If Friends had been set in Berkeley, the patio at Jupiter would have been their Central Perk. This place serves fantastic local beers, pizzas, and bar snacks best consumed under the fairy lights and next to the fire pit in the giant outdoor seating area. There’s usually a band playing jazz or funk, and the crowd is always having a great time - it’s hard not to. Come with a group of friends when you want to have a long, relaxed hangout, and/or figure out which one of you is the Rachel.
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Pho K & K
Pho K & K in Berkeley is your go-to for a hangover curing Vietnamese brunch or an affordable, casual dinner.
The West Berkeley takeout window serves incredible burgers, sandwiches, and other comfort food dishes.
Tigerlily is an Indian restaurant and bar in North Berkeley with a small patio and interesting cocktails.
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Causwells is a brunch spot in the Marina that also works well any time of day, especially since the Americana burger is always on the menu.
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, in SoMa, serves a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, plus soups and salads.
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