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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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best and the first

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

what an amazing cafe. Peet's has the best coffee in town. Great cafe in a great neighborhood. Nice staff. Major Dickason beans are to die for.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Peet's Coffee in Walnut Square in Berkeley, California is the first of many locations of Peet's Coffee. During the late 1970s, I was a graduate student at University of California, majoring in biochemistry, and my apartment was on Walnut Street, almost directly across from Peet's. The last time I was at Peet's was a month ago (Sept. 2014). Peet's is... More 

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Additional Information about Peet's Coffee & Tea

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

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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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