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Caffe Strada

2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1723
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Ranked #50 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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73% Recommend
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English first
Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you only have 10 minutes to grab a coffee for class/work, this is the place. They make each one in about 30 seconds so you can grab and go. Their coffee is delicious and reasonably priced, I recommend the mocha! They have a lot of outdoor seating, and the bathrooms are sot of hidden around back outside. Also, its... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is the best coffee shop on planet earth ! I studied here for 6 months while cramming for my California DRE real estate exam. I miss this place very much as I now live in San Diego.

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Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

good coffee, average croissant, outstanding apple pie (no ice cream) on the terrace in the heart of darkest UC Berkely. Stare at the students while using the free wifi and charging.

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San Antonio, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

In used to frequent this place back in 1994 when I was a student at uc Berkeley... Recently visited with the family and my 10 year old enjoyed the atmosphere an pastries. The place is full of students and they all seem heads down working on their studies - we loved the relaxed and quiet atmosphere and the fact that... More

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Boston, MA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It's 2014 people. Any vendor should accept cash at this point, I almost never carry cash because it is so much easier to use my card or my phone. Hop on board. Their coffee is great, but their service not so much. Remember the Soup Nazi episode from Seinfeld, it was kind of like that. Nice outdoor seating and super... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I like Strada a lot. Not because of it's food or drinks, which are nothing to write home about, but mainly due to location of the cafe next to UC Berkeley university campus and student atmosphere that fills in this place at every chair occupied. The funny thing about Strada is, that even though the place is full, most of... More

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

it's located along Bancroft. location is a plus because it's a 2-minute walk away from my lab in UC Berkeley. my favorite place to get caffeine everyday. friendly staff, free wifi and a beautiful outdoor seating. caveat: cash only!

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

What Caffe Strada lacks in terms of indoor seating it makes up with the outdoor patio. There are heat lamps overhead, but if it is breezy, that doesn't help you much. Located towards the top of Bancroft, you get a nice little walk uphill if you're coming from Telegraph. One of my professors always set up her office hours here... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

If you want a good, inexpensive cup of coffee close to UC Berkeley, this is the place to go. Location, location, location...close to class, parking, restaurants...a great place to meet near campus

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Lincoln, Nebraska
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great place near the southeast corner of campus, but be sure you have cash. They have an ATM on site, but you might get hit with two fees when using it depending on your own bank's policy. (There is a bank of Wells Fargo ATMS down Bancroft near Telegraph Ave)

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