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Sep 30, 2009 12:05 AM

Need Ideas for Oakland/Berkeley Spots with Infant

I'm trying to come up with ideas for dinner spots for bringing an infant in a stroller -- I'm looking for loud or outdoor spots with room for strollers next to tables. So far, Sea Salt, Pacific Brewing Co., Barclays, Kensington Circus and Angeline's (during non-peak times -- space, not sound issues) have worked great. Any other ideas?

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    1. Meridian International Sports Cafe. Your baby could scream its loudest and not be heard. Also, the place often seems to be fairly empty. Lots of space for a stroller. Good food.

      1. Sometimes a change of pace is good, congratulations on the new diner.

        1. One of our favorites with our first was Jupiter in Berkeley. Super loud inside, great "white noise". Outside is fabulous. Lanesplitters in Oakland is family friendly and usually fine for a stroller. Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe is great for infant and beyond. Little Shin Shin except it seems like they put us in the back whenever we have the kids. Also, not so loud. Went to Meal Ticket once and enhoyed that for the outdoor space.

          Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe
          4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608

          Lanesplitter Temescal
          4799 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

          Meal Ticket
          1235 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

          Little Shin Shin
          4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

          2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

          1. Picante always has babies in strollers either inside or outside on the patio.

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            1. re: escargot3

              T-Rex often has an "underage (i.e., not sitting at the bar) sound level" that can shock the conscience.