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Peet's Coffee

4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
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Ranked #8 of 592 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Oakland CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I knew Alfred Peet in passing because I knew one of his good Belgian buddies. I liked him personally in spite of his delightful humanity. His shop and coffee chain ois a different matter: I Love Peet's Coffee wherever I find it: Portand, Seattle, San Jose, Chicago, and so many other places. It is the continuing equivalent of Seattle's old... More

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Honolulu
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Peet's coffee is hot, rich, and caffeine-filled. One cup of Major Dickerson's Blend or Sumatran and a piece of pumpkin bread for breakfast and you are good to go for the rest of the morning.

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Berkeley, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you like peets coffee then you have to check this place out. It is the original peets that started it all out. It has a seperate room detailing all the history of peets.

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Spokane,WA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This coffee experience is what others strive to achieve. I think Starbucks owns them now. Original to Berkeley, CA. Do you like your coffee full-bodied?

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Huntsville, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Had lunch at Peet's while attending a conference at the Claremont hotel. The staff were friendly and the food was great. I order a salad and my companions order sandwiches. The salad was good but next time, I will order a sandwich, because it comes with a sizeable salad for about the same price as the salad only. The cafe... More

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california
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

my beef with peets is that their brewed coffee is much too strong and their lattes can be bitter. peets has almost as many locations as starbucks. peets has a wide selection and, wherever you are, the staff is unfailingly polite. i do buy peets beans, which i prefer lots more than starbucks,' which has better pastries.

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bay Area folks swear by Peet's and can hardly drink anything else. Brace yourself, if you are used to the pale, weak version of java. If you get hooked, then everything else will taste like airplane coffee.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Peet's is a coffee shop. I'm not sure why it's listed here under restaurants, but since it is, I'll add my opinion. I have been drinking stovetop espresso from Peet's beans bought at Safeway for years. I bought a pound of Espresso Forte at the original Peet's on Vine St. These beans have consistently given the best cups that I've... More

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Kensington, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

When I moved to Berkeley, I quickly learned about the local preference for Peets. Now it is owned by another corporation, but it is still a great place to have a cup of good coffee. Many stores throughout the Bay Area.

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Chico
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66 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hey, the name says it all! It's Peets! I love the rich coffee, the quick and friendly service, the ample space to sit and chat or work on my lap top using free wifi, and of course to partake in their pastries. Only downfall... Parking is difficult!

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