2043 Allston Way, Berkeley
The place is very friendly and helpful and faster Breakfast BagelBelgian Waffle SandwichesClassic Lox
I came here pretty much every day of my senior year at Berkeley High. I would literally run here during passing period to get an egg sausage and cheese English muffin sando or a sausage breakfast burrito. With the Cholula hot sauce packets they have...mmm. Super tasty and inexpensive (better hot savory breakfast options than K's around the block). Superb Rally Day fuel.
Decent food, good service, quick in and out...
I really enjoy the bagels here. I've been here a handful of times now in the mornings and it's been really nice - people trickle in and out and I'm usually able to get my bagel within 5 minutes. The bagels are toasted well and the everything bagels are delicious. The Californian is very good - with sprouts, cream cheese and avocado. There's only a little bit of avocado, however, so don't expect more of a quarter of an avocado in the bagel. The budget bagel is also pretty good but there's only a little bit of lox in it (just cut up pieces) mixed in with the cream cheese. I thought there was too much cream cheese for my liking there but it was still pretty good. I really like the bagels here though and would recommend it. At $5-$6 for a specialty bagel, it's worth the price!
Been going to this place for over ten years I used to work next door at the YMCA and this was all of our go to for breakfast and lunch
i go here to get smoothies sometimes and i seen reviews that the workers are very rude and like racist. i never really experienced that expect for today , a man came in and asked how much a salad was and the lady said $1.26 or something like that a pound. the man laughed and say okay and i understand because that's expensive for a salad. them the asian man that's always there taking orders tried to pick a fight with the CUSTOMER because he said that's expensive . i really don't understand why he tried to do that just because he said the salad was expensive. their smoothies good though , just need better and respectful customer service
This place is without a doubt - THE BEST SALAD BAR in the East Bay. They have a wide selection and everything is super fresh. Better than the salad bar at Whole Foods. The customer service is generous with a smile. The also have sandwiches, pastries, fruit, beverages, soups, and a terrific breakfast sandwich. Can't imagine why their rating isn't five star or why they don't pop up as Number One on Best Salad Bar! Met several other new people there the other day and we all agreed - nowhere else in the Bay Area compares to their freshness with ample variety. Oh, well. Perhaps it's to our advantage that it's a best kept secret!!
I do not know why this place has any bad reviews because it's amazing!! The best homemade breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, bagels of all types, and fresh iced and regular coffee--LIKE YOUR MOTHER WOULD MAKE IT (REAL ingredients, nothing frozen, delicious, and with love)--and extremely fast... faster than Starbucks pops your frozen items in the toaster oven you could have some real sustenance on your way to work/class! Anyway, it's also a family-owned business and they're great people who truly appreciate your business- another reason to go here instead of one of the sub-par multiple chains in Berk.
Love going here before work
I love this place for breakfast or lunch. Delicious Belgian waffle sandwiches with egg, bacon and sausage. Great options with the build your own sandwich and salad bars! Good matzo soup as well!
Don't understand all the negativity here. Been coming here a lot this semester because they have more variety than the coffee shop on the other side of the parking garage and they are always friendly and fast. Good iced coffee, excellent breakfast sandwiches and burritos. The smoothies I have tried are good and the fresh juices are a nice offering as well. Additionally, even the fruit salad is better than the other place because the other place uses grapes with seeds in them which I find gross. This place is clean and unusually quiet for its location, which I appreciate. FYI If you don't like high school students you should probably not get your breakfast or lunch from a place that is half a block away from a high school.
Best Bagel in Berkeley
Hordes of high schoolers. Probably because it looks like a cafeteria. No lo-fat cream cheese. They burnt my bagel. I was the only one ordering. Toast another bagel!
This place is STILL how I remember it back from my BHS days. Food still tastes the same, same good quality!. And just as I was coming in from my trip from Sacramento, they just finished cleaning the restrooms, which is always a good sign. This is my first stop "go-to" whenever I touchdown back in the bay.... And this is over a 10yr period!
2043 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704