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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Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
Angeline’s in Berkeley is an upscale neighborhood spot serving solid New Orleans-style food.
Cheese Board Pizza
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
Tomate Cafe might be a bit hard to find, but you should keep looking - they do one of the best breakfasts in Berkeley.
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You’re going to wait in line at the Shake Shack in Cow Hollow, but at least there are awesome burgers and ice cream at the end of it.
Chubby Noodle’s North Beach location is a great place for a group dinner or bottomless dim sum brunch.
The Showdown is a bar in North Beach with good food, a pool table, and an indoor stoop for hanging out on.
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We appreciate the oven engineering at PizzaHacker, but the pizza they turn out is just solid.
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