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Brunch in downtown Berkeley

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Where can I take a college friend (from 50 yrs ago!) on a Monday at 11:30?

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  1. Venus has good breakfast and lunch foods. Breakfast is served through lunchtime hours, and lunch from 11:30.

    1. It's not brunch and a few blocks north of downtown but you can have lunch at Chez Panisse Cafe at 11:30 and get a reservation.

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      Chez Panisse
      1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

      1. La Note is good for breakfast. Also, Sunny Side Cafe (2136 Oxford St.; haven't been to this newer downtown location yet, but the original on Solano is a longtime favorite).

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        La Note Restaurant Provencal
        2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

        Sunny Side Cafe
        1499 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

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        1. re: abstractpoet

          La Note is great, and from 11 on both breakfast and lunch menus are available.

        2. Five in Hotel Shattuck does breakfast on the weekdays, brunch on Sunday.