2966 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 +1 510 433 9730
This quaint cinema still retains much of its early to mid-20th century charm, before the advent of multiplexes. It even has a working box office that stands beneath the marquee. No flash-and-crash blockbusters here; the theater shows only independent, low budget, art and festival, and foreign films. There are two screens, one upstairs and one downstairs. Note: the upstairs screen is not accessible to people with disabilities. This venue does not accept credit cards.
2708 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94705 +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.
2300 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 +1 510 843 5282
Welcome to a cafe synonymous with Berkeley itself. Located directly across the street from the University, and open late, this is the perfect place to study, relax, rev up or just congregate. There are several outside tables, making this the perfect spot for sipping delicious coffee drinks al fresco. There is no telling how many famous novels, poems and quantum mechanic theories have been formulated, hammered out and perfected right here. Find a strong and inexpensive assortment of coffee and espresso drinks. There are pastries, including muffins, scones, croissants and the ubiquitous macaroons.
2600 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 +1 510 809 4132
This place has been serving up traditional pub fare, a few slightly 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.
2600 Durant Avenue Hotel Durant Berkeley, CA 94704 +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".
2979 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 +1 510 665 9409
Since 1997, this very Zen-like establishment has brought a little bit of the Far East to Elmwood. It features greens, blacks and oolongs from China, Korea and Japan, as well as several herbals from the Middle East and North Africa, everything from the delicate Dragon Well to the feisty Purple Bamboo. It also sells a variety of handcrafted teapots and bowls from the East, including genuine Yi Zhing pots. Buy in bulk, or enjoy a steaming pot upstairs at one of the tables or on a tatami mat.
2925 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 +1 510 665 1404
At Beanery Coffee, you can sip coffee at one of the dark, cherry wood tables beneath colorful French posters, or (weather permitting) enjoy your brew in the patio out back. There are also benches out front if you like to watch the foot traffic. The crowd ranges from mellow locals, to students deep in thought, to the stroller set. It offers standard coffee and espresso drinks like mochas, lattes, cappuccinos and their house coffee (which is rich, strong and robust). You will find a small assortment of pastries and bagels, muffins and brownies as well. You can buy a variety of nicely roasted coffee beans by the pound.
2522 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 +1 510 644 3100
This cafe features brick walls, a tall ceiling with criss-crossed wooden beams, bright light from the windows, skylight and featured photography and artwork that changes periodically. Sit downstairs among the indoor trees or up in the loft. It fills up quickly at almost all hours of the day, so do not be afraid to ask to share with someone. It offers the standard coffee and espresso drinks including the Espresso Roma roast, cappuccinos, mochas, lattes, as well as juices and sodas. It also serves cakes and pies, as well as daily specials like salads, sandwiches and other quick eats.
2510 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 +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.
2404 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 +1 510 644 3045
Step into this open and airy coffee house for fine brews, good conversation and lots of yellow. The walls, that is are all are a deep goldenrod color, and there are lots of scattered chairs and tables. Enjoy coffee and espresso drinks like mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffee and teas, as well as fresh juices, milk and sodas. Should you want something a little more substantial than a bagel or muffin, there is a small sandwich and salad menu with choices like turkey, roast beef and pastrami as well as Caesar, green and fruit salads. Student Advantage discount available.
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Landmark Shattuck Cinemas has ten screens for your viewing pleasure.
Visitors can choose from foreign films, Hollywood hits and independent movies. For an enjoyable time, sit back with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For more information, ...