Berkeley: The Gourmet Garden on University
There is a lovely outdoor patio area sared by the following restaurants and businesses
Place an order inside or pick up a pastry or coffee and take a teat at one of the long picnic tables shaded by big red umbrellas, smaller four top tables or take a seat on one of the big wooden park benches.
You can mix and match … sandwich at one place, dessert another, wine, beer, coffee another … progressive eating in one pretty spot.
If I was a student at Cal, this would be my lunch spot of choice
When Chris Blue first opened his chocolate shop, he had hopes that more restaurants would settle in the area. Friends of his opened Eve (now Brasa. I don’t know how much he had to do with all of this, but it just shows how a single business can help transform an area.
Restaurants and businesses
Brasa: A Peruvian Joint
New Amsterdam Coffeeshop
re: Robert Lauriston
i have thus christened it.
i thought it fit ... though maybe gourmet may be overstating some and everything is affordable. There isn't a place there that you couldn't have a nice lunch for under ten bucks. New Amsterdam pays more homage to the old Smokey Joe's than any upscale cafe.