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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Jewelry Store
“Quaint gift boutique showcasing artisan jewelry, cards, books, educational toys & home accessories. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Caravaggio: great Italian Ice Cream. They have figured out how to make gelato tasty AND lactose-free (not an easy feat). But they also have super potent dark chocolate sorbet. This is also one of the only places I've found that serve up Affogato (a scoop of vanilla ice cream with thick, iced espresso poured over).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great authentic Pakistani food - my Indian food says its real! And mostly Indian/Pakistanis eat there!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“My favorite coffee hot spot! Epic music and caffeinated libations to keep you on your toes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“This famous university town north of San Francisco is as rich in history and culture as it is in academic knowledge. Art lovers, foodies and shoppers all regularly take a trip here to make the most of the diverse range of activities and entertainment on offer. A visit to the famed university itself is worthwhile, if only to see the beautiful grounds. Downtown is a great place to try new things, whether it’s window shopping at quirky stores or browsing through the fresh produce at the absolutely enormous market, the Berkeley Bowl. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Clothing Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Gym
“Great teachers, diverse classes and its just around the corner....zero excuses!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Walk up University ave towards the hills and you will reach Shattuck Avg. Turn Right for Downtown Berkeley. Turn Left for Shattuck Northside. Lots of great places to eat, drink and shop. I recommend you check out Shattuck Northside (turn left) for overall... enrichment. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Huge park, great for sightseeing. There are Kite festival's here on occasion”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The bartender name is Cody. He makes really good cocktails and the owner/chef has delicious comfort food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious Indian street food! Get the Dosa with Masala Garlic Potato or Paneer Wrap. Mmm...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Locally owned gourmet grocery store three blocks up Piedmont Avenue. Carries pretty much everything under the sun.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Modern, Trendy, Great Breakfast options, best bloody Mary's. close to Crab Cove. Best spot to take a walk along the water front afterwards.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“UC Berkeley's iconic Sather Gate is pictured in every PR and journalism piece. The plaza beyond the gate is where the students protested in 1968 and where people still congregate. Also representative of student life is Telegraph Ave from Dwight all the way up to the gate. There are a couple of decent restaurants en route.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Veggie loveliness. Great fresh prepared food. A great casual place to grab lunch. ”
  • 9 locals recommend