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Peet's Coffee & Tea

2124 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709-1524
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Ranked #15 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Tea Room
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90% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I first heard of Peet's in the early 1980s when there were just a handful of stores, all in the Bay Area. I lived near Los Angeles, so I had to have beans shipped to me from their Emoryville roasting plant. Eventually, Peet's stores spread and I've visited many, but this was my first visit to the original Peet's. Of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Peets coffee & tea does sell some good quality coffee and a range of little treats to go with it. Certainly better coffee than Starbucks so do try it.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

When I walk in and see the tapestries on the wall; when I see the tables filled w/ people talking or just working on their laptop; when I order my Chai or other of their wonderful teas; when I talk w/ long-time Peetniks -- the experience is so fine. Peets has a policy of investing in an area and almost... More

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Berkeley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Mr. Peet was the original coffee roaster and Peet's coffee is still the best! You can buy many varieties brewed or bagged in multiple Berkeley Peet's or the grocery store.

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Orinda, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The coffee at Peet's is the real thing--not like the watered down dish water that is sold at Starbucks. Peet's also has very good tea (in a pot with a real cup). Peet's will sell you great coffee and tea for you to take home and enjoy the Peet's experience again and again. There should be a Peet's store next... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I hate franchise coffee. But this one still pretty good. They truly deliver. Much better than the mermaid one. Also I like the little coffee and tea gadgets arround.

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Berkeley, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Peet's is now a chain but this is the location where Mr. Peet started it all. For some reason, the coffee just tastes better here. Also a fine selection of teas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've been hooked on Pete's for 30 years and go everytime I am back in Berkeley. The aroma and quality of the coffee has always set the benchmark in my mind. I don't think I've ever had better coffee..anywhere. Thanks Mr Pete!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is where it all started. Peets was one of the first coffee stores and went on to inspire others to get into the mass market coffee business. The coffee is dark and strong, so if you're from NY you might ask to have a little hot water added.

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Berkeley, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

...the best coffee in the Bay Area! Quality of Peet's coffee has remained consistent, in spite of the ownership being taken over by Starbuck's (yes, horror of horrors!). A pound of beans, and they will give you a cup of coffee as well. Baked goods are also on offer.

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