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Address: Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: 415 869 8661
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Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in...

Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.

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Think The Haight - almost as seedy - in places

The many faces of Telegraph - some great little stores - and a passel of people who wish it was the 60's -look and act like it. Drive down the street - see if you want to stay...

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The many faces of Telegraph - some great little stores - and a passel of people who wish it was the 60's -look and act like it. Drive down the street - see if you want to stay...

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Hlucin, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Just next to the Campus, Telegraph ave. is the place where UCB meets the city. An amalgamation of student and Uni life (book and record stores, UCB branded goods, eateries) and hippyish street stalls (dyed T-Shirts, tarot readers, weed stuff). Clearly very commercial, undoubtedly very stylish and with an interesting wibe. Worth the short walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

No visit to Berkeley is complete without a walk up Telegraph Avenue. You have the excitement of student life and Berkeley history mingled with a mix of reasonably priced restaurants and shops. Look for the legendary Rasputin's records (now selling ice cream?????), Cody's Books, etc.

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San Francisco,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Happened to stroll up Telegraph the other day. Man has this area of town seen better days. A lot of boarded up store fronts, and ever since the demise of Cody's Books the vibe of the area seems to have taken a negative turn. University Ave is probably better suited for food and unique shops.

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We strolled along a few blocks of Telegraph on a Saturday afternoon. It used to be really interesting with street vendors and book stores. The book stores are gone. There are only a few tie dyed shirts and some jewelry now.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Take a walk around Telegraph Avenue. Great stroll, great experience, plenty of different and interesting people

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stop at Marc 49 outside patio for wine. Browse the small shops. Check out a bakery of one of the many restaurants. Or, each June (second Sunday) attend the street festival for vendors, music, food, drink and great people and people watching.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Time Travelers will enjoy going back in time to experience the love generation's Berkeley vibe. Tie-dyed clothing, interesting smoke in the air, and handmade jewelry are just a small part of this must-see East Bay attraction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Good for a stroll. Crowded, cheap, trite merchandise. Interesting as a living museum...kinda. Street are interesting. Colorful.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The Telegraph Ave / College Ave area is densely crowded with locals, vehicles, tourists, and shops and cafes. What I must noticed us the abundance of fragrances and aromas from restaurants, food stalls and flower stalls. Unpretentious and accessible. Don't go if you are bothered by crowds. Do go if you want a sense of Berkley.

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