If Friends had been set in Berkeley, the patio at Jupiter would have been their Central Perk. This place serves fantastic local beers, pizzas, and bar snacks best consumed under the fairy lights and next to the fire pit in the giant outdoor seating area. There’s usually a band playing jazz or funk, and the crowd is always having a great time - it’s hard not to. Come with a group of friends when you want to have a long, relaxed hangout, and/or figure out which one of you is the Rachel.
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Vik’s Chaat Corner
Vik’s Chaat does authentic Indian street food in a converted West Berkeley warehouse. You should be putting it in your lunch rotation.
Mise En Place Kitchen
Mise En Place Kitchen in Downtown Berkeley is a cafe serving soups, salads, sandwiches, and incredible tartines.
Chez Panisse Cafe
Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley is the more casual (and possibly better) sister spot to Chez Panisse, which is located just downstairs.
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Quinn’s Lighthouse in Oakland serves cocktails, seafood, and burgers in an over 100-year-old lighthouse overlooking the water.
Tosca Cafe has been around forever, serving food and their boozy house “cappuccinos” in a dark, loud space.
Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero makes simple American food, like artichoke soup and pork chops, that’s worth going out of your way for.
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