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Peet's Coffee & Tea

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2124 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709-1524
510-841-0564
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Original Petes.

I am a die hard Pete's fan. This location is the original Pete's. Once you've had a Pete's coffee you wont go back to Starbucks. I find their brewed coffee too strong, but their Lattes are the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Jane19652014
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am a die hard Pete's fan. This location is the original Pete's. Once you've had a Pete's coffee you wont go back to Starbucks. I find their brewed coffee too strong, but their Lattes are the best!

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Thank Jane19652014
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The first Peet’s store located on the corner of Walnut and Vine in the so called “Gourmet Ghetto” of North Berkeley. (Note that Peet's predates the now omnipresent Starbucks, and actually served as a model for that enterprise. The original Starbucks, so to speak.) Inside the store one can find some items about the history of Peet’s on display. Very... More 

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Thank Deutschlandreform
Berkeley, California, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the original Peet's Coffee store. It has seating indoors and outside as well as the usual coffee and tea paraphernalia. It is located in Berkeley's gourmet ghetto and a great place for people watching.

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Thank MsSoxtoyou
Davis, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The usual Peets fare, coffee, excellent teas and pastries. Now even have some savory salad and sandwiches. Great for people watching.

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Thank Tyagi13
Berkeley, California
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The original specialty cafe, where Starbucks founder got his training. Peets isn't as great as it was in the 70's, but is a million times better than Starbucks. And has an interesting little "museum" to Alfred Peet.

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Thank davidspin
San Francisco, California
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mr Alfred Peet started the first Peet's Coffee & Tea in the early 1950s, modeled after historic Manhattan coffee houses... From early days to the present, he roasted premium beans, for longer than most others, which gave his coffee a strong, unique, nutty flavor. Another signature was light jazz background music... It took a very short time for the place... More 

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Thank JayinSF415
Cary
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Peet's Coffed is a national treasure! Yes, Starbucks may be better known. So much for that! Peet's has ambience, character and fantastic coffee. This particular location, what is the first in the Bay Area, I believe, is so much fun. But beware . . . it's not for everyone, like my mum who doesn't much care for the long hair... More 

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Thank David S
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850 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Peet's Coffee in Oakland California an excellent option but a little unkempt! The coffee and sweets were excellent but there was a LOT of trash they had not cleaned up on the floor, which was a bit of a turn off.

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Thank METRUN360
Berkeley, Ca
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Coffee lovers, this is the place. It was the first Peet's, and makes wonderful different coffees. It's a nice neighborhood, around the corner from the main part of "Gourmet Ghetto." There are also lots of regulars who come by and hang out.

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Thank sueBerkeley_CA
san francisco
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I buy my beans somewhere else, but when I want a well-made capuccino or coffee con panna, this is the place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2124 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709-1524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-841-0564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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