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La Note

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2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Durant Ave)
Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
510 843 1535
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oh la la, breakfast a must stop

Breakfast at this restaurant is not to be missed. The lavender french toast is something very special. The wait staff are very obliging and my coffee cup was never empty. Everything has a lovely french flair.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
TheIndulgentTraveler
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Battle Creek, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Breakfast at this restaurant is not to be missed. The lavender french toast is something very special. The wait staff are very obliging and my coffee cup was never empty. Everything has a lovely french flair.

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fresno,ca
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Came here after reading the good reviews on Yelp. Waited 45 minutes to be seated, so we figured it had to be good. Got inside. Waited 15 minutes for waitress to take our order. Waited 45 minutes for our order to come, even after we asked when the food would be there. Our omelette was undercooked with runny cheese and... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

La Note has been around for a few decades and there always seems to be a line of people trying to get in. If one craves Southern French food, La Note satisfies. We were there for lunch and shared the Assiette de Charcuterie, a wonderful array of pate, French salami, ham and cornichons, Salade Nicoise, and Merguez (sausage) sandwich. It... More 

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California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This review is for lunch out on the back patio. The setting is really lovely and the service is very nice. The food reminds me of being in France. In fact the whole experience is like a little french getaway on your lunch hour. I have also gone for breakfast, which is pretty darn good, but what really makes this... More 

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Redlands, Ca
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a decent brunch served out on a beautiful patio. The Brioche Pain Perdu (French toast) was a bit lacking in flavor, but a good dose of maple syrup fixed that. My wife had the ham and cheese omelet, which was excellent, as was a crisp side order of bacon.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We (two of us) ate here for breakfast based on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Berkeley. We did get seated right away, and the menu looked very yummy and very French. Our cafe au laits were excellent, and the gingerbread pancakes were good, as were the eggs with sausage and homefries. Our breakfast was made less than... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very good breakfast. Coffee is strong. Sometimes hard to find parking. Get there early otherwise there's a line to get a table.

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San Francisco, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I went here for breakfast the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend at the recommendation of fellow Trip Advisor members. We were a party of 5 and waited about an hour for a table. If the weather is nice, it is worth the effort to ask for outside seating. The flowers are beautiful back there! Based on the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My only complaint with La Note's breakfast is the expectation of a wait. It's worth it to have the best omelette so, great coffee, pastries, cereals and ambience. I am also a big fan of their lunches and dinners. It's nothing extraordinary but if you have been to Paris and want a boeuf bourgignon or to Nice and you want... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Brunch is one of my favorite meals and La Note delivers. I always get the same curated combo: side of ratatouille, side of merguez (all time fav), and side of eggs. To add to thee frenchie meal is an adorable patio which is delightful when the weather is right. The service is also in point and consistent. Last month after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (Durant Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510 843 1535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?