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2049 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
07:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:00
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Berkeley, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Liked this place a lot when they served the poached eggs over greens. I don't go there much now as there is not much I can't get elsewhere.

Thank elizromo
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Used to be less crowded but nowadays many students take over the place - so know when to come and when to avoid. Limited food options.

Thank Mike H
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

o.k. this place has it all , a great cup of joe, tastis morning treats and a mellow sitting area. traffic and parking are a little tight but walk a block and your good.

Thank gary m
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I think it is funny that a hip name for a very expensive coffee house is the title of a laborer's union. Sort of insulting. Doesn't really make sense. Expensive and not that delicious. I guess it is trendy.

Thank KES2012
Berkeley, California
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I think this is a really nice local coffee house with better then decent coffee and nice barista people, not to mention pretty good wifi. The 123 in the name is a reference to the route number for San Pablo Ave, the original highway fore they built the interstate to the east.

Thank Harold_Davis
Berkeley, California
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Another great little place within walking distance of my house. Great coffee choices, teas and the flour-less peanut butter cookies are to die for! Great little place to go for a bite and a sip.

Thank Tora S
Berkeley, California, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

By far, the best latte in Berkeley-and that's a very high bar. Friendly staff, nice vibe-really a great place. Only caveat is the portion is on the small side.

Thank Doug E
Chandler, Arizona
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

The pics of perfect cappuccino and mocha show it. Loving care put into each drink. The steamed milk in my cup was just the right temp & taste. Followed by that strong but not bitter hit of espresso. A bit tough to find seat, but it was the perfect cold, rainy saturday afternoon to be in a coffee shop. Cudos... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This coffee is just out of this world. The owners hand select the best, most fragrant and delicious roasts. Then they offer amazing food pairings, and even classes on becoming a super taster. This is my absolute favorite place to visit in the East Bay. You have to go, and pay attention to how they make your coffee. Each cup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley

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