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Cafe Leila

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1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1336
+1 510-525-7544
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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351 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I came here for lunch and I didn't know this place existed. It is a bit on the pricey side for breakfast and lunch but the outdoor area is huge and it was a great day to be sitting outside. Dogs are allowed in the outside patio and there is plenty of tables and chairs and umbrellas.... More 

1 Thank KWong55
West Kingston, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wow, we are staying in a 1 star hotel, next to a 5 star eatery! Very mundane looking from the outside, but very special inside and outside (garden eating area in back. Coffee is outstanding and breakfasts are the best you'll find,\. Great for vegetarians and carnivores too!

Thank Jim C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE their pancakes. I absolutely CRAVE THEIR dark, rich cafe mocha with whip cream. Yummy.makes me want breakfast at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Thank Leah G
Moscow, Russia
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198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I was visiting friends in Berkley and found Cafe Leila. I only had coffee but it was good coffee and the staff were friendly. They have a lot of space to sit more than you think at first. I sat next to the window and read a bit while having coffee.

Thank Africache
Ventura, California, United States
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I walked from my hotel to this restaurant. menu was on line and I was planning on going there for lunch. I started off there for breakfast. Excellent salad "chicken and spinach. Id recommend.

Thank Kevin C
Milan, Italy
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from Italy and our "local " friends took us to Cafe Leila for lunch. I found it a great place not only because it has the same name as my daughter's but also because the food is healthy, tasty and there are a lot of vegetarian choices. The weather was nice so we enjoyed the beautiful garden.... More 

Thank inviaggiodal64
Berkeley, California
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

On gets the impression that this place hires counter workers entirely on appearance, because they are always very slow, and often confused (though attractive.) The middle-eastern food is pretty good, the coffee drinks so-so.

Thank WanderersWife
Bishop, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

There breakfasts are always very good, Hostess, Waiters, are always polite always helpful! The Aviance diversity of people That go there..make it what it is earthly,warm inviting to be around

Thank Robin A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Go here all the time to do work and have a matcha tea. Love this place. Food, atmosphere, service. Great! Prices are a bittttt expensive, but it won't stop me from going!

Thank SB1992SB-
Berkeley, California
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

order at the main counter and they will bring you your food...you can eat in or outside in the lovely garden. there is a parking lot! there is a feeling of community. the food is nourishing and delicious...the roasted eggplant sandwich with roasted red peppers and pesto and melted cheese on whle wheat served with a salad was really yummy... More 

Thank janetperlman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-7544

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?