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lunch places near Alta Bates on Telegraph? [San Francisco]

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My office is at Telegraph & Russell. It's a 5-minute walk to College, but we're all getting pretty tired of the usual places on College. Has anyone tried any of the little places on Telegraph in that general area? Temescal is great but a little too far for a quick lunch. Thanks

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  1. The sandwiches and salads at Mokka (Telegraph at Dowling, two blocks south of Ashby) are good, in my experience.

    http://www.mokkacoffee.com/

    1. I really like the buffet at Bacheeso: fresh salads, big selection and wide variety of dishes. You gotta ask for slices of the fresh roasted turkey...

      1. 2nd buffet @Bacheeso. had it at oaktown location, lots of variety, good value.

        have u tried Padi (indonesian) @2965 college. ? totally different.

        1. I've been going to Bacheeso in Oakland and like it quite a bit, but we were pretty disappointed in the lunch buffet in Berkeley the other day. Everything sort of tasted the same, the salads were all mayonnaise-based. Not great.

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          1. re: luciemom

            yo LM, that's startling to me -- I've been to that location several times and have always been impressed. i wonder if you arrived at the end of the lunch serving? or in between things (which is not an excuse, btw). Or perhaps an off-day and not a trend.

          2. You may already have tried Ethiopia since it is on Telegraph near Russell -- I haven't been there in years. It was OK, the big selling point is the nice patio in the back when weather is good.
            Have you tried it and what did you think?