Berkeley Restaurant Tips

Berkeley is home to some of the most famous places to eat in the Bay Area and nation-wide.
Here are just a few suggestions below, most within a 2 mile radius from Simons. 
Many more great eats can be found in greater Berkeley and Oakland - feel free to reach out to the Event Coordinator for additional suggestions!

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Cafés

In order of increasing distance from Calvin Lab

FIFO@Haas (sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
Haas School of Business, on campus

Café Zeb (sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
UC Berkeley School of Law, on campus

Caffè Strada (coffee, pastries; abundant outdoor seating)
2300 College @ Bancroft

International House Café (coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
2299 Piedmont @ Bancroft

Café Milano (coffee, pastries, sandwiches; indoor seating)
2522 Bancroft, east of Telegraph

Free Speech Movement Café (coffee, pastries, sandwiches etc.; indoor and abundant outdoor seating)
Moffit Library, on campus

Brewed Awakening (coffee, pastries and CS faculty/students; indoor seating)
1807 Euclid, north edge of campus

People’s Café (coffee, pastries, snacks; indoor seating)
2015 Shattuck, northwest corner of campus

Breakfast

In order of increasing distance from Calvin Lab

Caffè Strada (coffee, pastries; abundant outdoor seating)
2300 College @ Bancroft

International House Café (coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
2299 Piedmont @ Bancroft

Café Milano (coffee, pastries, sandwiches; indoor seating)
2522 Bancroft, east of Telegraph

Lunch

In order of increasing distance from Calvin Lab

FIFO@Haas (sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
Haas School of Business, on campus

Café Zeb (sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
UC Berkeley School of Law, on campus

Freehouse (sandwiches, salads, pub fare; indoor and outdoor seating)
2700 Bancroft @ College

The Faculty Club (grill, sandwiches, salads – open to the public, unlike the Women’s Faculty Club; indoor and outdoor seating)
On campus

International House Café (sandwiches, salads; indoor and outdoor seating)
2299 Piedmont @ Bancroft

House of Curries (Indian; indoor and outdoor seating)
2520 Durant, east of Telegraph

Thai Basil Cuisine (Thai; limited seating; great for to-go orders)
2519 Durant, east of Telegraph

Kimchi Garden (Korean; limited seating; great for to-go orders)
2517 Durant, east of Telegraph

Mezzo (sandwiches, salads, soups; indoor and outdoor seating)
2442 Telegraph at Haste

Yali's Stanley Hall Café (sandwiches, salads, soups; indoor and outdoor seating)
Stanley Hall, on campus

Sliver (Pizza modeled on Cheese Board Pizza below; indoor and outdoor seating)
2468 Telegraph at Haste

Dinner

Within walking distance of campus, grouped by neighborhood

Downtown

Freehouse (sandwiches, salads, pub fare; indoor and outdoor seating)
2700 Bancroft @ College

Jupiter (Pub fare, pizza; indoor and outdoor seating)
2181 Shattuck, south of Center

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen (New Orleans food; indoor seating only)
2261 Shattuck nr. Bancroft

Comal (Upscale Mexican; indoor and outdoor seating)
2020 Shattuck @ Center

Gather (California cuisine, focus on local ingredients; indoor and terrace seating)
2200 Oxford @ Allston

East Bay Spice Co. (Indian; indoor and outdoor seating)
2134 Oxford @ Center, east of Shattuck

Ippuku (Japanese tavern food (izakaya); no sushi; Japanese-style indoor seating)
2130 Center, east of Shattuck

Eureka! Discover American Craft (Burgers; gastropub; indoor seating)
2068 Center, west of Shattuck

Bobby G's Pizzeria (Pizza, pub fare; indoor and outdoor seating)
2072 University nr. Shattuck

Imm Thai Street Food (Thai, indoor seating)
2068 University nr. Shattuck

Triple Rock Brewing (Pub fare; indoor and outdoor seating)
1920 Shattuck nr. Hearst

Gourmet Ghetto (around Cedar & Shattuck)

Agrodolce Osteria (Sicilian cuisine, indoor and outdoor seating)
1730 Shattuck @ Francisco

Cha-Ya (Vegetarian Japanese; indoor seating only)
1686 Shattuck @ Virginia

Gregoire (California French fast food; outdoor seating only)
2109 Cedar nr. Shattuck

Jot Mahal Palace (Organic Indian cuisine; indoor seating only)
1543 Shattuck @ Cedar

Chez Panisse (The original source of California cuisine, focus on local ingredients; indoor seating only)
1517 Shattuck, south of Vine

César (Tapas; indoor and very limited outdoor seating)
1515 Shattuck, south of Vine

Tigerlily (Indian; indoor and terrace seating)
1513 Shattuck, south of Vine

Epicurious Garden (Various gourmet take-outs – sushi, Mexican, northern Chinese, Mediterranean, gelato – with outdoor seating in attached garden)
1511 Shattuck, south of Vine

Cheese Board (Gourmet pizza, menu changes daily but no choice, attached to a specialty cheese shop of the same name, free live music; indoor and outdoor seating)
1512 Shattuck, south of Vine

Saul’s Delicatessen & Restaurant (Jewish deli; indoor and outdoor seating)
1475 Shattuck, north of Vine

Elmwood/Southside

Summer Kitchen & Bake Shop (California cuisine, focus on local ingredients; limited indoor seating)
2944 College, north of Ashby

La Mediterranee (Mediterranean cuisine; indoor and outdoor seating)
2936 College, north of Ashby

Shen Hua (Chinese; indoor seating only)
2914 College, north of Ashby

Kirala Japanese Restaurant (Japanese; indoor seating only)
2100 Ward @ Shattuck