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Chaat Cafe

1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
+1 510-845-1431
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“chaat” (6 reviews)
“mango lassi” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food was hearty, homecooking style, we enjoyed it a lot. Don't expect elevated, fine cuisine though. This is real, like you would maybe expect in a side street in india, too. Cheap beer, as well, and better than most we found in the US...More

Thank davidrebel
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Tasty and fresh food. The chicken tika kebab plate was particularity delicious and we liked how you can pick whether you prefer white or brown meat. We went for the chicken breast and it was really good.. Quick, friendly service. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We found this little Indian food place to be fairly decent for a quick bite. My medium hot order was a bit too much for me. So, may be order mild to get medium hot food. Mango Lassi was refreshing and you can request it...More

Thank Slow_Mustang
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We from mumbai are chaat lovers and our chaats (tangy spciy snacks) are really crisp and delicious. What we got here were just the names of mumbai chaats but not their true form and taste. Sev puris were without sev, dahi puris were minus the...More

Thank wagamaama
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had Chole Bhature, and it was great to have this in Berkeley. I would say, not very good but still happy that I was able to something like this here. Also tried Paani Puri which was also great 😀

1  Thank vikknp
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The wife and I wanted a quick lunch after the Berkeley half marathon, and this place really hit the spot! The food was fresh and authentic and we both learned a few things regarding new items on the menu to try next time. This place...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My daughter and I shared a bhel puri and chole bhaturey for dinner. Both preparation were quick and served courteously. The bhel was just so-so. The bhatura was decidedly oily and seemed to have been fried in cold oil. We took an extra bhatura with...More

Thank Travelwealthynwise
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The workers over at Fidelity investments told us about this place where they often lunch in the neighborhood of the university. Simple take-out sort of counter in the back, plenty of tables and a few booths - not much to look at - BUT, the...More

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Chaat Cafe is simply the best: -the staff is super nice & caring (I've been offered a free lassi just because I was a regular customer!) -the food is de-li-cious! You have choice and yet everytime you try a new thing, it seems it's the...More

Thank Deb-et-Mad
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The most awesome chaat, kebabs and pani puri ( gol Gappas) I have ever tasted in USA. Me and my hubby really enjoyed them. The staff was very friendly. The service was awesome and on time and the food was very fresh and well cooked!...More

1  Thank SadafS769
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-1431
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