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Address: Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: 415 869 8661
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Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in...

Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.

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Must do at least once in your life

As someone who sold on telegraph ave. 40 years ago, I can personally attest to the changes. Store fronts are empty, and homeless are organized panhandlers. That being said... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Oakland, CA

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Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As someone who sold on telegraph ave. 40 years ago, I can personally attest to the changes. Store fronts are empty, and homeless are organized panhandlers. That being said, there is a flavor here that one must experience to appreciate. UC students, street vendors (not so many unless it's Christmas or a street fair), funky coffee shops and the UC... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Fun drive, very scenic, hills and green trees!!. plan on 25 mph as you go through. Fairly busy but worth a few minutes of your time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Yes this is a typical street in Berkeley but wider. There are so many homeless people around even though they don't bother you they are everywhere. I could smell urine in a lot of the shop entrances and there was piles of trash everywhere. There are lots of tourists and students walking around and fun little shops as well as... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Berzerkley! Such a fascinating history and still a few wonderful characters around town. Yet now Telegraph is full of corporate shops that seem so out of place.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Every street corner is a reminder of my childhood and teen years, then little more altered 20's experiences. After I relocated to FL I couldn't quite figure out how to show my step daughter why I am the way I am, how I got to be the person I became, and when we came to visit Berkeley, she stopped mid... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Be ready for a flashback to the 60's. Not for everybody but I love it. the restaurants, shops and buzz of people from Cal students to hippies to transients. It's all good.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I read some reviews on here and almost skipped Telegraph because f the negative comments. I loved the diversity and freedom of the place. Yea there were some homeless but not really a big deal. This seemed like any downtown area but with a vastly more interesting vibe. You can be anything here...no one will care. No it wasn't perfectly... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Telegraph Ave, just south of campus, has been changing for 20 years, but still maintains its history and some element of Berkeley hippie days. Highlights: the clothing shop on the corner of Telegraph/Durant has the best prices for UC Berkeley logo products. Proceed up Durant to Gypsies for good but inexpensive Italian food. Moe's Books is the best bookstore, across... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Telegraph Avenue has changed during the years. It used to have more street vendors than it does today. The cafes have changed over the years. The thing that has not changed is that it is a street that many students will visit during the time one is going to UC Berkeley. The reason is is that Telegraph avenue ends at... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Off-the-wall and eclectic line the street and sometimes it's the shops. I love the used bookstores, although, not as many as in days gone by, treasures are still hidden in back corners and behind the unusual stuff.

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