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Berkeley Travel Guide

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A trip to Berkeley is not complete without a visit to Alice Water’s legendary farm-to-table restaurant. Scope out the kitchen while you’re there.

A five-minute walk to the Cal campus, this Graduate location is a postcard of Bohemian chic, collegiate plaids, and game day gold.

This jewel box of a perfume museum celebrates natural fragrances. It’s only open on Saturdays, so plan ahead!

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Patricia Lu’s pop-up bakery specializes in “funky and rustic” Asian pastries. Check out her Instagram for where she’ll be next.

This iconic grocery store, founded in 1961, sells high quality and sustainable produce from local farms. Even if you aren’t shopping, it’s worth a trip just to browse the expansive fruit and vegetable offerings. (And don’t miss the mushroom section!)

The worker-owned co-op cheese shop, bakery, and pizzeria is the place to be on the weekends. (We suggest arriving early to avoid long lines.) It’s great for a Friday night slice, Saturday morning baked goods, or picking up a variety of cheeses for a picnic.

This family-owned farm-to-cup coffee roasting company sources green coffee beans directly from women’s farm cooperatives in Central America. It’s the perfect spot to grab a cortado to-go or enjoy their outside space and a delicious lunch.

Friends Marion Abbott and Ann Leyhe founded their book shop in 2004 in the historic Elmwood district and named it after the opening line of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, Mrs. Dalloway: “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” Consider us charmed!