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Address: Berkeley, CA
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The heart of trendy Berkeley.

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If you want to get to know Berkeley quickly, just take a long walk down this street...you can "recover" with a drink at Chez Panisse restaurant.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Portland, Oregon
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881 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

After a few days in S.F., we breathed a sigh of relief to be in Berkeley. It is true there were less homeless and mentally ill people, but as well, there wasn't as much hyper pricing, either. Things were pretty much as we left them two years ago ... with a couple changes here and there. Nice restaurants and shops... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Shattuck to me is the place to find the best food at Chez Panisse or the best coffee in Berkeley right across the street at the old French Hotel. The Imperial Tea Court upstairs, above Chez Pannis is a hidden gem with it's beautiful little garden and a huge variety of the best teas.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Lots of inexpensive ethnic restaurants, many aimed at the student crowd. Some bookstores and a few interesting shops. Some movie theaters and a couple of major performance theaters are nearby. Lots of food traffic. Transit hubs. Too many street people, especially young drifters.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you want to get to know Berkeley quickly, just take a long walk down this street...you can "recover" with a drink at Chez Panisse restaurant.

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Riverbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Wide variety of unusual shops and exotic food places. You could eat out every day for a week and not cover all the different type of restaurants.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This picture is of Chez Panisse on Shattuck so I assume we mean the Berkeley North Side. Many good restaurants, including Cheese Board Pizza (with live music many evenings of the week), Mint Leaf, Barneys Burgers, Asian vegetarian, more Thai on the corner, etc. Chez Panisse is the star but you need reservations 3 months in advance to get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What a gem- the Crossroads Consignment store. Ended up buying a Kate Spade and a See by Chloe leather bag. Both in great condition, both cheaper than regular used-retail price.

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San Francisco, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stroll and shop on Shattuck Ave, as you walk along restaurants, cafes, stores, bookshops, bakeries, and whatever else tickles your fancy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Shattuck Avenue is an incredibly long street, extending north from Oakland, to and through Berkeley. Recently, I took a 1 1/2 mile walk from the Berkeley Bowl north into the "Gourmet Ghetto." It was very interesting. From car dealerships and auto repair shops through an area with housing going up to the University area, with bookstores and computer shops, finally... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Gourmet Ghetto is a wonderful several block long shopping district. Home to Chez Panise and The Cheeseboard and the Thursday afternoon organic farmers' market, among other things. Definitely stop by The Cheeseboard. If you ask for a type of cheese, they will pull out several and give you tastes of each until you find what you want. An extensive... More 

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