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Caffe Strada

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2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1723
+1 510-843-5282
06:00 - 00:00
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice to sit outside on the edge of the Campus . The sort of lattice over head, the outside tables,, the coffee in a glass, the short bread and pastries look good

Thank Gene G
Henderson, Nevada
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770 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fun but serious café on Bancroft Way across from the University. Populated by students (mostly), faculty, and academic groupies. On nice days, good outdoor seating with Wi-Fi. Beverages are good. Snacks also. If you're visiting, stop by for the ambiance, too.

Thank Zoom_Gotti
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

First of all, they have such a lovely outdoor seating area. My favorite part of all is there front porch seating area with a french-inspired chandelier. Inside of coffee shop seem a bit out-dated but it's college coffee shop after all. I think that is this cafe's character. Anyway, they have a good coffee and variety pastry. I ordered white... More 

Thank sfholic
Arlington, VA, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot for coffee, pastry, chatting, studying, people-watching, especially outdoors on the patio. Italian sodas also a personal favorite. Heaters help ward off the chill on foggy mornings.

Thank Chad S
Oakland, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Café Strada has been my go to meeting point for anyone I meet in Berkeley. It's expansive outdoor seating makes it ideal for people watching while you wait for friends to show up. The place is always active with students, professors, and visiting parents. Just remember to have cash on hand.

Thank injunplanna
Brattleboro, Vermont
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Good coffee, good service, excellent choices. Not exactly special, but --take it from a coffee snob -- good enough for me.

Thank David S
Berkeley, California
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A 27-year-old Berkeley institution, Strada is a beautiful place, earning it #8 ranking on a list of U.S. college coffee shops. Lots of outdoor seating (but always busy), open late (with pretty lights), free fast WiFi, and right across the street from campus, it’s a popular spot for studying but also a good place to meet and chat. The service... More 

Thank jkaybay
Eugene, Oregon
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Right next to the UC Berkeley campus, this is the place to get a great cup of coffee and a pastry. The outdoor seating is shaded and relaxing. A good place to hang out, check your wi-fi, and relax. Chocolate chip muffins are superb.

Thank 1srs2
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I visited Caffe Strada because I was staying at Bancroft Hotel next door, and desperately needed a peppermint tea and Wi-fi. When I first passed by Caffe Strada I was greeted by what I call the "ant-army," or dozens and dozens of students hunched uniformly over small two-person tables furiously typing on their laptops. Headphones on, coffee in hand, the... More 

Thank Hersheyswt
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Strada has great coffee and espresso drinks. My daughter loved to come here when she went to school at UC Berkeley. I was lucky during this visit to be in the hotel next door, so we stopped by in the morning. It's even better than I remembered. I had an Americano, and the espresso was oh so smooth and the... More 

Thank pwillard

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1723
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-5282

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