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Restaurants in Berkeley

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Berkeley restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Berkeley restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Berkeley to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Berkeley restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Berkeley.

  • Brewed Awakening

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Less than a block from the University of California campus, this Berkeley coffee shop is housed in a red-brick storefront with large picture window... More
  • Café Rouge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    From its adjacent butcher shop, Café Rouge serves a variety of cured meats, fresh cuts, sausages, and pâtés. The menu changes fortnightly, but plat... More
  • Cheese Board Pizzeria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An offshoot of the Cheese Board Collective and located just two doors down, the Cheese Board Pizzeria makes only one kind of vegetarian pizza each ... More
  • Chez Panisse Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    As Alice Waters travels the world, spreading her gospel of “local, seasonal, sustainable,” Chez Panisse chugs steadily along in its two-story Craft... More
  • Venus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owned by chef Amy Murray, a longtime proponent of the Slow Food movement, this downtown café specializes in seasonal, organic cuisine. Classic jazz... More
  • Vik's Chaat Corner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Vik's Chaat Corner makes each of its street-food-style Indian dishes daily—be it the handmade samosas or the lunch-special dosas (vegetarian lentil... More

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