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Downtown Berkeley
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French Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Family Style, French, European, Continental

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Food was really good! I love the service we got. Lonnie was so nice and chill. He kept checking on us and how we were doing. I will totally go back to them again!


Delicious brunch! My fiance a...

Delicious brunch! My fiance and I came here on a trip. They have delicious brunch options. I had a potato, cheese, and onion omelet with Provencal tomatoes on the side. And of course, an order of bacon. My fiance had a cinnamon brioche french toast with some orange flavor in it. Both dishes were fabulous and our latte and cappucino was perfect. Parking is easy on the street and is metered.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Food too sugary and fly in pancake

First off, the menu is very hard to read and navigate, because I do not know French. Even with that, the choices are few and bland. I ordered french toast, and creme fraiche pancakes. The french toast was not what I was expecting and tasted too eggy and sugary. They sprinkled the entire dish with powdered sugar. Later, I was left with a disgusting egg, sugar and maple syrup after-taste that managed to survive until I went to bed. I was reminded of my mistaken adventure to La Note throughout the day as I fought back the regurgitating egg mixed with maple syrup and powdered sugar. The french toast tasted too ""eggy"" for my taste. The pancakes also had lots of powdered sugar on them and tasted pretty bland, except for the sugar. Later, we discovered a dead fly lying on the pancakes. The people of La Note were kind enough though to not charge us for that one dish. The total for just the french toast was $11. I thought that going to La Note, I would be getting a unique and French take on breakfast, but I don't think I did. On the good side, the food was nicely displayed, and the decor was pretty.


Splendid Breakfast in Berkeley

Are you looking for a special place for breakfast? This little cafe serves authentic french entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be there early or else you will have at least a 15 minute wait. Enjoy!!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
delicious food and friendly service!

I'm not a morning person, but La Note was worth getting up early for. We started out with the bread basket, which was really good in itself, but when my oatmeal raspberry pancakes came I seriously couldn't put my fork down. Although the wait can be quite long (30-45 minutes isn't unusual), if you have the time, it's well worth a visit!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Charming, fun and delicious food

Went to La Note for the first time recently and LOVED IT! Food was excellent, delicious, and wholesome (cranberry oatmeal pancakes, lavendar honey, fresh apple juice). The outdoor patio is gorgeous, with overhanging fruit trees, cute tablecloths, and intimidate setting. We waited for about 30 mins for a party of 4 for Sunday brunch. Prices are high, but decent for the quality of food ($60 for 4 ppl). The entire restaurant is just fun and reminds me a French cafe. The servers there even speak french to each other.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome brunch

Me and some friends came to eat at La Note on a Saturday morning (we went early because we heard about the crowds). We were seated immediately by a beautiful hostess with dark hair who let us sit at the big family table in the middle of the restaurant. Our server was prompt and efficient, she took our order and returned almost immedieatley with our drinks and appetizer (the toasted brioche is sooooo good with butter and lavender honey). I had the creme fraiche pancakes, they were pretty normal, but the creme fraiche made them somehow creamy and rich. My partner had the Cote Sud, with these spicy lamb sausages that were to die for! Our server was french, she was pretty and funny in this really blunt french way, tres authentic. She showed us the patio as well, although it wasn't open at the time. I plan to come back in the summer to sit out there and pretend I am in Provence.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Food, bad service

I have been to La Note twice for breakfast. The first experience two weeks ago was so-so. I had the pancakes which were OK. (Everyone else I was with made better choices.) The service was a bit slow but tolerable. We went again today at 8:30. We waited an hour to be seated. Granted, we had a party of 9 and it was unusually crowded for that time but table/seating management was horrible. There were at least two instances where tables could have been put together for us but the hostess was waiting for one specific table. (Those people had walked in right before us.) Ordinarily I am a patient man but since our party had two pregnant women and three toddlers who were melting down because they were hungry, I found this to be unacceptable. I had to keep asking the hostess what was going on and felt like I had to help her do her job. We had to be seated in shifts so the kids and mom's could eat. They ordered a croissant to tide over the (crying) kids and that took to a while to arrive. (At lease she brought extra napkins in the meantime) Once we were seated, it took 15+ minutes to get coffee (isn't it already roasted?), and only after I had to remind the waitress. Once our food came, our waitress didn't come to check on us. I tried in vain to flag her down two times for coffee. However, when it was time to pay the bill, that was handled expediently. The food was good (eggs, potatoes and bacon) but the wait and poor service greatly detracted from the dining experience. I advise going only if you have lots of time and are extremely patient.


Provided by Citysearch - 
great atmosphere, poor service

This really feels like France and the food is tasty and creative. However, the lines are very long, the service is slow and doesn't know how to properly keep their waiting list. It's also more expensive than other Berkeley breakfast spots. I'll keep going back once in a while though, just for the atmosphere.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Good breakfast but bad service

Good breakfast but bad service. This was our first time there so we've only tried their French toast and ham omelette. The French toast was good but only 3 slices of that and didnt come with any sides. The omelette was light and fluffy and you can substitute their potatoes for tomatoes provencale which is better. Food is good but service was very unattentive, mainly our waittress. Took awhile before she would even drop by and take our order. Never once did she check in on us, had to try really hard to catch her attention just to get the bill. However, the hostess was nice and friendly and she even brought us our water and actually checked in on us. The waitress could sure take a lesson from the hostess. As for the atmosphere, it's got a rustic look-n-feel, however, they could sure use a sweeping of their floors and you can see dropped utensils and lots of dust and dirt.

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