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2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720-2312
+1 510-642-9490
Today
08:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:30
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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here while attending a seminar. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed, with outdoor seating with a view across Berkeley and San Francisco Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. Service was prompt, even thought it was busy, and the staff maintained a friendly attitude. My turkey sandwich was very flavorful, even though not overly elaborate, and my colleague's BLT... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped in before a Cal football game and it really fit the bill. Nice, dark atmosphere with tile floor and very much of a student-union feel. Really good cheeseburgers ordered at the counter. Various sandwiches, etc. Beer available, too.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We returned for hamburgers prior to the evening Cal Berkeley - Texas Longhorn game. The place was very busy and full of Texas Longhorns and a few Cal Fans. The Oklahoma versus Ohio Game was on the TV. We were fortunate to find a table. Wait in line was long to get beers. We had Stella beers. We then had... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The I-house café is mostly a student spot, but if you’re on your way to a game or concert, or just visiting Cal, I think it’s not a bad spot to stop for a coffee or bite to eat. One of the best things about it is the view – especially at sunset – since the conservatory and outdoor seating... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We went here prior to the Cal-Washington State Game for lunch. We had hamburgers and ice tea. One orders at the counter and then they call your number when food is ready. Hamburgers were very good. The International House Cafe is part of International House on campus. This is a place where many international students live at UC Berkeley and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

I-House has big tables that are usually empty. The terrace overlooks the bay, and on sunny days the views is simply beautiful! Their coffee is ok, but their chocolate croissants are bomb! Also, AirBears 2 works here, which is a huge plus.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

They have coffees and pastries, but also sandwiches and salads, and even beer. You can also get on the airbears wifi there. It is part of the IHouse, which houses mostly international students, so it has a hostel/dorm feel, but it's a very calm atmosphere. The best thing about this place has to be the views of the Bay.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Limited breakfast menu. Our selections were quite good. Prices are reasonable.. Hours vary, with some delayed openings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2008

Not a very big menu, but the food is really good and the portions are enormous for a downright laughable price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

Good place to go grab coffee....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720-2312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-642-9490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?