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Dining in an atmospheric restaurant (photo by David Spritzer)

Telegraph's Restaurants, Cafés & Food Stores

Telegraph is reknown for its cultural diversity. There are over 50 restaurants in and around the Telegraph area that offer unique blends of aromatic herbs and spices, with irresistible dishes sautéed and cooked over simmering fires.

Tantalize your taste buds in Mediterranean ambiance with refreshing salads and cheeses. Or try mouth-watering, succulent seafood, African and Mexican specialties, or distinctive pastas and traditional dishes of Europe with a glass of fine wine. End your meal by indulging in homemade desserts and a cup of your favorite coffee. If you can't resist fine food, come to Berkeley, home of great ethnic food, and treat yourself to a meal you won't forget!

Coffee houses and cafés provide a sanctuary for quiet reflection or study, a break from shopping, and a gathering place for friends. You can find all types, from the sophisticated cafe within a classical music store to bohemian political cafes to French cafes with old-world charm. It even has its very own Peets.

The four red stars (****) show a recent winner of the "Best Of" category from the Daily Ca for 2011.

 

 

Restaurants, Delis & Snacks

 

Adagia Restaurant
2700 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2300
http://www.adagiarestaurant.com
Lunch Monday – Friday 11:30-2:30
Dinner Monday – Saturday 5:00-9:30
Closed Sunday
Open for all Cal Football games 10:30-2:00 on Saturday.

Features California-Mediterranean cuisine made with organic and sustainably grown ingredients from local farms.

Ann's Kitchen ****
2498 Telegraph
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8a.m.-7p.m.,
Tuesday 8a.m.-3p.m., Saturday & Sunday 8a.m.-5p.m.
548.8885
****Best Breakfast 2011 by Daily Cal****

Telegraph Area's favorite breakfast place. A nice place to sit and eat your whole wheat pancakes and eggs and watch the local street scene. A perfect place to prepare for the day.

Bancroft Café
2512 Bancroft
Hours: Monday-Friday 7a.m.-9p.m.,
Saturday 8a.m.-7p.m., Sunday 9a.m.-7p.m.
486.0296

Sandwiches, salads, pastries and beverages offered at this small café.

Bay King Pastries
2466 Telegraph Ave.
Hours: 7a.m.-10p.m. everyday
843.6688

Bear Ramen
2519 Durant

Berkel Berkel
2428 Telegraph
649.1595

Fast and delicious Korean and Japanese food offered in a quaint restaurant setting. Huge lunch specials daily.

Berkeley Sushi House
2517 Durant
704.1272

Berkeley Thai House
2511 Channing Way
848.8604

Serves up a delectable spread of noodle and meat dishes. Vegetarian meals also offered.

Bingo Burrito
2600 Bancroft Way
704.8018

Blondie's Pizza
2340 Telegraph Ave.
548.1129

Bongo Burger ****
2505 Dwight Way
548.4100
**** Burger 2011 by Daily Cal****

Café A Go Go
2334 Telegraph Ave.

Crepes

Café Durant
2517 Durant
841.9905

Mexican & American Food

Cafe Mediterranean
2475 Telegraph
549.1128

Cafe Strada ****
2300 College Way
843.5282
****Best Coffee 2011 by Daily Cal****

Cal Gyros
2519 Durant Ave Ste C
849.4771

Carvel Ice Cream
2516 Bancroft Way
665.8300
http://www.carvelbrentwood.com

Cést Café & Subway
2490 Bancroft Way

Chang Luong
2517 Durant #D
548.6959

Cheese 'N' Stuff ****
2442 Durant
843.9233
****Best Meal Under $5 2011 by Daily Cal****
****Best Deli 2011 by Daily Cal****

There is a reason that this deli, hidden away in an alley, has long lines. The sandwiches are some of the best in Berkeley, especially the roat turkey with cranberry sauce.

Chinese Express
2488 Channing Way
845.3766

Chipotle Mexican Grille
2311 Telegraph Ave.
548.0340
Hours: 11 A.M - 10 P.M

Cho Vegi House
2428 Telegraph Ave
981.1388

Cream ****
2399 Telegraph Ave
(between Durant Ave & Channing Way)
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1000
Mon-Wed 12 pm - 12 am
Thu-Sat 12 pm - 2 am
Sun 12 pm - 11 pm
http://www.creamnation.com/

****Best Place To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth 2911 by Daily Cal****

Cream now have vegan and non-vegan cookies and soy ice cream as well traditional ice cream.

Crepes A-Go-Go
2334 Telegraph Ave.
486.2310

Desi Dog
At the corner of Bancroft Way & Telegraph Ave, near Sproul Plaza

D'Yar
2516 Durant
845.9090

Fat Slice
2375 Telegraph Ave.
548.6479

FinFine Ethiopian Cuisine
2556 Telegraph Ave.t

Fondue Fred
2556 Telegraph
549.0850

Fonzie's Peruvian Chicken
2556 Telegraph Ave, Unit 14
(between Blake St and Parker St)
649-0800
Mon-Sat 12 pm - 9 pm and Sun 12 pm - 8 pm
http://www.fonziesperuvianchicken.com/

Frozen Fusion
2334 Telegraph Ave.
705.8612
705.8613 FAX

Gomnaru Korean BBQ House
2517 Durant
8485968

Gordo Taqueria ****
2404 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
845.8226
****Best Burrito by Daily Cal 2011****

Gou Bu Li Chinese Restaurant
2433F Durant
486.1638

Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana ****
2519A Durant
548.4860
****Best Italian Restaurant 2011 by Daily Cal****

Healthy Heavenly Foods
2475 Bancroft Way (Lower Sproul)

Henry's Publick House & Grill
2600 Durant
845.8981
809.4132

A bar that also serves great casual food. A local "hang-out."

House of Curries ****
2520 Durant
****Best Indian Restaurant 2011 by Daily Cal****

House of Kabob
2519-C Durant
849.4771

I.B. Hoagies & Cheeseteaks
2513 Durant
841.1681

Indian Flavors Express
2548 Bancroft Way
(between Barrow Ln and Bowditch St)
647-5222
11:00 AM to 10:30 PM - Open 7 Days a Week
http://www.indianflavorsexpress.com/

Jade Mountain
2556 Telegraph Ave., Upstairs
666.1210

Jamba Juica
2514 Bancroft Way
549.3002
http://www.jambajuice.com

Japanese Snacks
2521 Durant
549.1441

Joshu-Ya Sushi Boat
2441 Dwight
848.5260

Wonderful Japanese food in a serene setting with a calming, beautiful outdoor waterfall garden patio. A floating boat sushi bar meets your eye upon entering, but tempura & teriyaki dishes will temp you. Wonderful udon soup too. All served by a friendly, courteous staff.

Julie's Healthy Cafe
2562 Bancroft Way
486.8322

King Pin Donuts
2521 Durant
843.6688

If you come here in the evening when they are baking and glazing the donuts, you will know what heaven serves.

Kip's Restaurant
2439 Durant Ave
848.4340

Koko Express Gormet Food
2433 F Durant
548.2888

Koryo BBQ
2556 Telegraph
548.2525

I.B. Hoagies & Cheeseteaks
2513 Durant
841.1681

La Bateau Ivre
2629 Telegraph Ave.
845.4859
http://www.lebateauivre.net/

A beautiful restaurant created from a restored french home with a garden patio, fireplace room, cafe & formal dining rooms. A wonderful place to dine, write, chat and enjoy. Parties too.

La Burrita
2530 Durant
845.4859

Le Petit Cheval Restaurant
2600 Bancroft Way
704.8018

The Little Dipper Chocolate Company
Bancroft at Telegraph

Lotus House
2517 A Durant
883.1811

Szechuan & Hong Kong Cuisine

Mandarin House
2519 Durant
549.1877

Maoz Vegetarian
2395 Telegraph Ave
(between Durant Ave & Channing Way)
(510) 356-4090
Mon-Wed, Sun 11 am - 10 pm & Thu-Sat 11 am - 11 pm
http://www.maozusa.com

Meesha's Gyros
2519 Durant Ave., C
848.4771

Michelle's Yogurt
2430 Durant
486.8135

Milanese Café
2502 Telegraph Ave. (at Dwight)
665.1900

Italian Restaurant that serves delicious food with many vegetarian dishes

Moccacino
2552 Bancroft Ave.
665.1888

Naan N Curry
2366 Telegraph Ave.

Pakistani & Indian Restaurant

Noah's New York Bagels
2344 Telegraph Ave.
849.9951

There is a reason that Noah's has been the top bagel store in California. They make some of the best & freshest bagels available. Their food is fresh, well priced and delicious.

Norikonoko Japanese
2556 Telegraph Ave.
548.1294

Nuts & Sweets
2433 Durant Avenue Suite D
644-1374

The Orchid
2517D Durant
548.6959

Pepe's Pizza
2516 Durant

Papamingo
2510 Channing Way
(between Telegraph Ave and Bowditch St)
647.9388
Mon-Wed 12 pm - 10 pm, Thu-Sat 12 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun 12 pm - 8:30 pm

Quickly
2519 Durant Ave.

Quiznos Sub
2548 Bancroft Way
486.2789
http://www.quiznos.com

Peet's Coffee & Tea
2501 Telegraph Ave.
Hours: Daily 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
225.7700
http://www.peets.com

Racha Café
2516 Telegraph
644.3583

Saigon City Restaurant
2566-B Telegraph
548.3636

San Francisco Soup Company
2512 Bancroft Way
Hours: M-S 10:30am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-7:00pm (subject to change)
Tel/Fax: 848.7687/7688

Satay House
2519 Durant
549.1902

Sfoof's Woofle Cafe
2554 Bancroft Ave
(between Barrow Ln and Bowditch St)
548.0118
Tue-Sat 10 am - 4 pm and Sun 11 am - 2:30 pm

Slurp Noodle House
2426 Telegraph Ave.
644.9292

Smart Alec's Intelligent Fast Food
2355 Telegraph
704.4000

Steve's Korean BBQ
2521 Durant
848.6166

Subway
2490 Bancroft Way
644.0946
http://www.subway.com

Sunrise Deli
2456 Bancroft

Middle Eastern Cuisine

Sweatheart Cafe
2523 Durant Ave
(between Bowditch St & Telegraph Ave)
540-0707
Mon-Wed, Sun 11 am - 12 am
Thu-Fri 11 am - 2 am
Sat 11 am - 1 am

Sweet On You
2554 Bancroft
644.0589

Taco Truck
Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way

Taqueria Reyes
2475 Bancroft Way (between Dana St and Sather Rd)
841.1755

Tako Sushi ****
2379 Telegraph Ave.
665.8000
**** Best Japanese Food 2011by Daily Cal****

Tandor Kitchen
2598 Telegraph Ave.
843.3951

Pakistani & Indian Cuisine. Halal food.

Taste of Taipei
2523 Durant
548.3540

Thai Basil ****
2517 Durant
****Best Thai Restaurant 2011 by Daily Cal****

Top Dog ****
2534 Durant
843.7250
****Best Late Night Food by Daily Cal 2011****

T-Toust
2433 Durant
548.2888

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
2380 Telegraph Ave
647.3888
Mon-Wed 11 am - 10 pm, Thu, Sun 11 am - 11 pm &
Fri-Sat 11 am - 12 am

Vietnam Village
2521 Durant
845.1626

Yogurtland
2516 Bancroft Way
849.8800

Yogurt Park
2433 Durant
549.0570

Yokohama Station
2521C Durant Ave
845.9796

 

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CafEs

 

Cafes are a major attraction of the Telegraph Area. You can smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wiith rich blends of French Roast, Colombian, Italian and other coffee beans from blocks away! With over 20 cafes, there is one that will suit your style and taste! You can relax on a patio and bathe in the warm Bay Area sun while sipping a cup of tea. You can socialize over a cappuccino amid a lively, vibrant atmosphere with classical music playing in the background. Whatever your pleasure, you will find it here. Come to the cafés on Telegraph and indulge!

A Cup Above
2598 Telegraph Ave, Upstairs
843.3951

Café Grace
2625 Durant
548.4366

Café Milano
2522 Bancroft Way
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7a.m.-midnight,
Friday 7a.m.-11p.m., Saturday& Sunday 8a.m.-10p.m.
644.3100

Cafe Muse
2625 Durant Ave.
548.4366

Cafe Siena
2490 Bancroft Way
644-0946

Café Strada ****
2300 College Way
843.5282
****Best Coffee 2011 by Daily Cal****

Coffee Source
2404 Telegraph
644.3045

Espresso Experience
2440 Bancroft
845.6039

Peet's Coffee & Tea
2501 Telegraph Ave.
Hours: Daily 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
225.7700
http://www.peets.com

Neighborhood favorite place for coffee & tea. Great coffee.

Sorrento Café
2510 Channing Way
548.8220

Zanzibar
2431 Durant Ave
356.4788

 

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Grocery Stores

 

Telegraph Avenue makes sure that everyone is well fed. In order to service such a diverse population, Telegraph has a plethora of delis, pizza parlors, take-out restaurants, yogurt palaces, candy and cookie stores, pubs and grocery stores. Telegraph Avenue, known for having won more awards for the "Best Of" from the local weekly periodicals than any other community in the Bay Area, has many of these award winning quick food places scattered all along the Ave. You can get turkey sandwiches with crandberry sauce at Sam's Deli in the Sather Gate Mall, fallafal at one of the many Middle Eastern stores, vegetarian take-out at Smart Alec's, freshly made donuts with no trans-fat at King Pin or pizza at Blondies. You will never be hungry on Telegraph.

Andronico's Market
2655 Telegraph Ave.
845.1062/ Deli 845.1280/ Fax 644.2574

This market carries many hard to find, ethnic, and organic
products along with your typical grocery market fare.

Bear Market
2400 Durant
643-8323
Mon-Thu 9 am - 2 am
Fri-Sun 9 am - 12 am

Berkeley Student Food Collective
2440 Bancroft Way, #102
(right across the street from Eshleman Hall)
Weekdays: 9am-7pm & Saturdays: 11am-5pm
http://berkeleystudentfoodcollective.org/

They are dedicated to providing fresh, local, healthy, environmentally sustainable and ethically produced food at affordable prices to the Berkeley campus and greater community.

Campus Market
2433 Durant E
540-7025

CK Mini Market
2550 Durant Ave
(between Bowditch St and Telegraph Ave)
540.6136

Fred's Market & Deli
2521 Telegraph Ave.
549.1319

A neighborhood favorite. Very good deli with freshly made Middle Eastern food.

Johnston's Market
2515 Durant
848.4935

 

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