Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Berkeley

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Berkeley

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Berkeley is full of hidden gems.

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    Come early to get the croissants fresh! The closest to European style in the Bay Area -- Yameng via Foursquare
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    Pretty much everything is great here; Al Pastor is 👌🏾, Lengua is 💣 if you are adventurous. -- cnelson ︻╦╤─ via Foursquare
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    Spot is delicious but can get pricey. So my fave affordable lunch special: a taquito (not the full taco) and sopa del dia. -- Sasha Wisotsky via Foursquare
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    Go to Cafe Strada, sit outside, have a drink, and go online. Convert your student email address to a free forwarding address. Go to @cal cal.berkeley.edu. Use your CalNet login. It's easy! -- Cal via Foursquare
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    Mint Mojito coffee is definitely the place to start if it's your first time, but the baristas are incredibly helpful to guide you through the huge variety. -- Alan Kwong via Foursquare
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    Hipster, good noise level, large portions of coffee and hot chocolate served in bowls. try the sandwich with goat cheese and fig, it's killer. -- Marina Laduda via Foursquare
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    I'm always surprised when I like highwire, but I always do. They're baristas are really well trained and the drinks -both the espresso and milk temp- are always on point. -- Ashley Mowrey via Foursquare
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    The sour dough cheese rolls are better than the Cheese Board's. (But don't tell anyone I said so!) -- cori kesler via Foursquare
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    East Bay Express says get the savory board with French breakfast radishes, smoked trout, and a perfect soft-boiled egg or a bowl of savory quinoa-and-rice porridge with ghee and sea salt . -- Anton Shuster via Foursquare
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    This cafe is full of beautiful baristas with laid back and amiable attitudes. Their skills on bar are remarkable and the environment is conducive to friend dates and studying. -- Ashley Mowrey via Foursquare
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    Can't go wrong with their weekly menus, unbeatable coffee, friendly service, and motivating atmoshere. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, snacks-- they get it at Babette. -- Bryan via Foursquare
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    Best coffee shop in the East Bay! Each drink is brewed individually and unfailingly delicious. (Don’t like? They’ll fix it.) And yes, the mint mojito iced coffee is just as good as everyone says. -- Pacific Union via Foursquare
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