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quiet coffee place near Berkeley Northside?

luciemom Oct 15, 2013 03:21 PM

I am meeting someone for work this week -- she's in her late 80s and she lives in north Berkeley. I haven't met her before and I'm drawing a blank as far as where to go that's close, fairly quiet, and with not-difficult parking. Suggestions?

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    ML8000 RE: luciemom Oct 15, 2013 03:32 PM

    I don't think there's any easy parking on Northside since it's near the UC campus. Not a cafe but Stuffed Inn is quiet but it's more a lunch/sandwich place.

    If she's driving, have you considered, Gourmet Ghetto, Hopkins St or Solano Ave? There's a couple quiet cafes on Hopkins St. (one a block away from Monterey Market) and parking is usually easy, at least better than Northside.

    1. escargot3 RE: luciemom Oct 15, 2013 04:12 PM

      what time of day? when the meters are operating it actually makes it less difficult to find parking than after 6pm.

      How about a place like Saul's? Or if it's after lunch service, you could probably sit at a table at Liaison.

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        chocolatetartguy RE: luciemom Oct 16, 2013 04:20 PM

        There is a quiet cafe at the corner of Oxford and Berkeley Way down the hill from Northside. Don't recall the name but a co-worker likes their soups. There is a city parking lot a couple of blocks away on the other side of Shattuck.

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          chocolatetartguy RE: chocolatetartguy Oct 16, 2013 05:46 PM

          It's called Yali's and is relatively low-key.

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          sundeck sue RE: luciemom Oct 16, 2013 10:53 PM

          Cafe Roma, corner of Monterey and Hopkins.

          Outdoor and indoor seating (outdoor much nicer), quiet, pleasant, not-difficult parking.

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