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Au Coquelet Cafe Restaurant

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2000 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The front part has pasties and coffee and is worth just doing a drive by and the back has sort of a street Paris feel with the awning, and i had a Rueben that was surprisingly good and my GF had the blinzes which i would try at Saul's instead

Thank Gene G
Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I arrived around the switch from breakfast to lunch, around 11 am. The coffee and pastry side of the house was busy, but the restaurant side was pretty sparse. As a first time patron, I accidentally sat in a spot that was not quite inside the "dining" area proper - it was right in front of the kitchen / bar... More 

Thank SoonerLater
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We were here after a show for some tea and coffee. The drinks were good though a bit pricey. That staff is efficient, but not particular friendly. It was fine, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Traveling_Polymath
Cool, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I ate here 3 times while I was in the area (there aren't many choices for breakfast). Once for dinner and twice for breakfast. The front of the place a coffee bistro with some pretty yummy-looking pastries. The full-service restaurant is located in the back. Their menu features a wide variety of items, including sandwiches. I opted for a tuna... More 

Thank CoolKit
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's great to have such a nice cafe available for the nights when the night owl in me can't shut down. Store provides variety of pastries to satisfy one's sweet tooth.

Thank Uchenne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Inside, the room gives off an outdoor patio feel, which was welcome on a hot summer day. Our meal was very average, but we ordered desserts to go and those were excellent.

Thank debellechasse
Belmont, California
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you're seeing a play at Berkeley Rep and want to catch a quick, easy, and delicious meal, I would highly recommend Au Coquelet. The quiche lorraine with side salad was more than adequate for lunch, and despite the French sounding name, this restaurant's menu also includes a variety of Mexican-style dishes as well as burgers (with Niman Ranch beef).... More 

Thank 2009Benjamin
san francisco, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

On our way to a concert at Freight & Salvage, we happened across the side door of this joint. We wound up walking around to the University entrance which leads to the coffeehouse. It led us back to the rear for the eatery. Very much a pleasant, homelike, locals kind of eatery. Good choices of burgers, sandwiches, soups & salads... More 

Thank travlkat
Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Café and restaurant with good service, well situated, with indoor and outdoor space. Attended by students, teachers, tourists. I liked the environment,

Thank MariaL0pes
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My group meets here for coffee when we read Latin together. The cafe is as good as any other cafe in Berkeley for Italian coffee. I do not get dinner, but the apple and blueberry Tartes are VERY GOOD. We have been regulars for over a year.

Thank gaius_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $3
Cafe, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-845-0433

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