La Note

La Note

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mon
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$20.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

Les Viennoiseries / Pastries
Corbeille De Pain
Basket of assorted breads (brioche, croissant and baguette, with butter and jam)
$8.50
Le Panier Du Boulanger
Assorted pastry basket; plain croissant, almond croissant, pain au chocolat, morning bun
$9.50
Croissant
$2.50
Croissant Aux Amandes
Almond croissant
$2.50
Pain Au Chocolat
Chocolate croissant
$2.50
Boule Sucree
Morning bun
$2.50
Tartine
One half french baguette with butter and jam
$4.50
Tartine Mistral
One half toasted baguette, with goat cheese, basil, and roasted peppers
$8.95
Toasted Cinnamon Brioche
With lavender honey
$4.95
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Maison
Made with walnuts, brown sugar and cocoa swirls
$4.50
Les Grains Et Les Fruits / Cold/Hot Cereal and Fruit
Bowl of Semolina
Finely ground durham wheat hot cereal, sprinkled with brown sugar
$5.50
With Beaten Egg
$6.50
Bowl of Blueberry or Raspberry Creamy Oatmeal
Served with sprinkled brown sugar
$6.50
Cereales Du Matin
Whole grain cereal, oats, dried cranberries and walnuts, served cold with low fat milk
$4.95
Salade De Fruit
A bowl of fresh seasonal fruit (available until 11 am only-fruit changes seasonally)
$6.50
Pamplemousse
Two halves of grapefruit, sprinkled with powdered sugar
$2.50

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PRICE RANGE
$20.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles390 reviews
Excellent
202
Very good
134
Average
35
Poor
10
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

GrandmaBonnie
Oakland196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We had a reservation for 6 pm, so imagine our surprise when we opened the door at 6:02 pm and one of the waitresses informed us that they were not quite ready. What? Why take reservations at 6 if you're not open then? Were we really supposed to go back outside in the freezing cold? I simply informed her that we had a reservation, and in we went, leading the charge of others also waiting outside. But despite that inauspicious beginning, we had a nice meal. I had the Feuillete St. Jacques, which is a mixture of seafood in a bechamel sauce under puff pastry, with ratatouille on the side. The Feuillete was excellent; the ratatouille a disappointment. My husband had a mussels dish that he thought was just okay, but the frites were very good. However, he was told that the mussels were not in a lot of liquid, which in fact they were. Had he been informed of that, he wouldn't have ordered the side of frites, since the liquid deserved to be mopped up with the complimentary bread and butter, which was delicious. The house white was very enjoyable. My husband enjoyed the accordion player; I could have done without it. It's hard enough to hear one's dinner companions these days without live music to boot. But I'd go back. It's a pleasant place when they're not being rude to customers who come when they open.
Written January 17, 2020
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sundogg99
San Francisco270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
There's often a line of breakfast customers waiting in front of La Note, and there's a good reason for that. This buzzy spot has a sort of bistro-meets-Berkeley vibe that works well with its eclectic crowd. Servers are fast and efficient, seating is uh, cozy, and the menu choices are appealing. Portion sizes are appropriate, dishes are well prepared and wholesome, prices are fair. Save yourself some queue time by reserving online.
Written February 11, 2020
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394enrique885
Mexico City30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
The restaurant is a nice place, there was a guitarist playing, no loud, not too great player, but the music in the background was nice to have. Food was good, and the price was not too expensive, but no cheap. Main dish cost around 22 dollars. But the plate was well served and dessert was very nice, I have the special, cranberry pear with oat mel crumble. Very nice. I recommend this place. I rate 4 starts since the sit was not very comfortable, and the physical place was not great. But food it's worth for the price. You should go a try.
Written March 5, 2020
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4NDude
California59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
Went there for Friday brunch with high expectations. Disappointed. Pastry basket had to two huge croissants (since when croissants have become pastries?) While other “pastries” were dry and cold! Omelette was flat with full of cheese; not even semblance of fluffiness. Plates were cold (which did not help with cool weather outside). Croquet monsieur was terrible! The ham was packaged ones you buy off the shelf at supermarket and bread was soggy (not even properly toasted)—I left it after a few bites. Coffee was useless. And none of it was cheap—for 4 of us we dropped $120. I had to go across the street to get a nice cup of coffee and a pastry. Save yourselves the trouble and go somewhere else. We are not going back.
Written April 10, 2021
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leafpeeper98
Gloucester2315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
First arriving at La Note early on a Saturday morning I noticed a large line-up of awards along the interior wall. Hmmm...could this be true? Yes it is! I have always been skeptical of French cuisine suspecting it was 90% hype, but La Note has changed me for the better. The pan de chocolate and the sour cream coffee cake were divine; there was very little sharing offered by my fellow diner. My emmental cheese omelet floated off the plate, the hand cut breakfast potatoes were the 2nd best ever tasted. Cappacino readily available. Decor is decidedly funky with a beat up spinet piano sharing space with tightly packed tables and elements of Provencal decorations. By the time we left at about 9:30 am there was already a line forming at the front door, so get there early to enjoy the attention of the very goth and charming waiter in a relaxed vibe. Lines don't lie!
Written January 15, 2022
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1066Joneses
Cooperstown9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We had an surprisingly good experience with our 3 teenage kids. The food was tasty, and the service was good too. The scene seemed to be a combination of neighborhood regulars and people celebrating special occasions. We tried steak, gluten free fettuccini, poulet au curry, cheese plate, and the Niçoise salad and the endive salad, as well sharing a couple large flans (I believe this was a special). They were able to accommodate both gluten and vegetarian restrictions.
Written January 12, 2020
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lisianemiotti
Miami16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Unfortunately we had a good experience with the food yesterday, delicious, hot and fresh. We came back today for lunch and the hostess didn't want to seat me and my child until my husband, who was parking, be back to joining us. In the middle of a busy hour. In less then 3 minutes 7 people were lined after me. I asked politely to be seated as my 11 years old son was hungry and I wanted to order already for him. But despite of my polite request I was told to get out of the way and wait outside justifying it was house policy not to seat people until the party is complete. We were so disappointed that even my kid wanted to leave.
Written July 27, 2022
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arleneacuna46
Berkeley30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Ridiculously long wait even after the 1 hr outside wait. Mire than 45 min wait before we could place our order and the food was just okay. My eggs with roasted tomatoes and salad were fine, but my family member's sausage sandwich was very disappointing. Paltry and plain. And overpriced. As long time but not frequent dining guests, we feel that tgeir weekend busyness has compromised their quality. They were good about refilling our coffee, but it was always lukewarm.. Don't think we'll return, despite the ambience.
Written February 9, 2020
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Scott H
Tustin145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Quiet patio in back of restaurant to have breakfast. Coffee is outstanding! I had Lemon Gingerbread pancakes and spicy Marquez sausage - both very tasty. Usually on the weekend it is so crowded that I could not get in, but at 9:30 am on a Friday there was plenty of room. I would definitely go back!
Written November 8, 2020
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Kim
New Haven4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
We arrived just before noon on a Saturday without reservations and we managed to grab a table for four in a hour. The seating cozy and our food arrived quickly even though it was a rush. The food- perfect, very flavorful and balanced. A great start to the day. I would recommend this place to families and friends.
Written May 20, 2023
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Mike K
Berkeley28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
always great food - their tuna on roll is for real (fillet not from a can!), tasty, quality ingredients, all prepared well. Backyard outside seating is great when it is warm. Always a line on weekends for breakfast.
Written February 11, 2020
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Jo W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
I hate paying for bad food! There is nothing "French" about the pancakes served here. The menu description, sounds great. I took one bite and couldn't eat anymore. They are thick, heavy, and uncooked in the middle. That first and last bite went down like a big glob of goo! Absolutely disgusting! Whoever came up with that pancake recipe should have to sit and eat them - just once. You should take them off your menu!!!
Written November 28, 2023
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Vedika B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I am Berkeley undergrad and my friends and I absolutely LOVE La Note. BEST brunch food in Berkeley by far! I love the cute seating and the outside as well, it feels like we aren't in Berkeley when we come here but have been transported to a cute cafe in France. The Nutella french toast, and scrambled eggs are amazing and the quantities are on the greater side! Great coffee, food and service and absolutely worth the usually long wait!!
Written August 9, 2020
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JSA
91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
The place has fun atmosphere, small, tiny tables indoor( was not able to eat outside due to bad weather); food was great; the noise from people talking was deafening; if I return I will be seating only outside. I got headache from the noise:(
Written April 7, 2023
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Pjay99
Charlevoix458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Nice place in downtown Berkeley. The food was very good, good coffee. Nice menu options. Pleasant interior. Had a great time.
Written December 8, 2021
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