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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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Today
8:00 am - 2:30 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, Reservations
Good for:
Home Style
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast

Hadn't been to la note for breakfast in a few years, so decided to go again. It was as good as I remembered. Had the basket of pastries that were very fresh and yummy! Raspberry jam is awesome. Ordered pommes de terres, French toast, and Rosemary garlic home fries. We split it between three of us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kay j
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Provo, Utah
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Provo, Utah
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been to la note for breakfast in a few years, so decided to go again. It was as good as I remembered. Had the basket of pastries that were very fresh and yummy! Raspberry jam is awesome. Ordered pommes de terres, French toast, and Rosemary garlic home fries. We split it between three of us and it was sooo... More 

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The Bay Area
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is my favorite brunch place in Berkeley and I used to go there all the time. Given the excellent food and nice ambiance many people typically had the same idea. The prospective guests would huddle on the street or return after 30-45' to claim their spot. If they were lucky, they would get to sit in the garden. Once... More 

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Berkeley, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

La Note has a lovely rustic decor. The food is French and certainly good enough. However the place is too popular for its size. So the result is long lines and waits for average food, in a very noisy and too tightly packed space.

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Moraga, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went there with a friend for lunch knowing very little about the restaurant. Wow, were we impressed. We knew, when at 11:45 there was a waiting line, that something was different. After a shorter wait than expected we sat down to a very nice lunch. Actually, we had "breakfast for lunch". My egg dish, including goat cheese and garlic potatoes... More 

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Berkeley, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been to La Note on multiple occasions, always for lunch, and always with friends, colleagues or family. It is useful to have a reservation, even at lunch. Let me note that breakfast is also served until 2:30, and so you can have an omelet or other breakfast items in addition to the lunch options. The restaurant tends to... More 

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Bay Area, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Visiting our son in Berkeley and he recommended La Note for brunch. Oh My Gosh! The bread basket is soooo good :) warm bread, soft whipped butter, raspberry jam = HEAVEN. I should have just ordered the bread basket for brunch. Now I know. We all had ham and cheese omelets with fried potatoes (with little cloves of garlic) and... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nice French food and atmosphere. Interesting decorations. A pleasant little bistro right in downtown Berkeley. Reasonably priced and enjoyable meal.

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Folsom, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ate breakfast here today as we do every time we visit the bay. Breakfast is always fabulous. My family particularly likes to get a breadbasket to share. The egg dishes are always delicious and well seasoned. The pastries and the sweeter breakfast entrées are also always very good. And you can't beat the atmosphere. The tables are tiny though so... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to go for a well-prepared meal--spiffy comfort food! Their fish and chips are hearty and the best around, and they have some lovely braised dishes and stews.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped here one morning and enjoyed a FABULOUS breakfast! The best item on the menu was an oatmeal pancake with raspberry topping - tres bien!!!

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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