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1620 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1612
+1 510-845-2233
07:00 - 16:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best waffles anywhere. And the atmosphere is great. If you're not ordering a waffle, the portions are small, but everything is carefully prepared. Oh and the spicy mocha is great. Drink it out of a bowl like they do in France.

Thank John T
Coonoor, India
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I've been taken here twice and really enjoyed the food and relaxed ambiance. This time I had a breakfast croissant egg sandwich, fruit, and tea. So good. It's in a nice boutique neighbourhood .

Thank cgopalan
Berkeley, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Popped into the Guerilla Cafe, yesterday for a quick breakfast. Had the croissant egg sandwich. It was well cooked, hot and fresh. Lots of young uns sitting over their coffee and lap-tops. A few outside tables available to watch Berkeley walk by.

Thank UncleChuckles
The Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

It's a bit unobtrusive but it seems that the regulars sometimes make it difficult to get a seat. Slightly alternative vibe, friendly service and simple but tasty food (polenta!). Nice for people watching, too. And just a block away from Chez Panisse :).

Thank cuckatoo
Andrea A, owner at Guerilla Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear you're a fan of the vibes, the people-watching, the tasty polenta, and all of the other great things that go on here. Hope to see you in for another delicious meal again soon. Take care, The Guerilla Cafe More 

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

I was wandering around on Sunday morning (my first stay in Berkeley in many years) looking for a place to get breakfast. There are other (larger) places around but this one has some local color to it. Ordered at the counter and they bring it to you. Poached eggs on pancetta on whole grain toast-eggs not over cooked and very... More 

Thank Alaska84
Andrea A, owner at Guerilla Cafe, responded to this review

Alaska84, so glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us! We really try to cultivate a local feel so it makes our day when someone takes notice. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Berkeley! Best, The Guerilla Cafe More 

Walnut Creek, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Arrived with family for lunch. Not much room in the cafe but we managed to move two empty tables together after some wrangling with the staff (which was sparse). Grabbed some menus, decided on our orders (menu options also sparse), and waited in line...and waited...finally our turn and after requesting the caprese sandwich, were informed they were out. And the... More 

Thank chaosreins
Andrea A, owner at Guerilla Cafe, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear you didn't get a chance to give us a real try! Our cafe is a rather small space and fills up quite a bit for the breakfast rush. Unfortunately, some things on our menu tend to dwindle during that 8-11 AM breakfast stretch. We'll look into how we can prevent that from happening moving forward.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Four of us had a delicious breakfast the other day, served quickly and courteously...the waffles with fresh fruit are delicious and not those awful cardboard imitations you get at most places, ditto poached eggs on challah...everything was so good that we got a sandwich to go for lunch -- turkey panini, also fresh and delicious. Even the coffee was rich... More 

Thank anita z
Andrea A, owner at Guerilla Cafe, responded to this review

Anita, glad we could hit the spot for you and your friends! We like to think our waffles are some of the best in the bay, so it makes our day to hear you liked those especially. And you got a sandwich to go? What a compliment. Come back anytime! Best, The Guerilla Cafe More 

El Cerrito, California
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is one of my favorite breakfast places in Berkeley. The food is very fresh and prepared with care. They don't have a big menu, but everything is outstanding. Love the poached eggs, the savory polenta and my husband enjoys the croissant sandwiches and the fresh squeezed OJ. Highly recommend. It is small, but we have never waited more than... More 

Thank LauranTony
Andrea A, owner at Guerilla Cafe, responded to this review

Good call on the poached eggs and polenta, as well as your husband's croissant sandwich. We really hope they hit the spot! Come in again anytime, and we would love to kick it up a notch for you to a 5-star experience! Best, The Guerilla Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-2233
Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley, CA serves healthy organic breakfast & lunch. For cool vibes, amazing art, & healthy food, it's here in the Gourmet Ghetto.

Guerilla Cafe is an eclectic cafe with diverse people and a cool, family vibe. Our dishes are organic, homemade and good for you. Featuring Blue Bottle Coffee, poached eggs, Panini grilled sandwiches, savory polenta, a delicious hummus plate and the best waffles in the Bay area. We also serve mimosas from fresh squeezed OJ and grapefruit juice.

At Guerilla Cafe we have let our creativity run wild. We have designed a creative space that includes eclectic music and focuses on activism, social justice, and features art by local and international artists. We love our community and believe in supporting organic and fair trade products.

We have catering options available and don't forget to ask us about our soup and waffle of the day. For some good, organic eats stop in for breakfast or lunch today.

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