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La Note

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2377 Shattuck Ave, y, Berkeley, CA 94704-1552 (Durant Ave)
+1 510-843-1535
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like this place for brunch, but the wait time for a table means we don't go as much as we would like nowadays.

Thank Mike S
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A friend took me to La Note for one of our breakfast hangouts in late December 2016 and I fell in love. The French feel and tasty food has kept me coming back once a month since I first went there. I always recommend the roasted potatoes with the garlic cloves. I usually get the Les Oeuf Maison but the... More 

Thank Sametta G
Berkeley, California
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I like La Note and others do, too; it is always packed. The nicest thing is the French feel. The food is decent, but not great. Croissants could be crisper and the chocolate ones should be warmed up (chocolate can be ice cold). Coffee good; like cafe creme in a bowl. Eggs fine. Haven't tried the pain Perdue.

Thank Travel__Lover
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Experience was great, but had to wait 1 hour. There were items on the menu you do not typically see for brunch. I had the lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears -- good flavor, reminded me of spice cake. Although I wish the pears were fresh. Bacon was not fatty and crispy, just how I like it. My husband had... More 

Thank Sharris5001
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is consistently delicious. The pain perdu is one of my favorites and the scrambled eggs with cream cheese are always perfect. The ambiance is wonderful as well. I've been coming here for years. The only negative is the without-fail line outside and the often times slow service. But, overall, beautiful French inspired restaurant that will not disappoint.

Thank rose0326
Benicia, California
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I were at La Note on successive weekends for brunch and lunch. We first began with brunch and had the French toast (my wife) and the lemon gingerbread pancakes. Both dishes were extremely tasty. The following weekend for lunch my wife had the pan bag at and I had the lamb merguez sausage on a baguette. Again,... More 

Thank irawine
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've enjoyed two entrees at La Note: The Ratatouille ($16.00), which is served over couscous, is hearty and traditional. The vegetables are well cooked (soft, not crispy), but the dish is tasty. The Raviolis du Jour ($15.50) are filled with fresh ricotta, topped with a creamy parmesan sauce, and the garnish includes fresh sweet grapes. Service is cheerful and friendly.... More 

Thank VivaBonita
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here more than once and it's enjoyable, but not worth the long waits that you may experience at prime time. I had the lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears, and and the middle of the pancakes were still gooey and partly raw. However, the flavor of the cooked pancakes was good and it's a cute restaurant, I just... More 

Thank Dani S
Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I like this place, i really do! I hate the wait, not their fault, but when you see groups of two walking in as they arrive while group of 3 wait interminable, something is not quite right in managing table size. Food is great. Price is reasonable. Sitting very uncomfortable, especially if you sit in 3 seaters facing the windows,... More 

Thank RamSRam
Asheville, NC
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263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

La Note is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the 8 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday brunch is one of the most popular times, as is evidenced by the lines. On Saturday at 10:30, the wait was only about half an hour -- and well worth it. The brunch menu has something for everyone, and everything is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
French, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2377 Shattuck Ave, y, Berkeley, CA 94704-1552
    (Durant Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-1535

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