Quick dinner near Pacific Film Archive?
I'm looking for a cheap, quick place to get something to eat near the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. The closer to PFA the better.
I was wrong. When we got there at six last night desi dog was gone. I'm actually glad, though, because the avocado falafel and chicken shawarma from Sunrise deli were very good. We took them to the garden beside the art museum. A peaceful spot (people watching is over-rated) and a one minute walk across the street to the PFA.
Has anyone ever ordered the large stuffed lamb ($375) from Sunrise?
What are you looking for? Henry's on Durant Ave. is a good sit-down place. Berkeley Thai House on Channing is also nice for a sit-down.
A cheaper option for sit-down include Cafe Milano further down Telegraph Ave. Good selection of pastas, sandwiches, and wraps.
Even faster is the new Brazil Cafe truck that's replaced the Desi Dog truck at the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph. I think they still sell hot dogs too! The tri-tip sandwich is really good, especially with a mango smoothie. Maoz is on Telegraph Ave. for falafel and unlimited salad toppings.
Berkeley Thai House
2511 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
2522 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
2395 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
I believe that Cafe Muse is closed for remodeling by the coffee company that had a coffee wagon parked just inside the gate on the Durant side.
Literally the closest to PFA is Le Petite Cheval, where I often go for lunch. I believe they are open until 8 and you might just see a PFA programmer there. Fridays during the summer they have been closing at 7.
Just a block or so further south, Top Dog is always a good, cheap, fast option. IMHO, the top is the fastest to cook, fast enough for an intermission snack. Uncle Dougie is just beyond the corner on Bowditch.
2328 Bowditch St, Berkeley, CA 94704