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Best things to do in South Berkeley, Berkeley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
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“It is on the way to Ashby BART if you are walking there. They have great pies and pastries.”
78 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“An Irish based pub with occasional live music and pub food. You won't go hungry or thirsty here!”
47 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“excellent sushi but not cheap. nice environment. busy because it is so popular. if you go early when they open at 5 it is easier to get a table .they let you sit at the bar while you wait for your table. ”
48 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“This is a world class market - chefs shop here. They have the most extensive produce market in California. Fresh fish, organic chicken, prepared food, and a cafe.”
248 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Hip, casual joint with a rotating menu of creative Cajun-Creole fare, veggie options included. Tasty options for you to sample and enjoy”
35 locals recommend
Café
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“If you are an adventurous coffee drinker, you'll like the opportunity to sample pour-over coffee from around the world. The descriptions will entice you. The espresso drinks are yummy, too, as is the limited menu. It doesn't get more Berkeley PC than this place--make sure not to miss the sign at the counter about which pronoun to use for your server. It's edgy, yes, and maybe a little precious, but the coffee is indeed an alchemical delight.”
37 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Get the chocolate mousse or chocolate orange mousse. They use a lot of alcohol in their cakes and it makes it soooo good”
31 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“There are lots of Ethiopioan restaurants in the area, this one is our favorite! Vegetarian options. ”
37 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local micro-brewery with a behind the bar canning operation so you can take a few of your favorite brews home with you.”
31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Vegan Mexican food, if you're around on Taquito Tuesday throw it on your itinerary.”
27 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Wat Mongkolratanaram is a small Thai Buddhist temple located in Berkeley, California that serves a Sunday brunch that is all the things. The temple is available for use (just remember to be quiet and remove your shoes) but there is also a school and other connected facilities. The brunch is served in outdoor spaces, with table and open grass. As the brunch is growing in popularity so I would strongly recommend getting there before 10:30am.”
34 locals recommend
Bar
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“A dedicated kareoke bar, 7pm - 1pm every dang day. Cash only, one drink minimum, somewhat surly crowd.”
22 locals recommend
Cafe
“Yummy, distinct, and affordable "Oakland-style" pizza made with sourdough crust and fresh ingredients. This is another Oaklander-owned and -operated local gem. Order by the pie or by the slice. Also try the cookies or fresh-baked sourdough bread!”
21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Lots of great programming, spotlighting music and culture of Latinos in the US and throughout the Spanish-speaking world.”
20 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Located on the intersection of Ashby Avenue and Shattuck. If you're planning on driving to the Wine Country or down to the Monterey Peninsula, this is a great place to rent a car.”
5 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Head to our neighborhood farmers market on Tuesday afternoons for fresh produce and prepared foods. We love the thai stand that sells red snapper cooked in banana leaves!”
27 locals recommend