If you’re having a rough morning, do yourself a favor: peel yourself off your bed and make your way to Pho K&K on Telegraph. This very casual pho spot is basically designed for your hangover, serving huge bowls of salty, meaty broth and lots of hot sauce to give you back those electrolytes (or whatever soup does to get rid of that about-to-die feeling). It’s also a great spot for a casual, non-hungover dinner with friends, since there’s rarely a wait, it’s super central, and you can focus even more on the food when you don’t have a pounding headache and a bunch of embarrassing text messages to delete.
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Berkeley’s Top Dog is an institution: an anarchist hole-in-the-wall that serves incredible hot dogs late into the night.
Bette’s Oceanview Diner
Bette’s in Berkeley is an upscale 1950s-style diner that does a boozy brunch worth the guaranteed 45-minute wait.
Lalime’s in North Berkeley does inventive French food in a cozy atmosphere that feels like you’re eating in someone’s house.
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Cordon Bleu is a Vietnamese lunch counter in Lower Nob Hill where you can eat a lot of food for cheap. Make sure you get the five spice chicken.
Saigon Sandwich’s Sandwiches are $4 and pack more punch than most of the city’s pricier offerings. The best cheap lunch in the game.
The Slanted Door
Some restaurants that have been around a long time feel like ageless classics. The Slanted Door feels more like an aged classic.
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Namu Stovepot in Nopa is perfect when you need ramen, bibimbop, or Korean tacos to properly recover from a bad day.
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