New: Papamingo in Berkeley (identical to Pinkberry)
There have been quite a few threads about Pinkberry clones in the Bay Area, and it seems like all of them are "not quite the same", but this place in Berkeley which opened a couple weeks ago has a product that, at least to me, seemed identical to Pinkberry.
They offer three flavors: plain, green tea, and pomegranate, the same sizes, and as far as I can tell, the same array of toppings. The store decor is chain-store sterile rather than Berkeley grungy, so they even copied that too.
For the record, I agree that Pinkberry isn't the world-changing thing people claim it is, but some people like it...if you're craving a fix, this is your place.
Papamingo: on Channing between Telegraph and Bowditch in Berkeley.
Thanks to Agent 510, my frozen-yogurt-loving friend and I stopped by tonight. I had a half-pomegranate, half-green tea with blackberries and it was excellent. The pomegranate is rather subdued, but the green tea has a nice strong flavor.
I think mango is the topping to get. I tried it last time and it was perfectly ripe, not skimpy, and mixed well with the tangy yogurt. I really didn't like Pinkberry or Papamingo that much when mixed with their "sweet" toppings (yogurt chips, Fruity Pebbles, etc.) but with fruit it's a different story.