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La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 843 1535
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Ranked #14 of 601 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $30
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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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boston
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
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
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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
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Berkeley, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

La Note has enjoyed great success since it opened many years ago. This Berkeley French-style bistro is just that, French-style -- NOT authentically French and not that good. While the menu includes a number of French food standards, their ingredients are neither particularly fresh nor are the dishes well executed. For example, beginning with the bread and butter: The bread... More

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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

La Note was my go to brunch spot for my four years at Cal. A popular spot for both residents students and professors.

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We (my wife and a good friend of ours) had the good fortune to go to La Note on a beautiful Easter Sunday. The line was quite long so we had a 30 minute wait but fortunately there is a very nice book store (Pegasus) next store so the delaye was a pleasant one. We had the added good fortune... More

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Lyon, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had brunch today at La Note. There is indoor and outdoor seating and we had no wait for a table. I had the cinnamon brioche french toast with a side of bacon. The orange juice is fresh squeezed but my one complaint is that the french toast is not served with real maple syrup! I asked the waitress who... More

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