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Peet's

Coffeehouse, Nightlife
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Address: 2124 Vine St., Berkeley, CA

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The Pioneer of Good Coffee

Would there be Starbucks without Peet's? We can thank Alfred Peet for establishing the shrine of coffee bars at Walnut & Vine in Berkeley back in 1966. The concept of coffee bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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Petaluma, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Would there be Starbucks without Peet's? We can thank Alfred Peet for establishing the shrine of coffee bars at Walnut & Vine in Berkeley back in 1966. The concept of coffee bar did not exists before Alfred Peet set his foot in this country because prior to that American Coffee had the reputation of being swill and undrinkable. The founders... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Place for children and adults to watch and eat freshly baked items With Freshly brewed coffee and Masala Chai Baked animal shaped breads and other items for tourists to see

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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you aren't familiar with Peet's, start now. this is where Starbucks learned to do it. It was once just the store at Walnut Square, but now it's all over the country. I buy the Italian roast and use a French press.

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Berkeley, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I have been a Peetnik for almost 40 years. The best roasted , best tasting coffee in Northern California. Mr.Peet got Starbucks started but I still revere him! Don't settle for corporate coffee, drink Peet's.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Peet's is a Berkeley, CA institution. The coffee is freshly brewed, freshly roasted and ground, and it is strong compared to Starbucks or your usual coffee place. The baristas are usually very receptive to making the drink as you want it; they can water down the coffee if it's too strong for you, they can make you a half caff,... More 

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