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La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 843 1535
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Ranked #12 of 601 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Durant Ave
Transit: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was one of my best experiences with breakfast/brunch lately. The place is charming and offers a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. You should try their coffee and croissants with raspberry jam. I had their Cote Nord. One word: amazing! Very creamy, comforting and delicious. Those tomatoes were a delightful surprise. Tip: there might be a wait time but it's... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is delicious, classic choices well prepared and tuned to the Provencal flavors. Short one star because service is sometimes on the slow side. The backyard garden is delightful on a sunny day.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The service was great. And the servers were rushed off their feet. Coffee great, cappuccino great. We had the savory breakfasts, well prepared. An omelets with ratatouille and roasted potatoes with roasted garlic was perfectly cooked soft and warm. Scrambled eggs with goat cheese and provencal tomatoes were a dream. And a truly tradition french omelet with orange marmalade and... More

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Great White North
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was visiting with a friend who lived in Emeryville who suggested breakfast in Berkeley and she wanted me to try La Note. Excellent choice. We arrived in Berkeley a little after 9am on Friday 8/29 and lucked out with parking a few doors from La Note. I was told it can get busy in there so I went to get... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our family of four was in California for summer vacation/college visits. We traveled from San Francisco to LA and back to the Bay Area. We went to La Note for brunch - it was one of the finest meals we enjoyed across 1,200 miles. La Note is decorated in shades of olive green, lemon yellow, Provence blue and lavender. French... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like traditional French bread, butter and jam along with good dark roast coffee for breakfast this is the place for you. It is about as good as you will find in the USA. We also tried the ginger pancakes and they were also very good. Go early or be prepared to wait in line.

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A sunny Saturday brunch in friendly Berkeley and we happened upon La Note. Well worth the 25 min wait, we strolled to grab a coffee in beautiful downtown Berkeley. I saw amazing French pancakes, egg dishes with lamb sausages and wonderful lattes in big bowls French style. The interior is painted and decorated like an old French country home, down... More

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a fun place to meet friends for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. I enjoy the fresh green/Chevre salads. The bread here is fabulous! The brie, bagette sandwiches with a little heated tomatoe are yummy. Pancakes with Creme Fraise are great! Enjoy...busy. No reservations on weekends so be prepared for a wait or sign in and do something else like... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

La Note - a little quaint french inspired restaurant sits on busy shattuck avenue. Upon entering, you walk into a main dining hall but on a nice summer day ask to be seated in the back. That was the best- we felt like we were in a little French secret garden with umbrellas and little glasses of water and a... More

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Bay Point, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Here's the good and the bad. OMG how do they make the ham, cheese and eggs so tasty. We ask that the omelette be turned into a scramble and paid for the updrade of a toasted baguette instead of whatever typically comes with the meal. My daughter and I splt this meal which is more than enough for the 2... More

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