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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The mother ship

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Berkeley, California, United States
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Berkeley, California, United States
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28 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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Davis, California
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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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Berkeley, California
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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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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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Cary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Berkeley, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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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san francisco
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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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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had the WORST cup of coffee at the Peet's on Solano, last week. It was at the Solano Ave location. Burnt beans, not hot--and that was an Americano! Gone the way of corporate chains. Too bad. That must have the original Peet rolling over in his grave.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the best coffee ever. The shop us very busy all the time. The pastries are OK, but I come for the coffee. I've moved to the East Coast & now have Peet's shipped to me. Major Dickinson is full bodied, dark grind.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?