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Sunday lunch--Berkeley, near campus

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Five people, one of whom uses a wheelchair, will be touring the Cal campus on Sunday. One person is an alumnus who will be revisiting old haunts, but none of us have any recent knowledge of the area. Because of the wheelchair, we don't want to venture too far afield. The youngest person is 55, so we are more interested in the food than the beer.

It's always possible that the alum will want to go to the Bear's LAir, but I'd love some other options. It will probably be a late lunch--2 PM or so.

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  1. The cafe in the Berkeley Art Museum is open until 3.

    Henry's in the Durant Hotel is open all day. The food there is really good these days.

    1. If you are on the west side of campus, Gather does a great lunch and is literally right across the street.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Gather serves brunch until 2:30.

        Alborz, Cancun, PIQ, and Jupiter are open all afternoon.

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        Jupiter
        2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

        Alborz Restaurant
        2142 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

        Cancun
        2134 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

        Gather
        2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

        PiQ
        91 Shattuck Square, Berkeley, CA 94704

      2. turkish kitchen there is a Mcdonald at the corner university and shattuck ave. just a few door north on shattuck

        1. I'd recommend Bistro Liaison (northside, at Shattuck & Hearst). There's handicapped street parking right in front of the restaurant and they serve Sunday Brunch from 10 until 3. Google their menu:. http://www.liaisonbistro.com/index.htm

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          Bistro Liaison
          1849 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

          1. Thank you for the suggestions. e wound up at Henry's and it was perfect for us. A handicapped spot right behind the building and great food. As a bonus, we had a window seat & watched the Berkeley Streets Criterium Bicycle Race go by--it's a loop so the cyclists kept passing by.

            I am under orders to "tell those Chowhound people that the fish tacos were the best I have ever tasted." I liked the garlic fries.

            The Cal alum was delighted to discover that the bright red urinal in the men's room is the "Stanford Memorial Urinal."