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Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley, CA
+1 415-869-8661
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Historic avenue

There's good and bad here - lots of history, some nice new shops and restaurants (Mezzo, Sinaloa... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucson, Arizona

Every hippie cliche imaginable. There are still local businesses but it is starting to be overrun... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alzor S
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Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good25%
  • Average29%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's good and bad here - lots of history, some nice new shops and restaurants (Mezzo, Sinaloa) but still very dirty, but I guess that's part of the scene.

Thank _dcnn418
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every hippie cliche imaginable. There are still local businesses but it is starting to be overrun with chains.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lots to do, see, and eat! Great to walk down and walk into the shops like the Chinese bakery on the corner, T-Shirt Orgy, Rasputin Music, and Cream.

Thank 517shadin
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It is sorry to see the demise and corporate takeover of Telegraph Ave. Once cool, with great independent stores--bookstores, cafes and the like-- it is now dirty and grubby, with chain outlets and the like. Still a few old standbys, but quite sad now. 4th...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great variety of shops and restaurants. You need more than one day to see it all. Some of the stuff for sale borders on the unique.

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you're a tourist, it isn't really worthy as an attraction to visit on purpose. If you're already on campus or downtown Berkeley, might as well check it out. There are still a couple of cool bookstores and independent shops, but not much else. The...More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Walking Telegraph Avenue is always lively and entertaining. Lots of coffee shops and tasty restaurants to enjoy, before after walking around the UC Campus.

Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Pizza, Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian, books and dogs. Freaks and geeks. Hippies and students, High school kids and parents wheeling strollers. Don't forget the side streets off of Telegraph - People's Park, used records, Gumby, Poky, kites,things to read, buttons and bumper stickers, bicycles, bagels, balloons...More

Thank turtlesrus0
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cafes, restaurants, bookstores, Tibetan shops, stores, punks, hippies, students, visitors, artists, street vendors, homeless, and more all mix on historic Telegraph Avenue that runs from Oakland right into the UC Berkeley campus.

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Runners, bikers, joggers, walkers dog-walkers Busy Thanksgiving week in the stores-restaurants over flowing. Safeway grocery in the area super busy-but fun!

Thank 60gran2015
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Sara H
20 August 2016|
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Response from kmcgardener | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the vendor. There's an excellent Chinese bakery across from campus that I visited about 9 am. I didn't see street vendors then. They were there in the afternoon. It probably depends on the day of the... More