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Caffe Strada

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2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1723
510-843-5282
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good coffee, good service, excellent choices. Not exactly special, but --take it from a coffee snob -- good enough for me.

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Thank David S
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A 27-year-old Berkeley institution, Strada is a beautiful place, earning it #8 ranking on a list of U.S. college coffee shops. Lots of outdoor seating (but always busy), open late (with pretty lights), free fast WiFi, and right across the street from campus, it’s a popular spot for studying but also a good place to meet and chat. The service... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Right next to the UC Berkeley campus, this is the place to get a great cup of coffee and a pastry. The outdoor seating is shaded and relaxing. A good place to hang out, check your wi-fi, and relax. Chocolate chip muffins are superb.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I visited Caffe Strada because I was staying at Bancroft Hotel next door, and desperately needed a peppermint tea and Wi-fi. When I first passed by Caffe Strada I was greeted by what I call the "ant-army," or dozens and dozens of students hunched uniformly over small two-person tables furiously typing on their laptops. Headphones on, coffee in hand, the... More 

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Thank Hersheyswt
LA
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Strada has great coffee and espresso drinks. My daughter loved to come here when she went to school at UC Berkeley. I was lucky during this visit to be in the hotel next door, so we stopped by in the morning. It's even better than I remembered. I had an Americano, and the espresso was oh so smooth and the... More 

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Bronxville, New York, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The coffee is good, but the food is mediocre. Not much choice (various pastries) that were ok. Service is fine.

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Thank JNC14
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I you haven't been, you need to go. The coffee is very good -- a double cappuccino will last you 45 minutes, unless you're a big gulper. But the real value is seeing the pulse of students, faculty, and UC Berkeley staff circulating through the lines (which move fast), and settling outside to work through the Daily Cal or surf... More 

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Thank Paul S
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Surprisingly enough, Berkeley doesn't have a lot of good cafés with a big outside area near campus. The Strada is an exception, and the garden is really nice. Unfortunately, I don't really like their regular coffee (too bitter for me), the outdoor heaters in winter are an environmental sin and the one and only restroom is always a mess (the... More 

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Thank fabian_zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A beautiful sunny terrace just opposite the department of anthropology at College Ave in Berkeley. Good price quality breakfast and really tasty coffee. The service is fast and polite. I loved enjoying the sun, reading my book, watching profs and students passing by. Very relaxing place. Free WiFi - sometimes a bit slow.

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Thank Eva R
Trondheim, Norway
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628 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the viewpoint we stopped here for coffee. It was a cold day for sitting outside but we managed nevertheless without the heaters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1723
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-843-5282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?