reasonably quiet lunch place in Oakland/Berkeley?
For a business lunch, preferably on College Ave or Piedmont Ave., but other suggestions would be great as well. It seems like all the better lunch places are really noisy. There's always Oliveto, but I've never been a fan.
The Oakland Museum cafe is often really quiet on weekdays, but it's out of your preferred area. Also, the menu may be too limited for you. But an excellent place for a quiet meeting otherwise.
Zatis on Piedmont might work. I believe they have a separate room at the back — perhaps you could reserve it.
I often have lunch mtgs at Shen Hua -- unlike dinnertime, lunch is quiet. I also like Kirala on Shattuck.
Mitama on College is quite and relaxed @ lunch--I've had many a work lunch there.
Ditto Ninna's on Piedmont.