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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

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!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

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.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

This is a favorite. Good food with a South of France flavor. Tends to be crowded, but worth the wait. Unfortunately they only serve dinner Thu - Sat, but the brunch is on for most of the week.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019

Loved it! Loved all of it. The setting is lovely, big fan of the decor and baskets hanging from the ceiling. The food was sublime and really tasty, the pancakes with poached pears was perfect. Even just the bread and jam was divine and that's...before the breakfast arrives. Good coffee too! Paid $75 for three meals, drinks and tip. Very reasonable and would love to visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

A lovely spot serving food that is carefully prepared in the French manner. Exquisite and delicious egg dishes—all scrumptious. The service is impeccable. Cappuccino was perfect It is difficult to find this quality anymore. You won’t be disappointed

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Genevieve R | Reviewed this property |
Available on line. See their website.
March 13, 2016|
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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.
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