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Elmwood Cafe - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


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Reviewed April 22, 2018

After a day or two back in the news following the Philly Starbucks' incident of racisim, this business has closed. There were two opportunities for a non-chain to embrace inclusion and change...

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank travelerG379QA
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The Elmwood Cafe, situation on College Avenue in the cute Elmwood district, is one of those places that you return to again and again. The restaurant is immaculate but with a historic patina, the service is friendly and helpful, and the food is consistently simple...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Was in for a quick lunch. Was a lineup to order but went quickly. I had the grilled cheese with avocado and coffee. It did not take long for food to arrive. The sandwich was tasty and coffee good. It was very noisy inside and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Darlene M
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

This is not just a café (place to drink), their sandwiches are SO GOOD, I prefer to eat there than at a restaurant. Their butter/cheese on sandwiches reminds me of Indian ghee, super tasty and unique. Their almond financier is a killer (better than many...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Krishna K
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

On a cool evening in Berkeley my friend and I were in the mood for hot chocolate. A quick search reviled that this is the cafe in Berkeley for European style hot chocolate. The staff was warm and friendly. The cafe is a charming place...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank 504erinj
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a super local cafe. Great outside seating, locals shooting the breeze, very good coffee, connecting to bookshop next door. Recommended.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank privaaaaate
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Delicious quiche with asparagus and excellent crust. Carrot ginger soup thick with carrots and strong on ginger. Salad with shaved asparagus, hard boiled egg and sliced radish had a light lemony dressing. Tasty! Outstanding superchocolate brownie. Ho-hum service attitude with table in need of cleaning.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Yes, there IS going to be a line out front, and yes, the restaurant IS worth the wait ... which isn't actually as bad as it looks because the counter where one orders is near the front door, so the line has to extend outside....More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank SacAnnie
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Love this café, it is beautiful and cozy and very good for breakfast. The coffee is good and the bakery too. Not cheap, but nothing is in the area...

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank RoMaurino
Reviewed December 20, 2016

My family and I ate here a few times and the food was very good, including the quiche of the day with side salad and the open-faced smoked salmon sandwich. But I have to say the hot chocolate is some of the best in the...More

Date of visit: December 2016
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