This is very similar to many of the other crepe-style restaurants (Crepevine, Crepes on Cole, Crepeville, etc). They serve "house potatoes" with just about everything.
Sandwiches are OK, though I do suspect they're using some kind of Oscar Meyer meats. Crepes are passable. Service is fine and prices are good. If you need something quick and affordable, this place is nice.
The Beach Hut is truly an escape to an 'island state of mind'. It really doesn't feel like you're in Sacramento as soon as you enter (which is certainly a good thing).
I recommend the Surfin' Pig and Surfin' Bird. Where else can you get cream cheese on a sandwich? It simply isn't done, which is a shame because it's delicious.
Insider tip: Err on the smaller side as a small is pretty hearty.
They also turn on misters in the patio when it's really hot out.
This is the better Berkeley Chipotle if you had to pick. The one on Telegraph is much smaller and lower quality (less fresh, more botched orders, etc.)
The patio seating is ok for being in a parking lot. Parking is ample, day or night.
It's pretty much just cakes, cookies, and of course cupcakes. The cupcakes all have little names like "Red Hot Love" and "Ginger Babycakes". They're all really good, from-scratch cupcakes. They're kinda expensive, but I think well worth it. It's really a whimsical idea to go to a cupcakery but I like that Berkeley has places like this.
It's your standard bakery. For some weird reason it reminds me of bakery's in LA. Maybe it's the era of the cases inside?
You can buy individual cupcakes. It's like it was someone's birthday in your third grade class all over again. While they aren't as good as the Cupcakery up the street they're A) cheaper and B) more authentic to that store-bought/box cupcake experience. Yes, I am counting this as a definite plus.
Also, if you want any kind of themed sheet cake, this is the place to go. Grocery stores in Berkeley either have weak or non-existent bakery services and gourmet bakeries just won't do a football or Pokemon cake.
Videots is a really cool neighborhood store. Realistically, they can't compete with Netflix but I like to go in there every now and again because they have lots of random stuff. Often they have cool staff picks and little notecards on films. If it weren't for these I would have never seen Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311361/) You can't fake quality video store recommendations like that.
Really, Zachary's is in my Top 5 Reasons to live in Berkeley. If I had to leave, I know this would be the place I'd miss.
Deep dish is awesome, but filling. A Real Man™ can be hard pressed to finish two slices sometimes.
The thin crust is equally excellent, just a bit lighter than its heartier brother.
Beer selection is top notch. Salads are surprisingly good. They have one of the best Caesar salads anywhere (in part due to Semifreddi's super garlic crotons, a local treat). They focus on a few simple things and they do them perfectly.
They are employee owned which is pretty cool.
They're always busy, but it's worth the wait no question. Lunch is never that busy and they have pretty cheap slices ready to go.
World class indeed!
Surprisingly, Bolfing's has pretty much all the random hardware you'd need. Prices are actually pretty reasonable compared to your Home Depot, etc.
The staff is mostly helpful, though the turnover can be high. The older the employee, the better I've found.
I usually go here when I just need one little random thing. You couldn't built an awesome tree-fort exclusively from Bolfing's, but if you need some screws or a small can of spray paint, it's a great place to go.
Also, they always have random displays in the window which are pretty cool. My favorite was a cardboard cutout of Legolas holding a rake. Ahhh Berkeley.
It's in a quaint converted house which is nice. The porch is really cool for just sipping coffee and watching bikes go by.
This used to be home of seriously the greatest blueberry muffin known to mankind. I do not use this praise lightly. I have traveled the world in search of a finer muffin, but have failed. Since management changed late last year, the pastry quality has gone a bit downhill. The truffles are still good. The recipes are close to the originals, but the execution just isn't there.
Overall, a nice morning place to get coffee and baked goods.
Lots of sweet and savory crepes. The potatoes have admittedly gone down in quality, but they're still ok. Their sandwich combos are good. It's a bit pricey on a college student budget, but somehow I found the change and hit Crepeville frequently (often whilst hungover). Their muffins are good (when they're fresh) and their coffee has its good days and bad.
It's generally a nice place to hang out, study, or kill time with food and drink. Very neighborhoody.
I have mooched off their free wifi many a time while a UC Davis student. Plugs can be competitive, but it's not too bad. You can also pick up the wifi signal from Ciocolat across the street.
Crepeville is actually a chain in a broader family of restaurants owned by the same person. There are two other Crepevilles in Sacramento, Crepes on Cole in The Haight, San Francisco is the same, and Crepevine in Rockridge, Oakland are all basically the same.