We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Note

Reserve a Table
Sat, 2/16
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact


Corbeille De Pain
Basket of assorted breads (brioche, croissant and baguette, with butter and jam)
Le Panier Du Boulanger
Assorted pastry basket; plain croissant, almond croissant, pain au chocolat, morning bun
Croissant Aux Amandes
Almond croissant
Pain Au Chocolat
Chocolate croissant
Boule Sucree
Morning bun
One half french baguette with butter and jam
Tartine Mistral
One half toasted baguette, with goat cheese, basil, and roasted peppers
Toasted Cinnamon Brioche
With lavender honey
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Maison
Made with walnuts, brown sugar and cocoa swirls
With Beaten Egg $6.5
Bowl of Semolina
Finely ground durham wheat hot cereal, sprinkled with brown sugar
Bowl of Blueberry or Raspberry Creamy Oatmeal
Served with sprinkled brown sugar
Cereales Du Matin
Whole grain cereal, oats, dried cranberries and walnuts, served cold with low fat milk
Salade De Fruit
A bowl of fresh seasonal fruit (available until 11 am only-fruit changes seasonally)
Two halves of grapefruit, sprinkled with powdered sugar
French toast named "pain perdu" (meaning "lost bread") was traditionally prepared in the south of france on easter feast days
Un/Single (1) $4.95
Deux/Short Stack (2) $9.95
Trois/Full Stack (3) $12.5
Creme Fraiche Pancakes
Un/Single (1) $4.95
Deux/Short Stack (2) $9.95
Trois/Full Stack (3) $12.5
Lemon Gingerbread Pancakes and Poached Pears
Un/Single (1) $4.95
Deux/Short Stack (2) $9.95
Trois/Full Stack (3) $12.5
Oatmeal Raspberry Pancakes
La Note Pain Perdu
Three generous slices of semolina french bread or cinnamon brioche soaked in orange-water batter, sprinkled with lavender honey
Brioche Pain Perdu
Three generous slices of semolina french bread or cinnamon brioche soaked in orange-water batter, sprinkled with lavender honey
Pain Perdu Au Chocolat
Pressed pain de mie french toast filled with chocolate hazelnut spread, sprinkled with powdered sugar
Coulis De Framboises Et Myrtilles Maison
Homemade pureed raspberry and blueberry compote to add to pancakes and pain perdu
We serve 100% free range, no antibiotic, no hormone eggs from glaum farms. Served with choice of whole wheat or sourdough. Add ementhal cheese $2.50. Add goat cheese $3. Substitute baguette or levain toast, add $1.50. Substitute gluten free toast add $2.50
With Bacon $13.5
With Chicken Apple Sausage $13.95
With Grilled Ham $13.95
With Spicy Merguez Sausage $14.95
Les Oeufs Maison
Two eggs any style (except soft boiled), served with homefries
Les Oeufs Lucas
Two eggs lightly scrambled with goat cheese, chives, served with roasted tomatoes
Oeuf a La Coque
Two -three minutes- boiled eggs served in their shell, with thinly sliced toast (for dipping), served with homefries
All omelets are prepared with three eggs cooked soft style (homefries may be substituted for provencales tomatoes)
Omelette Au Fromage
Emmenthal cheese omelette, served with homefries and choice of toast
Omelette Fromage Et Jambon
Emmenthal cheese and ham omelette, served with homefries and choice of toast
Omelette De Pommes De Terre
Potato and carmelized onion omelette, served open face, with provencales tomatoes
Omelette a La Confiture
Orange marmalade omelette served with one half grapefruit and croissant
Cote Est
Two scrambled eggs, one pancake of your choice and a choice of bacon or homefries
Cote Sud
Two eggs sunny side up, spicy merguez sausage, homefries and choice of toast
Cote Ouest
Three egg omelette with ratatouille, served with homefries and choice of toast
With Homefries and Tomatoes $13.5
With Goat Cheese $14.5
Cote Nord
Two eggs lightly scrambled with cream cheese, over toasted levain bread
No substitutions please as each dish has been carefully crafted to insure quality and consistency
One Egg
Side of Whole Wheat or Sourdough Toast
Gluten Free Toast
Pure Maple Syrup
Lavender Honey
Chicken Apple Sausage
Three Strips of Bacon
Two Spicy Merguez Sausages
Three Slices of Ham
Cup of Yogurt
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Reviews (345)
Filter reviews
334 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch french toast gingerbread pancakes ratatouille pain perdu merguez lavender honey lamb sausage poached pear baguette home fries salad mussels french cafe puff pastry weekday morning worth the wait
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 334 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting the San Francisco area and we found ourselves in the east bay town of Berkeley. We looked for somewhere to have lunch, and we came across La Note. We had the most wonder meal, an Tunafish sandwich, which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kristopher S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omelettes are delicious, always tempting to have anything with their raspberry jam or coulis, but many other better breakfast places. I think for breakfast at lunchtime especially if with person/people who dont want breakfast it is a good choice (salad nicoise is excellent). Crowded, average...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avidforafrica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La note is a great place to spend some hours alone or with family and friends. The brunch menu is larger than the lunch one, but both have good options. The desserts and teas are also good. The staff is very attentive and the place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 469vivianet
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Every time I have tried to come here for breakfast/brunch, there is always a wait. I finally got to try it this week, and I must say I was pretty underwhelmed. The place is very busy during brunch hours. Luckily, we only waited about 20...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DianahR_12
Reviewed December 11, 2018

such a colorful, convivial delicious experience! great food, authentic decor and very friendly staff!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Provenceinberkeley
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Oozing a sensuous Provençal vibe, the food here is sublime. On a warm day, sit out on the back deck and drink rose while enjoying a potato omelette. O, so south of France.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MzSandy
Reviewed December 9, 2018

You cannot go wrong with this place. Great service and atmosphere. If I had "cafe-style" options for my omelette, it would be even better.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George S
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening in this quaint French restaurant. There is often live music in the evenings which might not be to everyone’s liking. The food was good and the waiters were very attentive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CeciT_13
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This spot on Shattuck Avenue is a lovely place to catch up with friends. The seating is divided into smaller areas which gives it a cozy feeling. Breakfast is served all day. We chose to have brunch which allowed a mix of pastries, eggs, grilled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 441peggyw
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Very nice. Spot for a brunch during the week with coffee and a baked sweet treat. Located on a busy street it offers a survival spot to make believe you are in France near the wAter. I have only been during the week but suspect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Allansha
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
1,565 reviews
.17 miles away
Downtown Berkeley Inn
130 reviews
.18 miles away
Berkeley City Club
305 reviews
.27 miles away
Nash Hotel
85 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 800 nearby restaurants
Venus Restaurant
177 reviews
.06 miles away
Great China Restaurant
123 reviews
.13 miles away
Toss Noodle Bar
42 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 152 nearby attractions
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
122 reviews
.36 miles away
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
48 reviews
.32 miles away
Berkeley Visitor Information Center
25 reviews
.33 miles away
Zellerbach Hall
8 reviews
.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
David M
June 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from gdr23 | Reviewed this property |
Available on line. See their website.
March 13, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dwisland | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there for brunch, but I would expect long lines. I don't know if you can phone for reservations. In my opinion, nearly any wait is worth it.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing