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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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