Tartine Bakeries are starting to pop up like rabbits, but that doesn’t make their pastries any less good. This new one is on the ground floor of the Graduate Hotel near the Cal campus, and is great for a quick grab-and-go coffee or morning bun. If you’re not in the mood for something sweet, try one of their savory scones.
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Pho K & K in Berkeley is your go-to for a hangover curing Vietnamese brunch or an affordable, casual dinner.
Emilia’s is the best pizza in the Bay Area. Getting it is a huge pain in the ass. But it is 100% worth it.
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20th Century Cafe
20th Century Cafe is a sunny corner spot in Hayes Valley with good eastern European food.
The Mill in Nopa is the place you keep hearing about with the fancy toast, and it’s worth paying for, especially to hang out here a little longer.
Nook is a solidly on-price, reliable neighborhood hang in Russian Hill. Even if they do weird things with granola.
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On average, the best bread bakery in the country can be found at Tartine Bakery in the Mission.
Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
Angeline’s in Berkeley is an upscale neighborhood spot serving solid New Orleans-style food.
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