States - Phone: +1 925 283 8722
    At Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church people come together to seek God and to help others. It is a priority with them to merge faith and everyday living. This church is a part of San Francisco Presbytery. Adults, children, families, singles and groups all find a place and opportunity to offer their services, participate in programs and take care of others. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and face challenges in order to know God better. There are many way to get to know others in the community—retreats, events, wine festivals, games, meetings, and parades. The mission is to make a difference in the lives of the people.
  • Marin County Civic Center

    10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903 United States - Phone: +1 415 499 6400
    Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and proclaimed a national and state historic landmark, the Marin County Civic Center is incredible to behold. The building is functional as well as aesthetically impressive and serves as a world renowned venue for performances and events, which take place at the center's Showcase Theater, the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, the Exhibit Hall, as well as the Fairgrounds and Lagoon Park. Every July, the Marin County Fair is held on the grounds for five days of outdoor family fun. There are architectural tours, which should not be missed, and the Hall itself can be rented for public use. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
  • Expression College of Digital Arts

    6601 Shellmound Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 2934
    Formerly known as 'Expression Center for New Media', the centre is a 65000 Square foot building designed by eminent architect John Storyk. It is now called Expression College of Digital Arts. Various art and film festivals are held in this college by the students of the college as well as from renowned artists. These shows give a platform for the students to show their creativity and also they have an opportunity to view the creations of the industry's known names.
  • Ashby Avenue

    Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040 (Tourist Information)
    Ashby Avenue is a long stretch of road running along the southern neighborhood in Berkeley. It connects the inter-city roads well to the freeways. Starting near the Bay Street by the Bayshore it stretches up to Tunnel Road. Many establishments are dotted along the avenue. From ice cream parlors and restaurants serving mouth-watering delicacies to the Berkeley Flea Market or Ashby Super market for shopping, the avenue has them all lined up.
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

    1823 9th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1433
    The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a magnificent structure built in 1878. Inspired by the Gothic style of architecture, it have fine details on the exteriors. The church has been preserved well over the centuries and continuous to conduct regular services and ceremonies.
  • People's Park

    Between Haste Street And Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040 (Tourist Information)
    People's Park has given much to the people of Berkeley; this green lung is traversed by hundreds each day who use it as a shortcut to get from one part of the city to the other. Since the 1960's, this park has been a hotbed for left-wingers and activists who frequently organized meetings here. Till date the tradition continues and one can often spot students and volunteers deeply engrossed in their discussions.
  • Institute For East Asian Studies

    2223 Fulton Street Berkeley, CA 94720 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 2809

    The Institute For East Asian Studies is located inside the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the most comprehensive research centers for knowledge in contemporary East Asian culture. Working closely with the centers for Chinese, Japanese, Buddhist and Korean studies, this center gives a deep insight into the anthropology, economics, heath, politics, geography and languages of East Asia. It also organizes events related to indigenous arts in its museum.

     

  • University of California Botanical Garden

    200 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720 United States - Phone: +1 510 643 2755
    University of California Botanical Garden is located within the campus of University of California Berkeley. Open to the public since 1890, this is no less than an outdoor living museum that boasts over 12,000 species of flora and fauna. The garden can be rented for private events, wedding receptions, twilight tours, summer walks and concerts. Check the website for a list of tours and upcoming events.
  • Lagoon Park - Marin Civic Center

    Civic Center Drive San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
    Lagoon Park is potentially famous as an informal park that features a lagoon, picnic area, fishing and playground. It is a popular place visited by families with kids. Children can engage in traditional and modern play structures. For more information on current events that the park holds, do visit the website or call ahead.
  • Telegraph Avenue

    Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Telegraph Avenue is a prominent attraction in the city. Through the years, the street has seen its share of protests and riots, including the famous riot over the controversy of  People's Park. Apart from its historical significance, the Telegraph Avenue also serves as a great shopping and sightseeing destination for tourists as well as locals. The street is also the venue for the popular Telegraph Street Fair. Do call for more information.
  • Berkeley Rose Garden (The)

    1200 Euclid Avenue Berkeley, CA 94708 United States - Phone: +1 510 981 5150(City Park Council)
    Occupying a massive 3.64 acres, the Berkeley Rose Garden boasts over 3000 rose bushes and 250 unique rose varieties. This fragrant city park features six luscious terraces, four tennis courts, and a spectacular sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Historians and architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the New Deal roots of the park's Depression-era construction, as well as the charming First Bay Tradition-styled design of the park and the surrounding residential neighborhood. The garden blooms most dramatically in mid-May. Call for information on operational hours.
  • Contra Loma Regional Park

    1200 Frederickson Lane Antioch, CA 94509 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free) /+1 925 779 6950(City Park Council)
  • Takara Sake USA

    708 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 8250

    If you like wine tasting but want to try something new, head over to Takara Sake USA near the Fourth Street Shopping District. Don't be fooled by Takara's looks, although the outside appears quite industrial, the tasting room is pleasant, airy, and elegant. Try a flight of sake and learn about the brewing and production of this flavorful, Japanese brew by peering through a factory window, viewing an informative movie, or exploring Takara's very own sake museum exhibiting antique sake-making tools. Don't like sake? Lucky for you, Takara also sells plum wines, shochu, cooking sake, malt beverages, Japanese vodka, and of course, souvenirs. Takara validates up to one hour in the Fourth Street Shopping District parking lot.

  • Charter Hill (Tightwad Hill)

    Off Stadium Rim Way & Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Hikers, lovers, and photographers go for the stunning panorama of the Berkeley skyline. Fans of college football go to join the spirited "Tightwad Hill" crowd in their "free seats" overlooking Memorial Stadium. It may not be easy to get here, but once you've made it, you immediately sense the tradition steeped within these grounds. Though it looks more impressive from afar, you can find the giant, block-letter "C" on this hill, where it has received hundreds of coatings of paint since its original construction in 1905. Also, during football games the California Victory Canon fires from Charter Hill after every Cal Bears touchdown and victory. Please note that the hill is steep and un-lit at night.
  • Sather Tower (The Campanile)

    University Drive & S Hall Road Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information) /+1 510 653 8056
    Sather Tower is most commonly known as "The Campanile" to locals. Easily spotted in the Berkeley skyline, it remains the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world. For a small fee, you can take an elevator ride and a flight of stairs to the eighth floor observation deck. Inside, you'll find a full concert carillon comprised of 61 massive bells. Looking outside you'll find a lovely aerial view of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay.  Except in summer, brief concerts are played regularly, three times a day, with the longest concert played on Sunday afternoons. Check out the website for concert schedules, admission hours, and any closures that may be due to repairs and construction.
  • Berkeley Pier

    End of University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    When you step onto the Berkeley Pier, it looks as though you might actually be able to walk all the way to San Francisco. Extending more than 3,000 feet, it is one of the longest piers in the state of California. Here, you'll find a smattering of joggers and canoodling couples, but mostly what you'll find are people fishing. Depending on the time of year, you could catch perch and starry flounder, or striped bass and California halibut. Since it's a public pier, no fishing license is required, and the parking is free. To visit, take the University Exit off of I-80 and go West. The pier is open seven days a week, and features restrooms, cleaning stations, and wind breaks. Visit the Department of Fish and Game for the latest fishing regulations.
  • Hornblower Angel Island Amazing Race

    200 Marina Boulevard Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 9020
    Team building takes an exhilarating twist on Angel Island, where scavenger hunts, photo recreation, spy games and other activities challenge, entertain and unite colleagues. On-board breakfast and a picnic lunch on the island round out the day's events.
  • Hornblower Alcatraz Discovery Lunch Cruise

    200 Marina Boulevard Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 9020
    The Alcatraz Discovery Lunch Cruise circles the storied facility that once housed Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, as a guide chronicles the island’s history and natural features. Guests also enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet and introductions to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West, and the famed San Francisco waterfront. The tour is a must for both visitors and locals.
  • Mazzariello Labyrinth

    6800 Skyline Boulevard Orinda, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    Located inside the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, the Mazzariello Labyrinth is a maze of rocks that was created by Helen Mazzariello. It is found in a delicate earthquake-prone zone, in an old limestone quarry. Locals explore the maze and on reaching the center, leave a token as an offering. The park authorities are very strict about the environment guidelines here. Wild flora and fauna like mountain lions are also spotted.
  • Mission San Rafael Arcangel

    1104 5th Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 454 8141
    The Mission San Rafael Archangel is a historical and spiritual melting pot in the catholic community. The parish hosts several faith formation and Eucharistic celebrations through the week. The museum of Mission San Rafael Archangel contains artifacts and objects open to the public, including the original bells from the chapel.
  • Bernardo Fernandez House

    100 Tennent Avenue Pinole, CA 94564 United States
    Bernardo Fernandez House is owned by Bernardo Fernandez, a Portuguese merchant. This splendid mansion has beautiful rooms and is added to the Contra Costa Inventory of Historic Places & the National Register of Historic Places.
  • George C. Edwards Stadium

    Junction of Bancroft Way and Fulton Street Berkeley, CA 94720 United States - Phone: +1 510 643 8038
    Built in 1932, this track and field , soccer stadium was one of its kind till 1999 and is one of the best track and field stadiums in the world. Edwards Track Stadium / Goldman Field or the George C. Edwards Stadium has seen some of the best collegiate and individual performances in the history of sports. It has hosted eight championship tournaments and witnessed world records, American and collegiate records being set here. The stadium also offers excellent views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay.
  • Gardens at Heather Farm

    1540 Marchbanks Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 947 1678
    Gardens at Heather Farm is located in Walnut Creek, California. It is a six-acre (2.42-hectare) property with stunnings views of Mount Diablo. It is open to visitors on all seven days of the week. Some of the gardens here at Heather Farm are Black Pine Garden, Butterfly Garden, Sensory Garden, Native Plant Garden, Mother's Garden, Diablo Ascent Garden, Cowden Rose Garden, and many more.
  • East Brother Island Light

    630 Sonoma Street Richmond, CA 94805 United States
    A pair of two small island called The Brothers is an island at the San Francisco Bay. Originally used as the site for military purposes, the historic site of court battles was then scrapped. Soon, it was a home of the East Brother Island Light House and became a major attraction. The island also features a Victorian style home that is used as a bed and breakfast inn where along with visiting, one can stay and view the beauty of the light home.

  • Panoramic Hill

    Panoramic Hill Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Quietly tucked between Berkeley and Oakland, the Panoramic Hill is a residential neighborhood for the inhabitants of both cities. It offers excellent views of the San Francisco and the Bay area. The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association listed it as the Berkeley's 'Most Romantic Neighborhood'.
  • Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP

    1414 Harbour Way South Richmond, CA 94804 United States - Phone: +1 510 232 5050
    The monumental Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park is primly situated at Richmond in California. It represents and conserves the historical legacy of America pertaining to the World War II. At this historical site, visitors can explore the visitors center, exhibits pertaining to World War II and so forth. Get an insight into the role of America and important events during the World War II.
  • Sather Gate

    Sather Road Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
    The Sather Gate is a momentous landmark in the University of California campus, in Berkeley. Spread over 0.2 acres (0.081 hectares), the site occupies great vitality. It was constructed in 1910 by esteemed architect John Galen Howard. It is an impeccable example of the Classical Revival and the Beaux Arts style of architecture. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
  • South Hall

    South Hall Road Berkeley, CA 94720 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 1464
    Well known as the oldest surviving building of the University of California, the South Hall is the only old structure that is still in existence on the campus. Housing the first physics library, college of agriculture, business school and also a temporary museum, the hall is a beautiful srchitectured structure and it features a railing balcony at the entrance. This hall stands as the sole survivor of the university and is a great place to visit. Tours are available too.

  • SS Red Oak Victory

    1337 Canal Boulevard Richmond, CA 94804 United States - Phone: +1 510 237 2933
    Known as the ship that was used in the Second World War, the SS Red Oak Victory is a US Military Victory Class Cargo ship that is a historic pride. Currently a museum ship, the Red Oak stands as a ship that takes one to the historic past. Open as a museum to the public from 10 am to 3 pm, the ship is accessible on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the Weekends. Great celebration occurs when the day of the veterans is celebrated on the ship.

  • Redwood Valley Railway

    Lomas Cantadas Road Orinda, CA 94563 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 6100
    When visiting Tilden Regional Park, hop on to the Redwood Valley Railway, and enjoy a ride through the lush greens of the park. Erich Thomsen established this miniature train ride in 1952, to give visitors a joyful and pleasant trip through the park. Steam engines are used to give visitors a 12-minute joy ride. The ride is available year-round, but call ahead for varying hours.
  • Thorsen House

    2307 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
    The Thorsen House is located at Berkeley, California. It is also known as The William R. Thorsen House and this mansion was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Tours of the house are conducted on a regular basis with special focus on the architectural aspect.
  • Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round

    Off Central Park Drive Berkeley, CA 94708 United States - Phone: +1 510 524 6773
    Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round is located at Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley. It was built in the year 1911 C.E and is one of the few antique carousels left in the United States. It was constructed by the Herschel-Spillman Company of Tonawanda, New York and the carousel was used at amusement parks in San Bernardino, Ocean Beach, and Los Angeles. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on September 29, 1976.
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

    Kinney Boulevard Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 228 8860
    The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial stands eloquently as a memorial dedicated to the people who died in the horrifying Port Chicago disaster. The memorial has immense monumental value and is a part of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. This memorial is a poignant reminder of the disastrous effects that a war can inflict on any nation.
  • Old Borges Ranch

    1035 Castle Rock Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 943 5899
    The Old Borges Ranch is a historically significant district that was originally a family ranch owned by Frank Borges. This historical ranch forms the core of the Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space events and is now a ranger station. Open to all, visitors can explore the on-site home, farming machinery and other objects prevalent in that era. Check website for details.
  • Hastings Adobe

    Stratton Lane Collinsville, CA United States
    The Hastings Adobe is a historic home and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This private house cannot be accessed by general public, but one can catch a glimpse of its exteriors.
  • Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Hearst Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 3591 / +1 510 642 6000
    Nestled within the sprawling campus of the University of California, the Hearst Memorial Mining Building was a space where research pertaining to mining materials like magnetic, chemical materials was conducted. This building is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is California's Historical Landmark.
  • Skates on the Bay

    100 Seawall Drive Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1900
    Fine restaurant connoisseurs from all over the Bay Area frequent this Berkeley hot spot. It is a great place for a romantic or family dinner, or just appetizers at the bar with friends. Built on stilts right over the water, it offers unforgettable views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The menu is filled with a vast selection of seafood, fish, chicken and pasta entrees. Try the grilled sirloin steak and roasted garlic prawns. The wine list features California selections.
  • Sam's Log Cabin

    945 San Pablo Avenue Albany, CA 94706 United States - Phone: +1 510 558 0494
    Treat yourself to something different and have breakfast at Sam's Log Cabin. The family-run roadhouse that looks like it was built with Lincoln Logs, has a casual atmosphere, and serves simple, yet inventive, gourmet dishes. The inside is decorated with vintage knick-knacks and hanging egg beaters. Outside is reminiscent of a residential backyard with patio seating and a lawn with lawn chairs, for guests to relax on while waiting for a table. The menu offers a few, select breakfast and lunch choices. Choose from delicious items such as mango and yogurt parfait, Swedish crepes, organic eggs, potato-leek soup, homemade fish sticks, and homemade coffee cake.
  • Kasbah

    200 Merrydale Road San Rafael, CA 94903 United States - Phone: +1 415 472 6666
    Marrakesh natives and gracious hosts, the Lahlou Brothers insist that their food be as authentic as the setting. The popular restaurant situated in an adobe building is elegantly appointed with rich area rugs, brass lamps, and tents in the two dining rooms. They also insist on using free-range meats and poultry as well as organic vegetables whenever possible. Start with the lentil soup that is deliberately light so as to pique, not stifle, the appetite. For a main course, the Lamb Tangine is honey-based with raisins and almonds with a smokey sweet-and-sour flavor that is unforgettable. The eclectic wine list ranges from Portugal to France to local vintages and are well-priced.
  • Las Camelias

    912 Lincoln Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 453 5850
    This may look like a hacienda from California's colonial past, but it is actually an unfussy, elegant place to get delicious Mexican food a la Marin. You will find classic Mexican favorites with Nouvelle Cuisine twist. Chile Rellenos comes with a cream sauce kissed with cinnamon. The grilled chicken salad is topped with a creamy cilantro sauce that complements the crunchy jicama. The service is as gracious as you'd find at a hacienda. It is popular with locals and tourists, especially on weekends when reservations become de riguer.
  • Chrysanthemum

    2214 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 456 6926
    Looking more like a French country cafe than one of the finer Chinese restaurants in Marin, the atmosphere is unhurried, the service excellent and the food is terrific. The noise level is kept low by dividing the dining area into several small rooms done in pastel colors. The menu offers many styles of Chinese regional cuisine, each done well. Sizzling rice plates, with a choice of meat, chicken or fish, are popular with the locals who fill the place on weekends as is the pepper pork chops and braised rock cod, among other selections. The restaurant also has a separate vegetarian section in the menu, so veggies are also welcome. Please see the website for further information.
  • Royal Thai

    610 Third Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 485 1074
    Located in an area called the French Quarter, though the buildings are 19th-century gingerbread Victorians, not 18th-century brick Creole, Royal Thai is less ornate than its surroundings. There are a few pieces of Thai art on the wall, but otherwise only the excellent service and delicious Thai food are remarkable. The menu features sweet-hot marinated prawns, chilli-spiked pork as well as noodle dishes that are flavorful and well prepared. Crowded with locals, especially on weekends and for the priced-right lunch specials.
  • Mayflower Pub

    1533 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 456 1011
    Far from the actual British Isles set in the proverbial silver sea is Mayflower Pub as close to the real thing as it gets in Northern California. The place is hopping with dart games in the bar and hearty pub fare in the restaurant, including what aficionados have described as a particularly toothsome steak and kidney pie. There is also shepherd's pie, fish and chips and a sherry trifle that is rich and maybe a bit too strong for the kids who have their own menu here. The mood is rollicking but not riotous for the local regulars with the wait staff making everything run smoothly in the party atmosphere.
  • Salute Ristorante

    1900 Esplanade Drive Richmond, CA 94804 United States - Phone: +1 510 215 0803
    With its dark wood, long bar with brass fittings and leather banquette seating, Salute Ristorante hearkens back to spaghetti joints of the '50s, but only in appearance. The menu at this upscale eatery is strictly posh with prawns with pancetta drizzled in extra-virgin olive oil and potato gnocchi in a beef ragout that is hearty and divine. Wines include vintages from Italy and California with prices starting around $10 for a good bottle. The location in downtown could not be better for a break from shopping or a bite before or after an event at the Rafael Film Center. The mood is casual, but the service is strictly business.
  • Gilman Grill

    1300 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 524 2532
    This spacious, diner-style dining room has green marble tabletops, high ceilings and hanging plants. You will always find parking in the restaurant's own parking lot. The kitchen prepares a variety of dishes, from low-calorie treats to sinful entrees. The breakfast portion of the menu is the highlight; however, the lunch menu is also a strong contender with homemade soups and grilled chicken sandwiches. But the shining stars are the delicious egg dishes dripping in Hollandaise Sauce. Try the Crab and Artichoke Benedict served with a side of perfectly cooked home-style potatoes, topped with a dollop of sour cream.
  • Bucci's

    6121 Hollis Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 4725
    Twenty- and thirty-somethings from nearby firms come to Bucci's for a casual meal and a place to unwind. The decor is retro '70s and the food is standard Italian restaurant fare, but done with a welcome upscale, California Cuisine touch. Only the freshest, seasonal ingredients go into the polenta, pasta and gnocchi dishes that change daily. The pizza, served is also popular with those looking for a quick bite after work. The service is informal but efficient and the wine list has a good selection of Italian and California vintages.
  • Hong Kong East Ocean Restaurant

    3199 Powell Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 3388
    The seafood here would be great no matter what the view. There is something about the sight of a gorgeous sunset beyond the blue horizon that brings out the best in the fresher-than-fresh dishes here. Tanks of live fish and shellfish greet you at the door of this restaurant that is decorated with gilded wood and Asian art. The preparation of the cuisine, including a perfectly splendid selection of dim sum, is meticulous and expert. Whether Sea Bass grilled simply with lemongrass or baked as part of a clay pot dinner, everything is a delight. So is the service, which is efficient and personable.
  • Broken Drum Brewery & Wood Grill

    1132 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 456 4677
    Deliberately unpretentious from the open kitchen dishing up typical grill favorites such chilly, sandwiches and garlic fries served in mountainous proportions, to the booth seating in lightly varnished woods or the patio, this is a popular spot for locals. Young and old marvel at the fleet of beer vats mounted on the wall while quaffing ales, largers, pilsners and other products of the microbrewery craze are still strong here. Kids are welcome, too, and almost all love the lightly grilled cornbread that is a house speciality. The service is friendly and fast from the young staff.
  • Lotus Cuisine of India

    704 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 456 5808
    A elegantly lush, light-filled space a profusion of greenery and murals, this is a popular spot for locals of all stripes to have a great meal served by a personable, attentive wait staff. House specials include authentic, meticulously prepared kebabs, Tandooris, Biryanis and curries made with chicken, seafood, beef, lamb or vegetarian-style. Traditional Gulab Jamun, house-made ice cream, and a rich and creamy milk pudding made with fragrant Basmati rice as well as a selection in Indian beers and local wines rounds out the meals here.
  • Kamikaze Sushi Bar

    223 Third Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 457 6776
    It is tradition versus the 20th century at this first-rate sushi bar, which is a favorite of locals of all ages. You can gaze on ornate antique kimonos on one wall or watch one of the bank of televisions on another, each tuned to a different sports or news channel. It is a shame, though, to be distracted even a little from the delicious and expertly prepared hand rolls, nigiri and shashimi served up by the ebullient sushi chefs and the cheerful wait staff that handles the table service. In addition to sushi, you can find great tempura, including dessert varieties and teriyaki as well as a wonderful selection of steak.
  • Mangia Mangia

    755 San Pablo Avenue Albany, CA 94706 United States - Phone: +1 510 526 9700
    The interior is a little stark with its white walls and black chairs at the linen-topped tables, but the ambience warms considerably with the service from the friendly wait staff and the delicious food found here. Toothsome pasta dishes, including a divine Fettucine Tri-Colore al Salmone Affumicato that tosses smoked salmon with prosciutto and spinach fettucine, shares the menu with rich minestrone, traditional Caesar Salad, flavorful grilled pork and seafood, and succulent roasted chicken. For dessert, try the masterfully executed Zabaglione made with a hint of lemon and served over seasonal fresh berries. This restaurant's services also include catering, party and event services.
  • Il Davide

    901 A Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 454 8080
    The dining room is done up in a color that is like nothing so much as the most delicate tomato cream sauce. An apt choice for a restaurant that turns out a superior one over its al dente pasta, but there are other delights, too. Fresh seafood is prepared well here, whether grilled with lemon and rosemary or bathed in a rich sauce and stuffed into temptingly plump ravioli. For fresh air without UV rays, there is patio seating under umbrellas and quick, personable service indoors and out. The wine list is good with excellent California selections. Opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30AM.
  • Dead Fish (The)

    20050 San Pablo Avenue Crockett, CA 94525 United States - Phone: +1 510 787 3323
    Strictly speaking, the name is accurate. It is what is served here. Still, you have to admire the moxie in choosing that particularly descriptive name. Concentrate, though, on the delicious Neapolitan-style cooking here from recipes handed down by the owner's grandmother. In addition to the terrific mussels, shellfish and fish dishes, find top quality prime rib and wonderful pastas. Specials change daily from the Broiled Halibut in Marinara Sauce to the hearty, house-made Cioppino. The service is warm and friendly for the popular favorite with locals and tourists.
  • Top Dog

    2534 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 5967
    Sometimes you want a Louisiana link that sends your tongue on a one-way trip to New Orleans - a decent kosher frank. That is what the owner wanted when he opened up this small stand: a taste of New York's famous ethnic sausages from its German, Italian and Polish neighborhoods. And they ship bulk orders around the world, too! Not surprisingly, this joint is a hit with local students grabbing a quick bite between classes or a satisfying break during a late-night study session. Place your order at the front and hang out while waiting for your link. Lemon Chicken, Kielbasa and the turkey "Bird Dog" are among the several appetizing selections.
  • La Burrita

    2530 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 4859
    If you are short on cash, do not fear. Your craving for fast, filling and tasty taqueria staples can be sated with a charge card. Or if you just want to dine on the cheap, this is the place for you. This is a definite to-go place. There are five tables in very close quarters that afford a nice view of the elbows and lower backs of those in line. Find carne asada, bean, cheesesteak and vegetarian. It also serves tacos and salads like the taco and the chicken fajita salad.
  • Henry's

    2600 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 809 4132
    This place has been serving up traditional pub fare, a few gourmet treats and lots of smiles in this congenial "publick" house atmosphere since 1981. If you are looking for a quick meal, want to catch a game on the television in the corner, or are just looking for a spirited good time, it is here. Sit at one of the tall tables or at the huge wood bar. The high ceilings and tall windows keep this place from falling into the dark, smoky sports bar category. Find dozens of beers on tap and a full bar. The menu features old standards like nachos and cheesy potato skins as well as the huge Henry's Burger.
  • Cafe Pressario

    2600 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 8981
    This small coffee house serves up great espresso and coffee drinks to those looking for a little pick-me-up or some time on the Internet. Here you will find freshly roasted and ground house blends, espresso, mochas, lattes and cappucinos. There is also a small selection of juices, bottled water and baked goods like muffins, danish, bagels and biscotti. There are a few computers for Internet access, and the owners are in the process of acquiring as many as the space will accommodate. You will also find a limited amount of sundries for the convenience of those hotel patrons who may have left something at home. Cash only. As a part of the Hotel Durant, this cafe reflects its elegance, while still being sidewalk level and a block away from Telegraph. The long, narrow space seems longer from the mirrored wall at one end, and along the wall opposite the large windows that look out upon Durant Street foot traffic. The cafe is a bright mural of folks enjoying a jovial coffee house atmosphere. Relax with a cup, a book or a "mouse".
  • Starry Plough Pub (The)

    3101 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 2082
    This favorite is full of congenial spirits (both the drinks and the regulars), fish and chips and some of the best in local and Irish bands. Enjoy over two dozen beers on tap, including an impressive selection of local brews and ales, as well as the usual suspects (Guinness, Rolling Rock). There is a small dancefloor that fills up during live performances, but also features locals who jump on in for folk dancing. Traditional Irish dance lessons are held on Mondays, and Happy Hour lasts from opening to 7p.
  • Gourmet Ghetto

    1600-1620 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 6444
    North of downtown Berkeley, this area features some of the best in fine cuisine and gourmet shopping in the city. Locals looking for food that is a cut above head here for the best in ethnic and local dining. The keystone is definitely Chez Panisse, known throughout the world as the place to eat in the Bay Area. You will also find that some of the best tapas can be found at Cesar, the best sushi at Toyo and authentic Thai at Cha Am. There are also several vegetarian options, like the Japanese Cha-Ya, and great breakfasts and lunches at Guerilla Cafe, to name just a few.
  • Manpuku

    2977 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 2536
    Enjoy this quick, easy and informal sushi joint on College Avenue. And most importantly, it's cheap! When you sit down at the bar, you will find all the standard choices on the menu, like Yellow Tail, Salmon, Egg, Eel, Shrimp, Urchin plus various maki like California rolls, cucumber rolls and the delicious Negi Hama (yellow tail with green onion). Nothing is more than $3. The best part is its refrigerated case full of takeout of everything on the menu. Everything available has been made that day and is as fresh as eating at the bar.
  • Viceroy Indian Restaurant

    21 Shattuck Square Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1814
    Within a grand hall-like atmosphere with dozens and dozens of tables, and beautiful traditional art on the walls, waft the smells of tandoori and curry and naan. The delights of both Northern and Southern cuisine are made fresh from the kitchen, and are different every day but usually include a variety of meat and vegetable samosas and pakoras. There are also tandoori dishes, and a variety of kormas, saags, masalas and vindaloos with chicken, lamb and fish. And for a few dollars more includes dal, soup, breads and dessert. It goes down well with Indian beer.
  • Thai Noodle

    1936 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 6531
    From the outside, the bright pink neon may seem blinding, and upon entering you will be transported back to the 80s. The light is bright and music slightly retro (Gary Numan, Duran Duran), but this restaurant offers quick and inexpensive Thai cuisine. The best part is the late hours, so you can easily sate your midnight satay cravings. Try said satay with a noodle dish such as Yen Ta Fo, Pad Thai or one of the many rice plates, and wash it down with a Far East beer. For dessert, there is sticky rice with mango.
  • Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café

    1517 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 5049 / +1 510 548 5525
    Few restaurants are known worldwide. Welcome to the jewel in Berkeley's culinary crown, the restaurant around which the famous Gourmet Ghetto has grown. Alice Waters opened this restaurant in 1971 in the hopes of marrying the best in international culinary skills with locally produced organic ingredients, all in the atmosphere of a friendly dinner party. She has more than succeeded. In this intimate setting of brick and wood, an upstairs cafe was opened to offer the delights and flavors of Chez Panisse with a more casual setting and more casual prices. The menu changes daily, but an example of dinner includes Oyster Bisque with Tomales Bay Oysters and Herb Croutons, Oregon Steelhead with Rose Butter, and Apple Jalousie Tart with Candied Orange Ice Cream. The wine list is extensive, featuring dozens and dozens of wines from almost as many countries.
  • Vegi Food China

    2083 Vine Street Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 5244
    Inside this nondescript, all-vegetarian Chinese restaurant, you will find an informal yet comfortable setting with daily specials tacked up on the blue walls, and some traditional lanterns and statuary. The owner strongly believes in the health benefits of a vegetarian diet (as the news clippings posted to the door will attest) and in having everything fresh and bursting with seasonal goodness. Try vegetarian variations on old favorites, including Chow Mein, Lo Mein and combinations like the Black Mushroom and Greens or Braised Eggplant. For those who miss the texture of meat, there are many dishes made with bean gluten. Cash only.
  • Cha-Ya

    1686 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 981 1213
    Here you will find strictly vegetarian Japanese dishes. All types of postmodern renditions of sushi and soba dishes can be had, and at remarkable prices to boot. Appetizers include said Robata (broiled veggies on skewers) and Kakiage (deep fried veggies). The noodle dishes are filling and steamy. Try the a la carte sushi, all veggie of course, and served on fingers of rice nigiri-style. Complete dinners, including miso soup and house salad include the Sushi Combo, Hosomaki Combo and the Soba Sushi (buckwheat noodle sushi with dipping sauce).
  • Toyo

    1463 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 3768
    With exceptional service in a comfortable setting, this eatery has been serving Berkeley's sushi needs since the 1990s. Sit beneath the large paper lanterns at one of the few tables and enjoy your seafood in a mellow, relaxed atmosphere. The nigiri is relatively inexpensive, and includes the usual suspects like octopus, eel, maguro and sea urchin. There is also a nice selection of bamboo rolls, like avocado, crab and tobiko. If raw fish is not your thing, try the many teriyaki dishes, including steak, chicken and salmon.
  • Long Life Vegi House

    2129 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 6072
    The decor here is odd, yet the wood paneling is somehow comforting as you sit beneath the immense paper lanterns and the giant swordfish. Long Life believes a veggie diet is the secret to a long life, and its expansive menu is testament to the fact that the taste and skill of authentic Chinese cuisine can be delicious and inexpensive. It offers soy protein dishes and wheat gluten like Kung Pao Vegi Beef. The seafood is real, however, and includes Lobster Creamed Sauce Prawns. It offers a weekend Dim Sum brunch where dumplings and buns can be had for pennies.
  • Trattoria La Siciliana

    2993 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 704 1474
    Winner of several "Best of the Bay" awards by local newspapers, this trattoria serves traditional southern Italian dishes in a warm and friendly setting. Inside find tiled floors and Italian arts and crafts, including handmade puppets suspended from the ceiling and the ubiquitous garlic wreaths. You are sure to enjoy the friendly service and fine food. Try entrees like linguine, Bistec Impaneta or the Pollo alla Scarpanello (chicken with lemon, garlic and wine sauce). The wine selection includes both Italian and California wines, but try the house chianti, which beautifully complements the dishes.

    Note: Cash only
  • Oriental Restaurant

    1782 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 1005
    Find a mix of primarily Chinese food with hints of Japanese, Indian, Korean and some Southeast Asian touches thrown in for good measure. It features noodle plates with vegetables, chow mein and Hong Kong noodles, claypots and many vegetarian and traditional plates like Curry Shrimp and Almonds with Tofu and Shrimp among the daily specials and more than 100 regular dishes. Drinks include homemade soy milk, soft drinks and Vietnamese iced tea.
  • Poulet

    1685 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 5932
    Despite its French name, the offerings here are varied, from North Africa, Asia, Italy and the American South. This great little gourmet food store features a counter stocked with salads like Saffron Orzo and Burmese Noodles. Find polentas, grilled chicken and tofu, meatloaf, Creole sausage, jambalaya, roasted root vegetables, and all manner of sandwiches, served on baguettes, levain, sour roll, focaccia or aram, as well as pastries, cakes and daily specials. There are several tables in a comfortable, French country setting with crockery, pictures of poulet and fresh flowers.
  • Bongo Burger

    2154 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 7700
    Since 1968, this restaurant has been serving chic and delicious burgers, bacon and baklava on the cheap. A cut above a greasy spoon or a fast food joint, it has a sleek, yellow and blue decor, comfy seats and apparent gloss. It serves breakfasts, like omelets with cheese, mushroom, bacon, or sausage, or eggs any style. Also find sandwiches with a decidedly Middle Eastern flair like the Shish Kebab Sandwich. Vegetarian selections include falafel and hummus sandwiches. But really, you are here for the burgers, which are big, cheap and juicy. Try the All-American and the Bacon. Everything is grilled and made to order.
  • Saigon Express

    2045 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 486 1778
    This corner restaurant is stark and simple, but with the greetings all accompanied with a smile, you will feel right at home. You can order prepared dishes and combination plates at the small buffet up front, and either sit down or take it to go. Depending on how many items you have (that change daily) you can fill up on the assortment of fried rolls, noodle and vegetable dishes, buttery fried rice with pork, or whatever else is set out that day. The beef dishes, such as Oyster Beef, are also particularly good. House beer and wine are available by the glass. Sit-down service is also available.
  • Sorrento Cafe

    2510 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 8220
    This cozy little gem has been serving up quick and inexpensive pastas for years, and has recently added baklava and morning pastries to its repertoire. Choose to sit either outside on the sidewalk with the Telegraph Avenue foot traffic, or down in the warm dining room decorated with sponge-painted walls, flowers and smiles from the servers. The pastas include spaghetti with meatballs, fettucini alfredo (homemade alfredo sauce!) and marinara dishes. It offers salads like the green salad, and an avocado-tomato. Or stop in during the morning for coffee, bagels and muffins. Student Advantage discount is accepted.
  • Blondie's Pizza

    2340 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 1129
    For years this place been cranking out fresh, hot slices loaded with cheese, generous toppings and a substantial crust. Modeled after the famous grab-and-go pizzerias of New York, it holds its own nicely against them. The inside has a few lean-on bars upon which you can eat, but most grab a slice and hit the Avenue. Slice prices vary depending on what you order, but you can also order whole pies with all the usual toppings like veggies, pepperoni or sausage.
  • Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

    1600 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 558 0528
    This favorite serves up a wide variety of hamburgers. It also has more than a dozen chicken, turkey and tofu selections, and ten different salads including Thai Chicken. The atmosphere is fun and casual with mod posters on the wall and friendly servers. The burgers are huge, as are the baskets of fries and onion rings, and the shakes thick and old fashioned. The burgers include the basic, the Popeye (fresh spinach) and the Louisiana Blackened. The chicken, turkey and tofu burgers include Teriyaki and Maui Waui. You can add extras like pesto, homemade salsa, guacamole and sauteed mushrooms. More serious vegetarians can try the Portabello Burgers.
  • Cascada (La)

    2164 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 704 8688
    Murals of villas and a marketplace grace the wall of this restaurant. The music is fun, the service great, the food cannot be beat. This eatery makes its ingredients in small batches, ensuring you get the freshest available. Its meat is hand-trimmed, lean and low in sodium. Healthy cooking is key here. Choose from a whole wheat, spinach or tomato tortilla. Wraps and burritos can be had traditionally, or more creatively, like the picante (with chipolte). Choose from chicken, beef, carnitas or chorizo, salmon, snapper and prawns. For breakfast, try Chorizo and Eggs, Huevos Rancheros or the Mexican Omelet.
  • Mandarin Garden

    2025 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 4849
    This restaurant brings back memories of those grand Chinese restaurants from yore. The kind where you walk in and find a water pond and wild foliage to one side, dark wood walls to another, well worn red booths, golden dragons observing you as you dine and waiters in smart red vests with embroidery. Not many of these gems left, for those who consider them gems. Enjoy Northern Chinese and Mandarin cuisine here. Entrees include Bean Curd Beef, General Tsao's Chicken and Sea Cucumber with Pork, and Calamari with Black Bean Sauce. Many vegetarian selections are also available.
  • Thai Delight

    1700 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 0611
    This is the perfect place for a nice, low-key Thai lunch or dinner in a comfortably elegant setting (traditional artwork, Asian lamps, leafy plants) where locals come for good Thai food with many vegetarian options. The service is friendly, the menu vast and inexpensive. Although most of the menu is fairly traditional (the ubiquitous Pad Thai, the ever faithful and comforting Coconut Chicken Soup), you will find some truly delightful and unique options like the Chu-Chi (a red curry) or a very tasty Pineapple Fried Rice. The vegetarian options include various sauteed veggie dishes, Basil Tofu and Silver Noodles.
  • Joshu-Ya

    2441 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 5260
    Locals-in-the-know looking for fine Japanese cuisine and sushi, head over to this restaurant. In a small converted house, a beautiful patio and garden brims with lush plants, trees and traditional lanterns. You can also opt to sit inside at the bar or at one of the cozy, funky tables. It features a wide variety of traditional Japanese specialties, like teriyaki, tempura and katsu, udon and nabe-mono (iron pot stews). The sushi menu is equally as extensive and includes the traditional shrimp, yellowtail, scallop, fried bean curd and tuna as well as a selection of maki and temaki.
  • Fat Slice Pizza

    2375 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 6479
    This place offers quick, hot slices topped with all sorts of fresh ingredients, lots of cheese, and a thick and hearty crust. With lots of neon and bright light, and a few more tables at which to sit and relax, some think it the best pizzeria around Telegraph.
  • Julie's Healthy Cafe

    2564 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 486 8322
    The tables here are located along the atrium, along with a few plants and a glass roof, which is particularly cool to eat under during a rainstorm. True to its name, the place whips up all sorts of healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinner entrees, all at reasonable prices. Order at the counter, then sit beneath the glass. Morning selections include coffee, homemade muffins and pastries, eggs and omelets. Throughout the day find homemade soups, lasagna, stuffed baked potatoes and burgers. Try Southeast Asian entrees like the Mee Gorang, curry dishes and spicy udon. Only cash is accepted.
  • Asian Restaurants at Durant Avenue

    2519 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
    In the mood for Asian cuisine? Head over to this small food court. Circling around an outdoor seating area are a collection of 10 small Asian restaurants (also a donut shop and a gyro place) so you can grab what you like and enjoy it al fresco, although some restaurants have indoor seating. Find everything from King Pin Donuts (deep-fried, sugary glazed dough since 1939),to teriyaki and bean curd, as well as noodles and soups to pearl tapioca drinks to Korean BBQ. In between there is satay, curries and Kung Pao and Mu Shu. The gyro place may stick out in this garden of Asian delights, but it also offers biryani rice plates.
  • Bette's Ocean View Diner

    1807 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 3230 / +1 866 972 6879(Toll Free)
    The name's a bit misleading. Not only is there no ocean view, but this is not your ordinary diner. Though it has streamlined aluminum and black-and-white tile, and the fare is inspired by diner cuisine, the ingredients are the freshest available and the dishes are prepared with care and imagination. At breakfast, the cooks do wonderful things with the humble buttermilk pancake, and the scrambled eggs and tortilla chips are memorable, as well. At lunch, it is sandwiches and plate specials, which often feature a fresh fish filet. The to-go counter next door offers sandwiches and mini-pizzas.
  • Vik's Chaat Corner

    2390 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 4432
    Chaat, the Hindi word for snacks, are the stock-in-trade of this bright blue warehouse on Berkeley's industrial West Side. Every day, two dozen varieties of chaat are chalked up on the whiteboard, including tasty little morsels ranging from vadu and chole to pakoras and samosas. The eatery has been discovered, big time, but the counter service is fast enough to handle the big lunchtime crowds. Insider's tip: on weekends, order the masala dosas, huge lentil pancakes with spiced potato fillings in a thin lentil soup.
  • Cheese Board Pizza (The)

    1512 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 3055
    This storefront ranks among the great cheeseries in the United States. It is a fairly large space, but not a square inch of it is wasted in piling up the copious selection of sage derbys, gruyeres, gjetosts, cambozolas and manchegos. The latest arrivals are noted up on a big blackboard, and the staff is knowledgeable to the point of didacticism. It offers many other specialty foods, too, and has its own bakery. The Cheese Board Pizzeria is a Bay Area favorite for its daily changing artisan pizza specials.
  • La Mediterranee

    2936 College Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 7773
    Come here for delicious, freshly made food from Greece, North Africa and the Near East. You will be surrounded with blue tiles, wine bottles and an airy atmosphere. It offers delicious favorites like hummus and pita, dolmas, baba ganoush and tabbouleh all made from scratch. For vegetarians, it offers Armenian tomato salad, and a vegetarian assortment platter. Carnivores have lamb kebabs, pomegranate chicken and occasional fish dishes. The phyllo pastries (chicken, spinach and cheese, and meat) are perennial favorites, as is the baklava. Find house wines, with an ever-changing variety of vintages and a full bar.
  • Vault Cafe (The)

    3250 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 595 9600
    Enjoy breakfast, lunch or brunch at this neighborhood favorite that was once a bank. The actual vault is now prominently displayed and stores dry goods. The Vault's dining room has high ceilings and brightly lit environs with large windows. The service is down-to-earth. You will find traditional egg and bacon dishes, build-your-own omelettes, a bagel and lox platter, and short stacks. It also serves an array of sandwiches and burgers, and occasionally special entrees in the afternoon like meatloaf, pasta and chicken.
  • La Rose Bistro

    2037 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 1913
    If a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner is what you want when in downtown Berkley, a good choice would be La Rose Bistro. A friendly and warm environment accompanies your meal and the unique murals on the walls will pleasantly surprise you. The menu is creative and adventurous with appetizers such as Pear Salad with Pecans and Blue Cheese USD7, and main courses such as Duck Confit with Port Wine Sauce USD18. Reservations are accepted.
  • Ichiban

    2017 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 2228
    Hankerin' for some traditional Japanese food in Downtown Berkeley? Duck into this small, blink-and-you-will-miss-it nook for fresh and delicious sushi, flawless tempura and quick bento box lunches. Its quiet setting is perfect for couples seeking intimate conversation, or for casual business meetings (you will always find a few here during the lunch hour). A la carte sushi includes the traditional selections of salmon, tuna, octopus, bean curd and roe. Try a bento box for a tasty lunch, or their tempura or donburi dishes. There are also decent choices for vegetarians.
  • Saul's

    1475 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 3354
    Craving a good New York deli? One of the few places in the Gourmet Ghetto where you can find decent pastrami on dark rye, Saul's large, echo-y, spacious interior has just enough chutzpah to take you back to Katz's on the Lower East Side. Grab sandwiches or kugel to go at the counter, or sit down to an array of smoked fish platters, Middle Eastern treats, omelettes, the best deli meats around, and homemade cole slaw, potato salad and chopped liver. It also does large scale catering for "Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Business Meetings...Showers, Weddings and Divorces."
  • Jupiter

    2181 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 8277
    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.
  • Yogurt Park

    2433 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 0570
    The frozen yogurt craze that burned so brightly in the late 20th century seems to have dwindled somewhat in this part of the world. That said, you can still satisfy your sweet-tooth and feel good about it here at Yogurt Park. This small store offers one bench to sit on, and an array of creamy confections that changes daily. From nonfat New York Cheesecake, to Maine Blueberry, to the standard chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, all flavors are refreshing, delicious and sure to have you back for more.
  • Rivoli Restaurant

    1539 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 526 2542 / +1 866 496 2489 (Toll Free)
    Locals looking for Italian cuisine that is a cut above, yet without pretension, come here for exceptional food, comfortable decor and sophisticated service. With its comfy seats and bar, and nicely-pruned backyard garden, it is the perfect place for dates or business trips. Everything from the portabello mushroom fritters to the roast pork loin to the exquisite spinach salad and grilled artichokes is remarkable and made from the freshest local, organic ingredients. Fine bottles of wine are also available.
  • Cha-Am

    1543 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 9664
    Known throughout Berkeley as well as around the Bay as one of the premier Thai spots in the area, Cha Am continues to garner Best Of The Bay awards and charm guests with its lovely enclosed patio and even lovelier food. Perhaps it is the authentic Thai herbs touted on the menu, but everything tastes piquant and delicious, and is not unreasonably priced. Try the traditional Tom Ka Guy soup followed by Golden Triangles. The Rice Plates and Prawns in Chili are good hits. For vegetarians, the restaurant offers many noodle and tofu dishes.
  • Crepes A Go Go

    2125 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 7722
    This place is definitely tailored for those on the go and with little to go on budget-wise. But it is a comfy little friendly place with a few tables and a counter where you can grab a crepe for a couple of bucks, wolf it down, and head to class or shopping or what have you. Crepes can be filled with every and any thing from cheese, spinach, avocado, garlic, nutella, you name it. Some basic sandwiches are offered for the less crepe-inclined, as well as espresso drinks.
  • Cesar

    1515 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 883 0222
    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.
  • Au Coquelet

    2000 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 0433
    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.
  • Vic Stewart's

    850 South Broadway Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 943 5666
    For a tender and delicious steak, dine at Vic Stewart's, a restaurant known for its award-winning meats, pastas, seafood and chicken. The restaurant also serves 200 California wines while guests enjoy the carpaccio filet mignon, the lobster bisque, the porterhouse steak, the tender breast of chicken or Vic Stewart's Fresh Fish Spectacular. The restaurant is housed in an 1891 Southern Pacific Railroad depot, which is a historical landmark in the city. With a warm living room atmosphere, original oil paintings and burgundy leather chairs, Vic Stewart's captures the elegant atmosphere of this classic building.
  • Fonda Solana

    1501 Solano Avenue Albany, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 559 9006
    Fonda Solana, which is Spanish for 'cafe on a sunny corner' is definitely worth a visit. The food here is Latin American, and is served in small plates—specialties include Grilled Rack of Lamb with Chimichurri and Duck and Pomegranate Tacos. Such unusual combinations make for an exciting dining experience, and the colorful decor lends the place a festive air. So come, catch a ray of sunlight at the delightful Fonda Solana.
  • Pizza Antica

    3600 Mt. Diablo Boulevard Lafayette, CA 94549 United States - Phone: +1 925 299 0500
    Pizza Antica specializes in thin-crust Neapolitan style pizza. Go for the usual Margherita topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella with a dash of basil. Or, explore your taste buds with some of the scrumptious gourmet toppings. Besides the pizzas, it also serves yummy Brussels sprouts salad, Braised Short Ribs and Roast Chicken. You will surely love it!
  • O Chame

    1830 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 8783
    Dine at the mystical and sophisticated ambiance of O Chame. True to it's name, this restaurant is indeed, lively and charming. The Japanese cuisine is worth relishing with unique and fantastic dishes and their noodles can't be beat. Pair your meal with a glass or wine or sake.
  • Va De Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

    1511 Mount Diablo Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 979 0100
    Va De Vi, when translated, means 'it’s all about wine,’ and the ambiance and decor of this restaurant are right in line with its name. The mind behind this restaurant, Kelly Degala, is of multicultural origin, which is reflected in the menu he invented. He is the master of fusion when it comes to blending cuisines of different cultures, and hence, there are no better words to describe his style than 'world cuisine'.
  • Sugata Restaurant

    1105 Solano Avenue Albany, CA 94706 United States - Phone: +1 510 526 3516
    The San Francisco Bay Area is a diner's paradise. Places to eat and drink abound and this is one of the best places on earth to find sushi and Sugata has some of San Francisco's choicest. Sugata is a magnet for sushi lovers and those with a taste for Japanese food in general. This compact restaurant is ideal for intimate dining and its reputation guarantees a usually full house. So reservations are recommended. Popular menu selections like, California Roll, Tekka, Natto, Chicken Teriyaki, Bento Boxes, Combination are always in season, but you won't be disappointed no matter your order. Sugata's one of a kind sushi, prepared by the expert hand of chef Sugai-San will leave your mouth watering for more.
  • Massimo Ristorante

    1604 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 932 1474
    Fritti misto, black forest ham pizzetta, pan-seared halibut, bay shrimp salad—don't they all sound delicious? Then step into Massimo and let chef Rodriguez delight you with Italian and Mediterranean cooking. You can also relish the banquet dinner, which comes in four menus. The Brandy Alexander Milkshake and Tuscan Apple Tart will guarantee you another visit, while live piano jazz, patio dining, happy hour and a full bar are all part of the lure. The five-story parking garage will take care of your wheels.
  • Paragon - The Claremont Resort and Spa

    41 Tunnel Road Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 8585
    This charming restaurant is located at the Claremont Resort and Spa. It offers the best of American, 'brasserie cuisine' (think Pork Porterhouse, Pan Roasted Salmon and Roasted Chicken), along with some of the finest hand-shaken cocktails you will ever taste, and a breath-taking view of the Bay Area. There is a lighter lunch menu offered as well, and live jazz performances four nights a week. So go ahead and live it up at Paragon!
  • Pear Street Bistro

    2395 San Pablo Avenue Pinole, CA 94564 United States - Phone: +1 510 741 8875
    This Californian Bistro, located on Pear Street, is a contemporary restaurant serving classic Italian fare. The laid back ambience provides for comfort dining. You can take your seat at the 30-seat banquet room or sip on your drink at the entertaining bar area where the century old hand carved antique bar is a true attention grabber. For dinner you can choose from gourmet grilled paninis or the regular dinner varieties. Try out the Signature thin-crusted pizza with pear, gorgonzola, caramelized red onion, balsamic syrup. Pair your meal with your favorite drink from the bar menu. If you happen to be there on a Friday evening, you can also enjoy live music along with your food.
  • Hunan Villa

    632 San Pablo Avenue Pinole, CA 94564 United States - Phone: +1 510 724 1368
    If you love Chinese food, make sure to stop by at this villa. Located in the East Bay area, this restaurant serves both Hunan and Chinese cuisine. While the decor is modern, the food is authentic. It is a good place to go with kids and in large groups. The reasonably priced food and attentive staff will leave no room for complaints.
  • Blackhawk Grille

    3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Danville, CA 94506 United States - Phone: +1 925 736 4295
    Blackhawk Grille with its elegant couches, rich hues and flowing drapes, lends a warm feeling to all of its visitors. You can either dine indoors or outside on the patio, which has a scenic view of the water park. You can choose from a menu of pizzas, pastas, meats and seafood. Steak frites, 5 pepper & salt calamari, Colorado lamb loin, spaghetti and other delicacies will keep your stomach happy. Wash it all down with the choicest of red, white and sparkling wine. There is a separate kids menu too. Also note that the menus change by season, so savor the seasonal specialties when you visit.
  • PRIMA Ristorante

    1522 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 935 7780
    Located in downtown Walnut Creek, this restaurant has been running successfully for over 28 years. The ambiance in all its four dining areas is friendly and relaxed. While Enoteca stocks a wide variety of wine, Caminetto has a cozy fireplace. Both Forno, the middle of the restaurant and Loggia, the enclosed patio, are popular seating areas. Enjoy expertly prepared Italian dishes as well as the extensive wine list, which is updated frequently. The bar is stocked with beers, scotches, cognacs and more. According to Diablo Magazine, PRIMA serves the best martinis, so stop by for a quick drink at the very least.
  • Piatti

    100 Sycamore Valley Road Danville, CA 94526 United States - Phone: +1 925 838 2082
    A meal at this restaurant will have you feeling like you're at a local eatery in Italy. The patio, which is a mélange of olive and oak trees in true alfrescan fashion and adorned by the seasonal live creek, helps recreate the Italian feel. The menu adds to it with different delicious dishes of anitpasti, insalate, pastas and wood-fired pizzas. Pesto, Tomato, Crisp Romaine, and Mozarella Cheese are four mouth-watering types of panini that the restaurant serves. All ingredients are seasonal, so you can expect a different taste each time right here at Danville.
  • Nantucket (The)

    501 Port Street Crockett, CA 94525 United States - Phone: +1 510 787 2233
    Hidden under the Carquinez Bridge, The Nantucket may be a little difficult for newcomers to find. It serves delicious seafood in a friendly and informal atmosphere—ask for the Italian-style Fisherman's Soup, prepared with fresh crabs, prawns, clams, scallops, and stewed with tomatoes, garlic and herbs. Also try the Clam Chowder, a house specialty. All entrees are complimented by your choice of salad or soup. Service is efficient, and the friendly waitresses guide you through the extensive wine list.
  • Shen Hua

    2914 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 883 1777
    If you are in the Bay Area, a visit to Shen Hua is a must. Known for its Szechwan preparations, the eatery serves the best Chinese food in the area. The menu offers a good variety in dishes and the food served is fresh, well-flavored, and always arrives quickly to your table. Patrons would recommend the Prawns a la Shen Hua and Cashew Chicken. The cocktails served are decent, and go well with the food. The restaurant gets crowded, so make sure you reach there in time!
  • Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub

    2033 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 1652
    At this East Bay beer and pizza joint, located on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, patrons can feast on thin and crispy slices while momentarily evading the bustle of the noisy neighborhood intersection outside. Begin your meal with a big salad full of fresh veggies and topped with your choice of house-made dressings. The pies here are strictly New York-style (some with names like "Carnivore," "Garbage Pie" and the cult classic, "Heartstopper" with bacon and Gorgonzola), and regulars will attest that Lanesplitter does it right. Plenty of tables and a ton of barstools mean there's almost always a spot for you, and there's even a charming patio out back complete with heat lamps and picnic tables. On the stereo: rock 'n' roll. On the walls: a rotating collection of locally produced artwork. On tap: a rotating selection of more than a dozen locally produced microbrews (including Russian River Brewing Company's Damnation, a favorite of regulars). See website for menu and more.
  • Cafe Rouge

    1782 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 525 1440
    Cafe Rouge, located in the heart of Berkeley's hoppin' 4th Street shopping district, is an East Bay institution. Foodies flock from far and wide for treats as simple as a cheeseburger and as complex as a Mediterranean-style lamb shank entree. Menu items are rotated in and out of circulation every couple weeks, so expect to see new and exciting things every time you visit. Shellfish fans marvel at the massive oyster selection (officially celebrated at the weekly Oyster Wednesday party). Cafe Rouge is also well known for the quality of its meats, all of which come from the finest local and regional producers, and many of which are available for takeaway at the on-site Meat Market (where you'll also find all manner of cured meats, pates, terrines and sausages). See website for menus, wine lists and more.
  • 900 Grayson Restaurant

    900 Grayson Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 704 9900
    When in the East Bay, it's lunch at 900 Grayson Restaurant. Partake of California cuisine at its best—stone soup, chunky burgers, exotic drinks and American fusion cuisine to keep you well occupied. Expect curious names on the menu, such as “Demon Lover” (spicy fried chicken, buttermilk waffle and cream gravy), and “Accessories” (a delicious vegetarian hotch-potch), which when explored, reveal tantalizing flavors. A limited, but decent beverage list makes for good pairing with any meal. While a dinner option is yet to come to the fore, the traditional breakfast can be summed up in one word—mmmmm!
  • Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

    2261 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 6900
    Located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, this most enjoyable little eatery is becoming a fast favorite of Berkeley locals. Friendly service and delicious, affordable comfort food makes this quaint little restaurant the entire package. Try the Mixed Grill, the Shrimp Po' Boy or the famous Gumbo, while tappin' your toes to the sounds of vintage NOLA Jazz. The desserts are out of this world, so go ahead and reward yourself for finding this little gem of a restaurant.
  • Gregoire

    2109 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 883 1893
    The streets of Berkeley's North Side are lined with some of the best hole-in-the-wall eateries the Bay Area has to offer. Gregoire, in particular, is where you'll taste the finest French style takeout. Their menu changes monthly and with each menu, you can taste amazing, organically made sandwiches like leg of lamb, smoked salmon in traditional blinis, smoked duck, and so much more. The potato puffs alone are worth coming to Gregoire for.
  • Cafe Arrivederci

    11 G Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 453 6427
    A relaxed family dining experience is what sets apart this otherwise mediocre place. Family owned, the staff is friendly and makes one feel at home. The food is wholesome and consists of authentic Italian flavors. Penne with vodka sauce and seafood fettucini are worth trying. Portions are generous making it a great place for group dining. Good place to go with family and kids. Parties and events may be organized in the private dining rooms. Pre-event food and wine tasting sessions ensure you know what you are gonna get.
  • Lark Creek

    1360 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 256 0287 / +1 925 256 1234
    Walnut Creeks's pride and joy—Lark Creek is all that wholesome American food is all about. Farm fresh produce from ranches around the area is the secret behind Chef Scott Wall's sumptuous offerings. Dig into the bacon wrapped meatloaf or just nibble on the fried calamari with the house made cocktail sauce. A wide variety of local American wines can be ordered by the glass or if you are in mellow moods go right ahead and order the full bottle to wash down the delightful meal. The venue can be booked for private parties also.
  • Taqueria Mexican Grill

    1359 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 932 8987
    The Taqueria Mexican Grill is a no frills restaurant located cozily in the ritzy stores of Downtown Walnut Creek where an affordable restaurant is a hard find. Despite its modest appearance, the restaurant offers a delicious and fresh variety of authentic Mexican food that speaks for itself and should not go unnoticed by hungry shoppers who want a quality meal for a low price.The quesadillas and burritos are a worth try at this joint and prove to be more authentic than any where else.
  • The Coffee Spot

    2475 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720 United States - Phone: +1 510 486 0550
    Welcome to the best on campus bagels that bagel friendly Berkeley has to offer. Ask any self-respecting student about the "#2" and their taste buds will start to crave the bagel of their choice with cream cheese, fresh tomatoes,cucumbers, and salt and pepper. Costing less than two dollars, the "#2" is a steal of a deal, so feel free to spend that extra change on a coffee or splurge for a baklava. This is a popular hang out for the Berkeley intelligentsia, so be ready to rub shoulders and discuss the finer points of poppy seeds with Nobel prize winners.
  • T-Rex Barbecue

    1300 10th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 527 0099
    In the laid back academic town of Berkeley, California there are few things that bring about competition like food. Every major street is dotted with unique restaurants showcasing cuisines from through out the world, as well as those that fuse exotic tastes together and make them palatable for common American taste buds. Of all the competition there is one that truly embodies Berkeley's passion for exciting food, that is Gilman Street's T-Rex Barbecue. Founded in 2005 by long time Bay Area Restaurateur Haig Krikorian, T-Rex has taken a modern stance on the classic barbecue joint and turned it into a sit-down restaurant that screams of class. Aside of the beautiful autumn hues and polished steel that line the interior, the main attraction is definitely the large portions of smoked meats and sides that are served daily. Local favorites include the massive long cut beef short rib or the classic baby back ribs, which are commonly paired with one of their interesting takes on standard sides like potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and corn bread. They also serve a wide array of custom cocktails, and beer cocktails that will surely compliment an entree. Whether it be for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just a drink and a light, ok, large snack, stop into T-Rex for delicious barbecue with Bay Area style.
  • Finfiné Restaurant

    2556 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 883 0167
    If you have ever been craving seafood at an Ethiopian restaurant but have yet to see it on the menu, then Finfiné is your place. Tender, cubed salmon cooked in various Ethiopian spices can be found on the menu in addition to a spicy sea bass dish cooked with jalapeños. It's location in Berkeley's hidden Village Court also means that you can enjoy your food with ease in spite of it's proximity to the bustling UC Campus. The pleasant ambiance complete with a glass or two of honey wine makes for a most relaxing dinner. Just make sure to order less than more or you will go home fuller than you've ever been.
  • Wat Mongkolratanaram (Thai Temple)

    1911 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 849 3419
    After spending an expensive Sa night on the town, a delicious, ethnic, and more importantly, cheap meal to start the next day can be found at Wat Mongkolratanaram. Known to the locals as the Thai Temple, an eccentric array of Thai cuisine — Mango with Sweet Rice and Spicy Green Beans with Tofu, to name a few. Customers start lining up cafeteria style at 9a to buy tokens at the entrance. Three vegetarian/non-vegetarian entrees will cost a mere $6 and are able to feed at least two people. All proceeds count as donations to the temple, so there's no sales tax or credit cards accepted.
  • Venus

    2327 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 5950
    Venus showcases a lively variety of heirloom vegetables, hormone and antibiotic free meats, and organic ingredients in their dishes. They boast that their sustainable kitchen contains neither a freezer nor microwave, which means 100% of their California inspired cuisine is prepared with freshness and attention to detail. With tantalizing options like the Cashew, Pumpkin and Poppyseed Brittle served over Yogurt, Venus is a brunch destination for those who seek unpredictable culinary genius. The brick walls, seasonal floral arrangements, and natural light give this restaurant a homey vibe appreciated by all crowds.
  • House of Lee

    885 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 United States - Phone: +1 415 457 9977
    The restaurant looks very ordinary, even shabby but it has a comfortable, "worn-in" feel. All the usual Chinese food is available and it's inexpensive, if uninspired. The service is quick but without frills. The reason that the locals keep coming back is pictured on a laminated place-mat at each table-a plate piled high with dim sum. Just choose what looks good and order by number. For a safe choice, try the Steamed Chicken Buns. For the more adventurous, there are always the Steamed Chicken Feet.
  • Lalime's

    1329 Gilman Street Berkeley, CA 94706 United States - Phone: +1 510 527 9838
    Lalime's has been a Berkeley institution for over 15 years and has been evolving constantly to maintain their reputation for fine Mediterranean-French cuisine. Their menu changes every couple of weeks so their patrons will always have something new to experience, and every dish is made with fresh, organic ingredients. Among the favorites are the roast beet salad with Humboldt Fog cheese, the mussels steamed in Belgian beer, the roast rack of Australian lamb, and the wild mushroom stroganoff. An impressive wine list accompanies the menu, offering tastes from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and California. On certain holidays, the restaurant will host special dinners and serve a new entree that surpasses anything on the menu. Check the website for a listing of these events. Seating tends to be limited during peak dining hours so reservations are highly recommended.
  • Sea Salt Restaurant

    2512 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 United States - Phone: +1 510 883 1720
    Located in a section of Berkeley burgeoning with new shops and eateries, Sea Salt Restaurant shows the variety of delectable dishes that can come solely from the ocean. Created by the same owners as Lalime, Fonda, and Jimmy Bean's, this restaurant offers a level of creativity and sustainability in their food that makes them a culinary force to be reckoned with in the East Bay. And with few options for non-seafood fans, the menu encourages visitors to venture out of their regular meat-centered dishes. The menu proves that there is a sea teeming with alternative, delicious dishes like the Steamed Lobster on a Torpedo Roll. They also boast a diverse wine list, so be sure to inquire with the friendly service about recommended drink and dish pairings. And plan accordingly, as they do not accept reservations.
  • Udupi Palace

    1901 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 6600
    Udupi is a small town in southern India famous for entrepreuners who have opened several restaurants around India. Now it's Berkeley's turn! Udupi Palace serves all the dishes expected from a typical 'Udupi Hotel' which is basically South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Try the Dosai which is like thin pancake made from fermented rice batter. For a complete meal, order the Thali which has rice, vegetables, lentil soups like Sambhar and Rasam as well as Chapathis. Make sure you have enough room left for Payasam, vermicelli cooked in flavored milk.
  • Berkeley Thai House

    2511 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 8424
    Berkeley Thai House comes across as a decent enough place to placate Thai cuisine cravings. The staff efficiency fluctuates as the week progresses but manages to find you a table even on crowded days. Those who don't know their Thai food should stick to the house favorites of imperial prawns, tamarind fish, duck curry or chili beef. The House does not have a drinks menu but the desserts are worth a shot. Those looking for service with a smile will do well to skip this place.
  • Vinnie's Bar & Grill

    2045 Mount Diablo Street Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 685 9515
    You're sure to fall in love with this place if you are a party animal. Vinnie's comes alive at night with DJs spinning the latest tracks. It's better to reach the bar early and reserve your seats as the place starts getting crowded later. Enjoy a wide variety of well concocted cocktails with chicken wings and Thai sauce. Every night the bar has a different theme like karaoke, salsa dancing and blues night. There are dartboards and pool tables to try your hands at while sipping your drink. The bar opens daily at 11a.
  • Herbivore-The Earthly Grill

    2451 Shattuck Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 665 1675
    The answer to a vegetarian gourmet lover's prayers is Berkeley's Herbivore. The food has pleased one and all, the drinks are the tastiest and the atmosphere is young. The service at Herbivore is flawless with the extremely efficient staff. The falafel wrap is supposed to be best—so be sure to try it out! The set up is very lively with contrast colored walls and ceilings, and there is ample of space to move about. Don't miss out this place as you will be missing one of the best restaurants in town.
  • Cafe Gratitude

    1730 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 725 4418
    A small and cozy cafe located in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, Cafe Gratitude serves fresh food made with organic and vegan ingredients direct from their own farm. The menu includes both raw and cooked dishes with whimsical names including 'We Are Happy', 'We Are Elated', 'We Are Sassy', 'We Are Healthy' and many more. Although the names sound completely off the hook, it mirrors the owner, Matthew Engelhart's aim to promote and spread positivity among the people while providing them healthy and nutritious food. A must visit for a unique dining experience.
  • Bistro Liaison

    1849 Shattuck Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 5108492155
    Liason is a charming, authentic French Bistro in the heart of Berkeley. The space is small and cozy, with a comfortable and casual atmosphere. Enjoy classic French favorites like French Onion Soup, Bouillabase and Croque Monsieurs.
  • Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto

    1919 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 5108457771
    Spenger's has been a Berkeley institution since the 1970's. Every October, this fresh fish mecca hosts the Crabby Chef Competition, as well as their own seafood festival. The very nautical themed dining rooms offer plenty of maritime ambiance and the tasty offerings are sure to please.
  • Venezia

    1799 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 5108494681
    This charming restaurant will have you feeling like you just stepped into an Italian piazza. A fountain stands at the center, so you can enjoy the ambiance while you indulge in authentic Italian dishes. There is also a private dining room available.
  • Nolo Outlet Bookstore

    950 Parker Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 800 728 3555
    Here you can buy top titles in legal books and software discounted up to 40 percent off the regular retail prices. Local patrons include law professionals, students and self-help readers. The outlet sells numerous titles and series by all the notable law publishers, including the Nutshell Series, as well as Federal Procedure and California Civil Code publications. You will also find plenty of law study guides discounted 10 percent, including case notes, the LSAT Triple Prep, Emanuel and Gilbert's Study Aids. Plus, it features a variety of legal forms and literature on small business self-help.
  • Elements

    2937 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 6876
    This large Elmwood boutique sells a wide selection of women's clothing by a variety of affordable and hip designers. Find sundresses, formal gowns, bar tops, hip-hugging pants, jeans, work blouses and more. Some of the designers featured include Betsy Johnson, To The Max, and XOXO. The store also offers a variety of accessories, from handbags to gifts to jewelry. The jewelry counter, filled with necklaces, bracelets and earrings, features designs by local artisans.
  • Sweet Dreams

    2903 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1211
    This unusual establishment consists of three shops within the same block (2901, 2903 and 2921) of College Avenue in Berkeley. The two neighboring shops are independent toy stores with a whimsical atmosphere that invites children and adults to shop to the sounds of Beatles tunes on a children's tape player. The third store is part candy store and part home accessories and gifts (notecards and candles) outlet. The back room is filled with women's clothing, such as fuzzy leopard slippers, slinky XOXO dresses and Hawaiian board shorts.
  • College Avenue

    3045-3099 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    College Avenue stretches from deep within Berkeley to Oakland, and along this bustling boulevard numerous restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and much more are waiting for your enjoyment. Near the Rockridge end of the street you will find many inexpensive, eclectic restaurants serving an enormous variety of ethnic cuisines, as well as other small boutique shops selling anything from yoga mats to antique brass bedposts. Near the University, College Avenue takes on a funkier spirit, and incense shops allure you with their intriguing scents. Shopping is a major attraction of this East Bay hot spot, yet there are not many chain stores. Rather, locals prefer to support local businesses instead of national chains. However certain stores, such as Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and Hot Topic, can still be found conveniently nearby. Great for a Sunday walk where you can leisurely stroll down this beautiful avenue - stop and have a coffee at one of many cafes, or buy a unique present for a special someone!
  • Hilltop Mall

    2200 Hilltop Mall Road San Pablo, CA 94806 United States - Phone: +1 510 223 6900
    Hilltop Mall is a typical American mall with a variety of shopping opportunities. It offers two major departments, Macy's and Sears, plus dozens of smaller clothing boutiques for men, women, teens, and children. In the shoe department it has Aldo Shoes, Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Leeds Shoes, Track 'n Trail and more. For the electronics enthusiasts there is Activate Cellular, Beeper City, Kits Cameras, Electronics Boutique, Cellular Warehouse, and Radio Shack. For the athlete, Hilltop has Athletic X-Press, Champs Sports, and Copeland's Sports. You'll also find an array of fine jewelry stores, bookstores, stationers, luggage shops, music, video, gift and toy stores. Miscellaneous services include a hair salon, manicurist, portrait studios, a dentist and optometrists. To satisfy your stomach, the mall features everything from candy and frozen yogurt to steak and deli sandwiches to health food and fruit smoothies. Credit cards accepted depend on the stores.
  • Sunvalley Shopping Center

    1 Sunvalley Mall Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 825 0400
    Locals love this mall and for good reason. It features all of the most popular boutiques for men (Banks & Biddle, Banana Republic, Gap), women (Ann Taylor, Aldo, Georgiou), and children (Gap Kids, Imaginarium, KB Toys) in addition to two department stores (Macy's, JCPenney). Plus, it has gift shops like the San Francisco Music Box Co. and Natural Wonders. After a busy day of shopping, refuel with gourmet salads at Fresh Choice, burgers and milkshakes at Johnny Rockets, or fruit smoothies at Surf City Squeeze.
  • Joy's Sportswear

    2400 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 1719
    Go Cal Bears! Located just steps away from the University of California at Berkeley on famous Telegraph Avenue, this sportswear shop offers hundreds of gifts and a lot of school spirit. You will find clothing and accessories for the whole family in the standard U.C. Berkeley blue and gold. Sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, tees, blankets, pillows, key chains and classic striped rugby shirts are just a fraction of what you will find. Custom embroidery services are available.
  • Sweet On You

    2544 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 0589
    This old-fashioned candy shop is conveniently situated right across the street from the UC Berkeley campus. Squeeze yourself in it, can get crowed and smell the rich chocolate while gazing at endless jars filled with a virtual rainbow of candies. Find all your favorites, from rock candy and licorice whips to sweet-and-sour watermelon slices and chocolate-covered toffee, sold by a counter staff as sweet as the wares. Stroll in on your way to Telegraph Avenue and satisfy your sweet tooth with just one piece or candy by the pound.
  • Mars Mercantile

    2398 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 6711
    Mars is repeatedly voted the best vintage clothing store in the East Bay by local newspapers and it is one of the best sources for fun and unusual retro garb. It has two stories filled with hip basics, shoes, glamorous accessories and clothing from a variety of time periods ranging from the Renaissance to the awesome 80s. Stock up on zoot suits, bell-bottoms, worn Levi's, leather coats and poodle skirts. It also specializes in a lot of theme attire for the seasons. Find costumes around Halloween, luau-worthy Hawaiian shirts for summer and fabulous faux and vintage fur coats for winter.
  • Solano Cellars Wine Bar

    1580 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 525 9463
    In an area known for wineries and wine bars, Solano Cellars is a Mecca for Bay Area oenophiles who sit at the imposing wood bar and sample a dazzling array of wines from around the world. A staff of refreshingly unpretentious wine experts can guide you through the selection and help you find just the vintage you were looking for. The shop attached is tiny, but what they do not have on display can be fetched from the seemingly bottomless wine cellar. To enhance the wine, an ever-changing appetizer and dessert menu, designed with wine in mind, is offered. There is a strict prohibition on cell phones.
  • Body Time

    2509 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 3686
    Since 1970, this Berkeley-based company has offered custom scenting of its products. You can add the scents of your choice to face and body lotions, cleansers, foot lotions, massage oils, shampoos and gels. You can choose from simple essential oils like lavender, orange, mint and grapefruit, to custom-blends like their Sore Muscle Formula, Anti-Anxiety, Calming Blend, Goodnight Blend and Sensual and Citrusy. This store also offers candles, hand-cut soaps and all manner of bath accessories to turn your home or bathroom into an aromatic paradise. You will also find a nice selection of comfortable cotton dresses and pajamas made by local clothiers.
  • Elmwood Shopping District

    2947 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    On the eastern edge of Berkeley, nestled at the foothills, you will find this small shopping and restaurant area centered near College Avenue and Ashby. Somewhat of a younger sibling to the Rockridge Shopping District a few blocks to the south, and seemingly a village to the castle of the Claremont Hotel that looms above, Elmwood features everything you need for a relaxing day of strolling and shopping. Begin your day over coffee and pastries at the famous Espresso Roma with a thriving student and artist clientele. Find several quaint shops and romantic restaurants around, like Shen Hua, which features the best in Chinese food and family dining.
  • Nabolom Bakery Collective

    2708 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 2253
    Elmwood locals have been coming here since 1976. Sit at one of a handful of tables with coffee and the famous Danish pastry, a cinnamon twist or croissant or one of the best chocolate-dipped macaroons you will ever have. You can admire the featured artwork by a local artists, or just sit and take in the Old World aroma of freshly baked goodies. Buy cakes by the slice or whole, including the zesty Carrot Pineapple. The freshly baked bread is wonderful. The owners do special orders, sometimes as fast as the same day.
  • Moe's Books

    2475 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 849 2087
    Here book-lovers will find the romantic notion of shelves stacked up to the ceiling with books, so heavy they threaten to give way. The fading smell of bookbinding glue conjures images of ancient libraries. You could spend hours wandering the aisles like that kid in The Neverending Story. If you do not find what you are looking for, which is nearly impossible since Moe's has just about everything ever printed, you are sure to find something to appease you. For those looking for antique or rare books, check out the huge collection on the fourth floor.
  • Bill's Trading Post

    2945 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 1615
    Since 1939, this small store, once an Indian crafts trading post, has sold only the finest authentic American Indian items, many from local artisans descended from the Bay Area nations. Find some of the usual crafts like fine turquoise, Kachinas and fetishes, Navajo blankets and baskets, as well as rare items like Zuni bowls, Acoma sculpture, fossilized walrus tusk carvings from the Northwest and tons more. The selection is varied and mind-boggling. Items are displayed museum-style, with each piece identified by nation and significance. Spend hours here learning about the beauty, art and artistry of these wonderful craftspeople.
  • Telegraph Avenue Street Vendors

    2500 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Since the 1960s, the street vendors of Telegraph Avenue have been fixtures here. It began as a few students and artists trying to earn a buck selling their handmade wares and has turned into a thriving and colorful open-air market. You can purchase jewelry, crockery, clothing, books, incense, pipes, bags, etc. Follow the Deadhead music to the Russell's amazing display of pottery. He can tell you stories about the late 60s, when he slept in the trees and chained his goods to the street-poles to keep the police from confiscating them. Note: Credit card acceptance varies by vendor.
  • Shakespeare & Co.

    2499 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 8916
    Since its founding in 1964, Shakespeare & Co. has become one of Telegraph Avenue's world famous bookstores. Here you will find tomes stacked floor to ceiling, close as stalagmites. Although it carries some new titles and bestsellers, the treasures are its used books, with thousands covering just about every subject and genre. For the student there are many textbooks, as the owners are constantly buying and reselling. Check them out, especially if the hunt is as important to you as finding the book itself.
  • Amoeba Records

    2455 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1125
    This destination draws music lovers from all over the Bay Area. When you first walk in, you will be overwhelmed by the vast selection of CDs, vinyl and tapes. Take a deep breath, find your area of interest, and begin. It boasts one of the largest selections of any used music store in the East Bay, and not a subject, from the most common to the most eclectic, goes uncovered. The classical section is most impressive, as is the collection of vinyl and posters. Be prepared to spend a few hours hunting and discovering.
  • Rasputin Music and DVD's

    2401 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 800 350 8700 / +1 510 704 1146
    Like its partner in music crime, Amoeba Records down the street, Rasputin's name on Telegraph Avenue connotes hours spent rifling through bins and bins of varied music. Although you will find more new and popular releases than down the street, there is a great selection of smaller and local labels promoting rap and hip hop and a small but nice used CD and vinyl area. The store is always buying items if you want to trade something old for something new.
  • Berkeley Bowl

    2020 Oregon Street Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 6929
    Once a small and funky co-op store where you could find locally grown and organic produce, this store moved into a former Safeway building and expanded its offerings to appeal to everyone from the granola to the yuppie. You will still find bushels of fresh and organic produce, a wine selection to rival most specialty wine shops, and a complete bakery, butcher and fish market. It specializes in organic items, but there are many national and conventional brands as well. Bulk buying for grains and nuts and pasta is second to none, and the cheese section is first-rate.
  • Elmwood Village Shoes

    2915 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 4054
    "Where comfort meets fashion" is the motto here. Add incredible customer service and you have the perfect place for new shoes for both men and woman. All of the shoes are Euro Comfort brands and have cushioned bottoms. If you are a heavy walker and need something casual yet orthopedic, if you spend all day on your feet or are just looking for something stylish and comfortable, then this is the place. It specializes in many famous brands like Ecco, Clarks, Timberland, Aunsco, Stonefly and SAS and stocks many larger and odd sizes as well as narrow and wide styles.
  • Fourth Street Shopping District

    4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Once a rugged, industrial district, with train tracks running smack through it, Fourth Street between Hearst and Cedar has undergone a renaissance all its own. Stores have sprung up in the past few years that now generate more retail tax revenue for the city than the whole of downtown Berkeley. You will find boutique after boutique with clothing, accessories for the home and office, gourmet shops with cheese and wine and several quaint bistros. Explore from one end to the other and spend an afternoon strolling and shopping.
  • Gilman Street Shopping District

    Gilman Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Up in Northwest Berkeley, among the quaint residences and warehouses, you will find this little shopping sector centered on Gilman Street. Little restaurants and boutiques dot the area, including the nationally famous North Face and REI. Walk around the corner to San Pablo Avenue to see what's happening at Ashkenaz, a music-and-dance space that has been bringing the sounds of the world to this little corner of Berkeley since the 1970s.
  • Solano Avenue Shopping District

    Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information) /+1 510 527 5358
    Partly in the city of Berkeley and partly in Albany, this is a wonderful place to spend a day or even a few days shopping, eating and strolling. A quaint, upscale neighborhood, Solano caters to locals, and both the stroller and yuppie sets. Find everything from the familiar and commercial, like Starbucks, to the more local, like the famous Zachary's Chicago Pizza and the Oriental Rug Gallery. With the food, an abundance of handmade furniture and antiques and lots of small clothing stores featuring locally made items, this area is a shopper's and eater's delight.
  • Sharks Clothing

    2505 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 8736
    It is like a museum of 20th-century clothing here. This shop specializes in, and is quite proud of, its collection of all things Hawaiian, so there is no lack of bright shirts, hats, surfing shorts, authentic grass skirts and other items shipped directly from Hawaii. You will also find an impressive and ever-changing collection of vintage items spanning the decades from the 1940s onward, with plenty of swinging 70s polyester button-downs and polos with turtles on the pocket to spice up even the dullest of wardrobes.
  • Shattuck Street Vendors

    Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Although not nearly as large as the Telegraph Avenue street vendor scene, the vendors here in downtown nevertheless offer a large selection of handmade and retail items and one-of-a-kind gifts. On weekends, most tables are set up with the largest selections, but even during the week there's bound to be a handful of vendors peddling their wares. On any given day you will find a wide variety of incense, oils, beads, jewelry, pipes, more incense, books, hats and bags, and oh yes, the incense. Looking for something unique? Check them out.
  • Games of Berkeley

    2151 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 7822
    Find everything from the traditional to the postmodern here. Since the 1980s, this shop has featured a variety of chess sets (including collectible ones) and checkers, and old standards like Pente, Monopoly and all manner of Milton Bradley board games as well as collectible card games like the ubiquitous Magic: The Gathering. It stocks a wide selection of role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Alternity, GURPS and Games Workshop accessories. Toys for toddlers and tots include Lego, Duplo and Koosh.
  • Crossroads Trading Company

    2338 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 7600
    Since the late 1980s, this establishment has been the name in Bay Area used clothing. It buys, sells and trades a wide variety of men's and women's vintage and contemporary clothing, several designer items, shoes, jewelry, bags, accessories and anything else that comes through the doors for the recycled fashion-conscious. The stock changes daily, so you are always assured of finding something "new" when you come in, and all at reasonable prices. Perhaps something funky and polyester, something with a penguin or an alligator on the pocket?
  • Elmwood Camera

    2999 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 9980
    Despite its size, this small shop carries just about everything camerawise, including both traditional and cutting edge digital technologies by names like Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Polaroid, Sony and Kodak. Find all manner of accessories, adapters and cases. There are camcorders and binoculars, more film than you will know what to do with and film developing as well. It can even do repairs, and if the repair is minor enough, the staff can do it for you right there. That's service!
  • Trout Farm Antiques

    2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 3565
    This interesting shop has assembled some of the most colorful 20th-century vintage and antique furniture, lamps and home accessories in the East Bay. Find bright orange lounge chairs from the 50s and 60s, colorful glass objets d'art like Blenko pieces, minibars, Art Deco tables, lamps and accessories, even the occasional neon sign all from the mid-20th century. The stock changes weekly as new stuff moves in and the old stuff moves out. Caution to those out looking for good deals on thrift: the place is not cheap. It sells only the finest and best quality goods.
  • Grodon's Office Equipment

    2242 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 3510
    Look for the antique typewriters in the window; it displays ancient Royals, Remingtons and IBMs. Inside, find an array of office equipment and a friendly staff eager to help you out with repairs and maintenance. It offers computer software, cables and accessories, as well as printer cartridges, paper, fax machines, telephones and basic office supplies like pens and pencils. If the owners do not have it, they will happily order it for you. This is an authorized Brother service center, and it offers computer and small office equipment repair. Fax service is available. Student advantage discount accepted.
  • Berkeley Sports

    2254 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 3660
    Everything you need to be a star athlete (or just look like one) can be found at this corner sporting goods store. It sells a vast array of shoes, from tennis to running to walking to basketball, including brand names like Asics, Wilson, Adidas and KSwiss. Find a fairly extensive tennis racket selection and equipment for whatever sporting event grabs your fancy, including wrestling and boxing gloves and equipment, jump ropes, basketballs, baseballs, bats, headgear, even yoga mats. It also carries clothing items like jogging shorts, jackets and leg warmers.
  • Whelan's Smoke Shop

    2486 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 3218
    Come here for your tobacco fix. Find a nice selection of chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and pipe supplies. The odor of fresh tobacco is heady and somehow comforting. The owners stock accessories like screens and humidors, and a huge amount of pipes in glass, ceramic and metal. The pipes are fairly traditional in style and design. There is also a pretty good selection of magazines and periodicals, candy and gum.
  • Annapurna

    2416 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 6187
    Since 1969, this place has been the subversive heart of Telegraph Avenue, providing everything from pipes to toys for grown-ups, and pumping out the sounds of Iggy Pop, and Nirvana onto the sidewalk. Inside this darkly cavernous store, you will be lucky to see an inch of black wall or ceiling for all the paraphernalia, including a huge assortment of glass, metal and water pipes, hookahs, incense and tobacco, jewelry and gnomes. It also carries various adult toys and videos, and has an impressive array of imported ethnic arts and crafts, as well as greeting and postcards.
  • Black Oak Books

    2618 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 486 0698
    This purveyor of both new and used books has gained a reputation around the Bay Area as a prime spot to search the shelves and relax in a corner. The store has moved from its old location on Shattuck in Berkeley to a larger space on San Pablo Avenue. New books are available, plus a huge selection of used books. At this point, there are no literary events schedule, but the venue already has a stage, which the owner hopes to use for events in the future. The space is bright and open, so there is plenty of room to move. See website for information on selling books to the store, and use the search engine to find rare or valuable books.
  • Tail of the Yak

    2632 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 9891
    Shopping here is rather like slipping through Lewis Carroll's looking glass. Dried flowers, French silk ribbons, antique figurines of saints, earrings, odd-shaped vases and an ever-changing selection of curios await you in a carefully arranged jumble. The net effect is rather surreal and, on the whole, pleasant. You will feel as if you have slipped out of the hurry-scurry 21st century and into a dreamy past of perfect gifts.
  • Cheese Board Pizza (The)

    1512 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 3055
    This storefront ranks among the great cheeseries in the United States. It is a fairly large space, but not a square inch of it is wasted in piling up the copious selection of sage derbys, gruyeres, gjetosts, cambozolas and manchegos. The latest arrivals are noted up on a big blackboard, and the staff is knowledgeable to the point of didacticism. It offers many other specialty foods, too, and has its own bakery. The Cheese Board Pizzeria is a Bay Area favorite for its daily changing artisan pizza specials.
  • Gypsy Trader

    2485 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 6767
    This place stocks an international pipe selection that rivals even the institutional Annapurna up the street. You will find everything from small pocket pipes to large floor hookahs, water pipes, ceramic, metal, cut crystal and everything in between. It also features distinctly Far East paraphernalia and statues (Buddhas in many shapes and sizes), and handmade shirts, jackets and saris.
  • Vino!

    1885 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 559 8870
    For best of the grape, come to these knowledgeable wine merchants. Vino has one of the largest selections of wine in the area, along with featured specials. Although it stocks a huge variety and has three locations in the East Bay, each store is relatively small and personable. Your needs will be met with a smile and helpful attitude whether you are looking for several cases for a big event, or that under-$10 bottle for dinner at home.
  • Pegasus Books

    2349 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 649 1320
    Berkeley's famous independent bookstores tend to occupy the most unlikely of places, and Pegasus, in the former home of a car dealership, is no exception. Being an expansive, former showroom, it lets you browse the selections with lots of air and light at your back. Find a broad range from bestsellers to the classics, from the obscure to the out of print. It boasts a huge selection of overstocked, discounted titles, as well as an ever-growing used section. There is a huge magazine and newspaper rack with many international journals, as well as CDs, gift cards, and bags.
  • Earthly Goods

    2100 Vine Street Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 4564
    If you are looking for casual or upscale, but in a small store atmosphere, Earthly Goods is the place to hit. Just off Shattuck, this little boutique offers a combination of 5th Avenue designers as well as smaller local labels. You will find everything from cotton basics to sundresses, casual chic to eveningwear. The shoe selection is particularly noteworthy and includes designers like Kenneth Cole, Paul Green, Camper, and Nine West. The service is non-hurried and non-pretentious.
  • Lhasa Karnak

    2513 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 0380
    If you are into flower essences, Chinese herbs, holistic therapies, or are looking for gifts for some one who is, Lhasa is one-stop shopping. Known throughout Berkeley as the premier place for Eastern and alternative remedies and supplies, in addition to their hundreds of herbs and tinctures, it has a nice selection of related books, bath soaps and supplies, henna, and even some lovely bags and tea pots. The staff knows their herbs well, and can holistically assist you with your ailments and/or offer advice on wellness in general.
  • University Press Books of Berkeley

    2430 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 0585 / +1 800 676 8722 (Toll Free)
    Since 1974, University Press Books has offered rare, unique, and hard to find titles from university and academic presses from around the world. Whether you are looking for medieval history, linguistics, cinema or literary theory, you are bound to find it here, and probably a few more titles you did not know existed. It stocks both new and out-of-print books. You will enjoy the search as well in this two-story, floor-to-ceiling-with-tomes store, with lots of nooks and stairs to curl up on and flip through your current find. There is even an inviting table with chairs in the back.
  • Kathmandu Imports

    1551 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 528 8007
    Follow the incense to Kathmadu, where you will find an amazing array of authentic imports from Nepal and Tibet. Most remarkable is the clothing: from long coats to soft wool sweaters and pullovers, from pants to shoes to hats to pashminas, most handmade, all distinct. If you are looking to add a touch of the Himalayas to your wardrobe, whether a subtle or bold one, this is the place. You will also find an extraordinary selection of jewelry, folk arts and crafts, some antiques, and traditional music recordings.
  • Musical Offering (The)

    2430 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 849 0211
    Bring a portable CD player and a hankering for a cup a joe. One of the few music stores devoted to classical recordings, the Music Offering stocks everything from Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, to rare medieval chant and contemporary composers in the classical vein. And after you've bought your CD, sit down at the cafe up front and enjoy a latte and croissant. Find all the typical espresso drinks, coffee, pastries, and sandwiches made fresh daily. The space is large, airy, and accoustically perfect for the classical music over the loudspeakers.
  • Half Price Books

    1849 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 526 6080
    Walk beneath the CASH FOR BOOKS signs and find yourself in a world of dog-eared tomes whose subjects range from Russian classics to classic cookbooks to the Anarchist's Cookbook. A little bit of everything can be found here, and rifling through the shelves and piles will be a pleasure for those detective types, though perhaps the bane of others. Nevertheless, it is worth your time if you are looking for cheap paperbacks or that rare Existential treatise, a great many students sell their textbooks here, making for interesting finds indeed. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Cotton Basics

    2907 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 1220
    Looking for that casual, comfortable look Berkeley women relish? Check out this place where you will find simple, cotton fashions in a boutique-like atmosphere. Everything from skirts to tops to pants to separates to accessories can be found, many by smaller, local designers giving this store (and its sister location down the street) a truly Berkeley flavor. The staff is friendly without being pushy, and is willing to help you out with one-to-one attention.
  • Eid's

    2508 Channing Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 5000
    Wanna skip the electronics mega warehouses like Circuit City and the Good Guys for more personable and knowledgeable service? Then skip on into Eid's where the space may be cramped, but the style is not. Since the early 1970s, it has offered the best prices on TVs, VCRs, recording equipment, cellphones, radios, DVD players, you name it. It does rentals, trade-ins, are experts at repair, and are willing to beat any competitor's prices. You cannot go wrong.
  • Eastwind Books

    1986 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 2350
    An excellent resource for those in search of new, used, popular and/or rare Asian and Asian-American literature, Eastwind is a cozy little shop that stocks an amazing breadth of books and subjects. From cookbooks to Buddhist history, Chinese herbal medicine to university texts, Eastwind has it all and then some. You will also find shelves full of all you need for doing second language study, as well as flashcards, origami and calligraphy supplies, and other art and language learning aids.
  • Supple Integrative Skincare

    1543 Hopkins Street Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 525 7068
    The latest apothecary shop in Berkeley, Supple Integrative Skincare, is stuffed with things that pamper your body as well as your mind. It is a great place to find rare beauty products; Owned by Alison Evans, it was her idea to bring a dose of European skin care to California. So slide over to the groovy Orchid Pink treatment room for Dr. Hauschka's holistic treatment or an Astara facial. If you don't want to take the beauty plunge, you can always browse through all the delightful, funky products on display or take a look at some fun paintings by local artists.
  • Fry's Electronics

    1695 Willow Pass Road Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 852 0300
    Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. The stores range in size from 50,000 to over 180,000 sq ft. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise. You can literally lose yourself in this electronics haven for hours!
  • Bancroft Clothing Co

    2530 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 0762
    Always a good choice for one-stop shopping, this Berkeley institution is a huge boutique for men, women and teens located right across the street from University of California at Berkeley and around the corner from the famous Telegraph Avenue. The store is divided into four basic sections: men's, women's, shoes and Cal Bears memorabilia. You will find a wide selection of affordable clothing and accessories by top designers in a variety of styles. New to the store is a Clinque counter stocked with cosmetics.
  • A La Folie

    1816 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 1616
    As the name suggests, this high-end boutique is simply mad about French clothing. Located in Berkeley's hip Fourth Street shopping district, this trés chic shop sells everything from lingerie to loungewear, accessories to fragrances. The excellent, upscale selection features designers from the likes of Aubade, Princess Tam Tam, Ravage, and more. Expert assistance provided by the delightful Nafissa Tayebi. English and French spoken.
  • Apple Store

    1129 S Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 210 2020
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • Far Leaves Tea

    5677A Horton Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 5928
    This tea shop specializes in bringing simple, delicious tea blends to its guests directly from Asia. They also have homemade tea cookies that go well with all varieties. You can sit in Far Leaves Tea cafe all day if you choose, undisturbed. Accessories designed to optimize your experience such as metal infusers and glass gai wans. Check their website for tips on how to brew the perfect pot of tea, or to order online.
  • Whole Foods Market

    3000 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 649 1333
    Whole Foods Market is a chain of Organic foods store that provides wellness produce to its customers. However, if you are under this impression that healthy foods cost more, this market does tender some select items for very cheap prices. You can actually check out the Whole Body Shampoo, Organic Ketchup and corn flakes among other items here. The store also proffers concierge shopping services to it's customers—a bliss for those pressed with time indeed! Savor the variety of nourishing stuff, for there's no substitute to healthy food!
  • Berkeley Farmers' Market

    1748 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 3333
    An open air marketplace, Berkeley Farmers' Market offers fresh farm-processed fruits, nuts and vegetables to the people of the city. The main aim of the market is to support small scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture. Operating since 1987, the market also offers fresh baked goods, juices, cheeses, nursery plants and flower. Many special cultural and educational events are held here regularly like the Summer Solstice Salmon Celebration. Center street, Derby Street and Shattuck Avenue are the three venues where the market takes place all year round.
  • Takara Sake USA

    708 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 540 8250

    If you like wine tasting but want to try something new, head over to Takara Sake USA near the Fourth Street Shopping District. Don't be fooled by Takara's looks, although the outside appears quite industrial, the tasting room is pleasant, airy, and elegant. Try a flight of sake and learn about the brewing and production of this flavorful, Japanese brew by peering through a factory window, viewing an informative movie, or exploring Takara's very own sake museum exhibiting antique sake-making tools. Don't like sake? Lucky for you, Takara also sells plum wines, shochu, cooking sake, malt beverages, Japanese vodka, and of course, souvenirs. Takara validates up to one hour in the Fourth Street Shopping District parking lot.

  • Masse's Pastries

    1469 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 649 1004
    Located in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, Masse's has provided Berkeley residents and visitors with the most tasty and beautiful tartes, cakes, macarons, and more. Their delicate morsels are crafted lovingly and stylishly, and often look far too pretty to eat. Luckily, their traditional and seasonal offerings taste just as good as they look. Pair your dessert with a fresh cup of coffee, and take a seat inside the tiny bakery, or at one of the sidewalk tables.
  • East Bay Vivarium

    1827-C 5th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 1400
    The East Bay Vivarium is the number one destination for anyone interested in buying a reptile, or for the supplies you need for the pet you have already. Snakes, lizards, iguanas and other cold blooded creatures are waiting for you to take them home. You can also buy the small, live critters your scaly friend eats.
  • The Bone Room

    1573 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 United States - Phone: +1 510 526 5252
    The Bone Room is a peculiar shop filled with the preserved remains of various creatures. Though the prices for many of the items are expensive, one will probably never forget some of the items they'll see while browsing through the bone room's various fossils, skeletons and stuffed specimens. This is a particularly good place to find a unique gift for your creature-loving, scientific, academic, or morbid friends and family members.
  • Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

    2982 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 7290
    Lovers of romantic details and Victorian styles will fall in love with this lace and textile museum. Explore the latest exhibit or check out the permanent collection, including pre-Colombian Peruvian lace, and the finest lace from 17th Century European courts. This free museum is funded by the attached Lacis retail store, and also hosts various classes, clinics and workshops. Visit the website for more details.
  • ACCI Gallery

    1652 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 2527
    Arts & Crafts Cooperative Inc. resides in a former French laundry and is the oldest arts and crafts cooperative west of the Mississippi River. ACCI Gallery displays and sells many beautiful and unique items ranging from metal outdoor art to lovingly handcrafted quilts and jewelry. Hunting down a special gift for your loved one is a pleasure in this handsome, well-lit gallery, especially with the knowledge that your purchase directly supports local artists. Visit during the holiday season for one-of-a-kind ornaments and home decor.
  • Looking Glass Photo & Camera

    1045 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 548 6888
    Nowadays, you can take a photo, edit it, and print it out without ever leaving your home. But what happens when something breaks, you want to see the latest gizmo in person, or you just need some advice? Visiting a brick and mortar photography store may be inevitable in some cases, but at least the people at Looking Glass are super friendly and knowledgeable. Whether you shoot digital or film, vintage toy camera or SLR, you can find plenty of gear and advice to get yourself on your way to creating your next photo masterpiece. Also offered are rentals, classes, and photo printing.
  • Berkeley Bowl West

    920 Heinz Avenue Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 898 9555
    Miss the farmer's market? It's okay, because Berkeley Bowl West is open seven days a week. Their prices are often cheaper than those at Whole Foods, and the parking is far tamer than at the original Berkeley Bowl South location. Additionally, this 2009-built marketplace offers not only legendary produce, but their sushi was voted "Best Supermarket Sushi" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and they do a $1 wine tasting every third Saturday of each month.
  • Apple Store 4th Street

    1823 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 898 3341
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • Alina B.

    1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 952 9037
    Located in Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza, you'll find this small shop filled with European high fashion clothing and accessories. It's a great place to go if you're looking for a few choice pieces to add to your wardrobe. Prices aren't cheap, but the quality is well worth it.
  • Urban Ore

    900 Murray Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 7283
    Committed to the cause of nurturing the environment, Urban Ore offers to take back used items that can be recycled or passed down to others. Rummage through the piles of old articles and you might discover some great collectibles. The prices are great too, making it a profitable shopping venture for you. Doors, furniture, records, dishware, toilets, books and albums are part of the collection here.
  • 4th Street Fine Art

    2000 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 647 8136
    4th Street Fine Art is a haven for artists to create in the studio and display their works of art in the gallery. All of the artwork displayed is by local artists and many are for sale. There are smaller and more affordable pieces as well, such as cards and prints. There are cases filled with beautiful jewelry, small sculptures and pottery to buy or simply browse. It is easy to spend an afternoon gazing at the artistry that graces this gallery's walls.
  • Starry Plough Pub (The)

    3101 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 841 2082
    This favorite is full of congenial spirits (both the drinks and the regulars), fish and chips and some of the best in local and Irish bands. Enjoy over two dozen beers on tap, including an impressive selection of local brews and ales, as well as the usual suspects (Guinness, Rolling Rock). There is a small dancefloor that fills up during live performances, but also features locals who jump on in for folk dancing. Traditional Irish dance lessons are held on Mondays, and Happy Hour lasts from opening to 7p.
  • Au Coquelet

    2000 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 0433
    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.
  • Vinnie's Bar & Grill

    2045 Mount Diablo Street Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 685 9515
    You're sure to fall in love with this place if you are a party animal. Vinnie's comes alive at night with DJs spinning the latest tracks. It's better to reach the bar early and reserve your seats as the place starts getting crowded later. Enjoy a wide variety of well concocted cocktails with chicken wings and Thai sauce. Every night the bar has a different theme like karaoke, salsa dancing and blues night. There are dartboards and pool tables to try your hands at while sipping your drink. The bar opens daily at 11a.
  • Space Lounge at Saturn Cafe

    2175 Allston way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 845 8505
    Care to sip a local, organic local beer while enjoying authentic Bay area performances? Visit Space Lounge for it's art shows, open mic nights, karaoke nights, live bands, burlesque shows, and improv comedy shows. If you're hungry, you'll be pleased to find that many of their menu items feature local and organic ingredients. Check the website for scheduled events.
  • George's

    842 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94903 United States - Phone: +1 877 568 2726(Toll Free) /+1 415 226 0262
    When stars like Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaac and the Grateful Dead have descended upon a certain nightclub to perform, you know that it needs to be taken seriously. This is George's for you; a super club that was rumored to have been around since 1920. Changing ownership and avatars throughout the decades, this one still captivates performers and audiences with its rustic charm and flawless acousistics. George's
  • Nick's Lounge

    3218 Adeline Street Berkeley, AR 94703 CA - Phone: +1 510 652 6425
    Located near the Ashby BART station, Nick's Lounge is a favorite Berkeley spot for those looking to sip on a few cocktails and unleash their inner Whitney Houston. With karaoke every night, this lounge ensures you will hear your fair share of singing, though no one can guarantee if it'll be on pitch or not. For some more... refined performances, Nick's also hosts jazz and East Bay-themed open mic nights to showcase unique local talent.
  • Juicy News

    3167 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 8602
    Away from home and need to catch up on local events? Curious about the goings-on a hemisphere away? Or just across the Bay? No other newsstand in the Rockridge or Elmwood area has as larger a selection of foreign papers. Just about every time zone is covered, as you can tell by the several clocks on the wall indicating the time in major world cities. It also sells a large selection of local papers and lots of magazines, from glossies, art, specialty, trade, comic and literary. It even sells gum and candy.
  • Grodon's Office Equipment

    2242 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 843 3510
    Look for the antique typewriters in the window; it displays ancient Royals, Remingtons and IBMs. Inside, find an array of office equipment and a friendly staff eager to help you out with repairs and maintenance. It offers computer software, cables and accessories, as well as printer cartridges, paper, fax machines, telephones and basic office supplies like pens and pencils. If the owners do not have it, they will happily order it for you. This is an authorized Brother service center, and it offers computer and small office equipment repair. Fax service is available. Student advantage discount accepted.
  • Eid's

    2508 Channing Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 5000
    Wanna skip the electronics mega warehouses like Circuit City and the Good Guys for more personable and knowledgeable service? Then skip on into Eid's where the space may be cramped, but the style is not. Since the early 1970s, it has offered the best prices on TVs, VCRs, recording equipment, cellphones, radios, DVD players, you name it. It does rentals, trade-ins, are experts at repair, and are willing to beat any competitor's prices. You cannot go wrong.
  • First Congregational Church

    2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 3696
    The First Congregational Church of Berkeley was built on December 1, 1874. Every Sunday morning, people attend the Lectionary Bible Study with Charlotte Russell in the Durant House at 8.30a. At 10a, Worship in the Sanctuary lecture is organized for the public. And there is even a sermon for children. The church also manages a children's choir and adult education programs.
  • Fry's Electronics

    1695 Willow Pass Road Concord, CA 94520 United States - Phone: +1 925 852 0300
    Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. The stores range in size from 50,000 to over 180,000 sq ft. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise. You can literally lose yourself in this electronics haven for hours!
  • Backroads

    801 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 527 1555 / +1 800 462 2848(Toll Free)
    Wherever it is you want to go—anywhere in the world, you can trust yourself to the efficiency and guidance of this world-renowned travel company. You can choose to visit a specific city, or take a tour across the whole country. You can even participate in various activities scheduled for your pleasure, because Backroads goes that extra mile, and assures all customers a stress-free, memorable holiday.
  • Reno Fun Train

    1141 Bont Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 800 783 0783
    Is Reno your destination? Then don't hesitate to climb aboard the Key Holidays' Reno Fun Train. Stopping at Emeryville, Martinez, Suisun, Sacramento and Reno, the journey takes you meandering through picturesque wintertime sights and you will even come by strolling musicians and dancers who greatly add to the festivities. A cafe and bar on board keep you fueled, but you can carry your own food and alcohol too. Prices for the trip include taxes, meals, hotel stay and lots more. Check the website for details.
  • Apple Store

    1129 S Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 210 2020
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • Yellow A 1 Berkeley Cab

    1810 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 3300
    Hire the services of Yellow A-1 Cab and you are sure to reach on-time for your appointment, without any rushing or hassle. Efficiency and professionalism can very well be expected from the chauffeurs. Do make sure that you book the taxi in advance, especially during peaks hours.
  • Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

    1414 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709 United States - Phone: +1 510 848 0237
    Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, is established not only to serve the Jewish community, but also introduce and share the Jewish culture. The various events and activities mark the endeavor of the club to reach, each and every member, right from a toddler to senior citizens. It provides a platform to the talented and upcoming artists. Be it a wedding or a fundraiser, you can rent the spacious auditorium and the courtyard. It truly celebrates Jewish tradition with a touch of modernity.
  • Berkeley

    Shattuck Avenue @ University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)

    Often called as the 'University City', Berkeley is a city for students and famous for the University Of California Berkeley Apart from academic achievement, the city also encourages art through a multitude of fests, fairs and workshops held in the various galleries and museums the year round. A melting pot of culture, visitors can enjoy the delights of cuisines from every part of the world in the numerous dining spots and socialize with people from around the globe. Home to green parks that are ideal for recreation and sports, the city promises everything needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Doe Memorial Library

    101 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 642 6657
    The Doe Memorial Library is located on the UC Berkeley campus and is adjacent to the Bancroft Library. The library is named after Charles Franklin Doe who had contributed majorly for the project. The construction of the library was completed in 1911 and it is an example of the Classical Revival style. This library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in March 25, 1982.
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

    1823 9th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 1433
    The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a magnificent structure built in 1878. Inspired by the Gothic style of architecture, it have fine details on the exteriors. The church has been preserved well over the centuries and continuous to conduct regular services and ceremonies.
  • King Pool

    1700 Hopkins Street Berkeley, CA 94703 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 8518
  • Nick Rodriguez Community Center - Physical Fitness Room

    213 F Street Antioch, CA 94509 United States - Phone: +1 925 779 7070
  • Tehiyah Day School Gymnasium

    2603 Tassajara Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States - Phone: +1 510 233 3013
  • Apple Store 4th Street

    1823 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States - Phone: +1 510 898 3341
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • Golden Hills Community Church

    2401 Shady Willow Lane Brentwood, CA 94513 United States - Phone: +1 925 516 0653
    Founded in 1992, the Golden Hills Community Church (GHCC) is a local church. Its mission is to spread the message of God and maintain communal peace. In a bid to fulfill this objective, the GHCC organizes different activities and events that involves participation of the entire community. It also has separate schooling programs for toddlers and teenage students. The women and adult ministries too actively participate in various group sessions and classes. For more details, check website or call ahead.
  • Concord

    Concord Concord, CA United States
    Concord is a modern American city that was also known as Drunken Indian and Todos Santos. This city comes alive during the annual festivities and events; Concord Jazz Festival is a popular music festival that is hosted in Concord. Apart from that, tourists can also explore variety of tourist landmarks including Markham Regional Arboretum, Baldwin Community Park, West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater and Don Francisco Galindo House. Shopaholics can raid popular malls like Sunvalley Mall or head to the local markets. For complete details about this city, please check its official website.
  • Berkeley High School

    1980 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 644 6121
    The Berkeley High School is touted to be one of the important landmarks of the city. Founded in 1880, it continues to be the only public school in the city. Its campus was a declared as a historic district and is included in the National Register of Historic Places too. For detailed information about the school and admissions schedule, check website.
  • Berkeley Public Library

    2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley, CA 94704 United States - Phone: +1 510 981 6100 / +1 510 981 6195
    Started with merely 264 books, the Berkeley Public Library has now turned in to a multi-dimensional public library with four branches. This historic library has modern amenities like self-checkout machine and so forth. Check website for details.
  • Panoramic Hill

    Panoramic Hill Berkeley, CA 94705 United States - Phone: +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
    Quietly tucked between Berkeley and Oakland, the Panoramic Hill is a residential neighborhood for the inhabitants of both cities. It offers excellent views of the San Francisco and the Bay area. The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association listed it as the Berkeley's 'Most Romantic Neighborhood'.
  • Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church

    1110 Highland Drive Novato, CA 94949 United States - Phone: +1 415 883 1998 / +1 415 883 2057
    Though the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church was established in 1969, it was officially named in 1979. It is a part of the Eastern Orthodox Church and is affiliated to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It moved to its current location in 1980 and its complex features the sanctuary, offices, a classroom and a versatile fellowship center. It is one of the vibrant churches in the area with many activities for its parishioners. It hosts the annual Community Crab Feed Dinner and the hugely popular Marin Greek Festival.