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“Wow, what a change since my last visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fourth Street

Fourth Street
Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
415 869 8661
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Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Berkeley
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Owner description: GAP free shopping street, with plenty of unique shops and artists studios selling their wares.
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wow, what a change since my last visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Well, I never thought I would return to my old stomping grounds, Berkeley. Here I am after 38 years (when I worked for the Oakland Tribune) wandering up and down 4th street. Delighted to find it has been completely renovated into an upscale shopping neighborhood.
We started with lunch at “Zut” where you can have Mediterranean food, fun food and salads or, like Cliff had, a hamburger with the best fries ever.
Stopped at Peet’s, at the hub of the neighborhood. People watched. Went to browse book stores. Wanted too many books, bought none.
May go back for the book about “Berkeley at the turn of the century.”

Visited March 2013
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Oakland, California
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“Top quality small shops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I love Bryn Walker's avant guard clothes, her architectural shapes. There are top quality garden shops, paper, cards, Betty's Pie Shop and other restaurants, Rabbat shoes-yummy and expensive--very Berkeley shoes (combination combat boot and hi style).

Visited February 2013
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San Francisco
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“The Golden Ghetto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Fourth Street is a very fun place to visit. Berkeley's best breakfast diner just might be Bette's Ocean View Diner; the Crate and Barrel outlet is great; Sur la tab is there, Cafe Rouge is terrific. The street is polka-dotted with very expensive stores (Whoa! See The Garden!) and other unusual stores. It is diverse and colorful. Lovely at Christmas.

Visited January 2013
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Fremont, CA
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312 reviews 312 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Fun shopping area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Fourth street has it all - restaurants, cute unique shops, coffee, cafes, home wares, a book store. Great area of Berkeley to linger. Look behind the shops for parking.

Visited January 2013
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Seattle
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great shopping and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I am not usually a shopper, but this street is really charming and has great stores and restaurants-perfect for an afternoon stroll!

Visited January 2013
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