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“Quaint and crazy busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Note

La Note
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Ranked #8 of 696 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Durant Ave
Transit: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
Vancouver
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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“Quaint and crazy busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had no idea what we'd get into when we decided to have breakfast at La Note. We figured that on Sunday morning at 9:00 we could just waltz in and choose a table at the window. What folly! There were about 30 people lining up outside, waiting for patrons to clear tables. To shorten the wait, we accepted a table on the little patio in the back, even though it was quite cold that morning. Every table was filled inside and out. Service was surprisingly quick and friendly. My scrambled eggs and side of creme fraiche pancake was delicious, but my partner's oatmeal pancakes so so. Cappuccino was great. Would have rated it higher, but the long wait on a grimy sidewalk that hasn't been cleaned in ages, is somewhat discouraging.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a mixture of quaint and yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

This little breakfast hot spot is the place to go to for a delicious brunch in an adorably decorated restaurant. We ordered the lemon gingerbread and creme fraiche pancakes along with eggs, bacon, potatoes, and two coffees. All of it was devoured and all of it was good! This spot is pretty popular, and I think it's safe to say expect a wait to be seated. But no worries, because it's worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Lafayette, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great for lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Love the selection of French foods. Delecious. Enjoyed the cassoulet and duck

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Eggs the way I like them!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Since we were in Berkeley to visit our son, Luke, he and I had "Les Oeufs Lucas" (scrambled with goat cheese and chives), which we very much enjoyed. The place is busy and crowded for breakfast, but in a fun way, and the food was excellent. To our tastes, the coffee, however, left a bit to be desired.

  • Visited May 2012
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Bay Area, California
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“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

The breakfasts are unreal, always a line, get there early. Nicoise salad always a hit, sandwiches are delicious, lovely place with a garden. Like being in france.

Visited May 2012
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