I've rarely had a donut that could top one from Peterson's Donut Corner. They're in a little hut, literally on the corner, and have a few walk up windows next to the giant window that features the donuts. It's painted with weird animals on the top, so it's hard to miss.
These aren't your average donuts by any means. They're bigger, taste less greasy, and use homemade, real butter cream frosting. They're really like eating mini cakes. The best thing is, they're just as cheap as any other donut!
Once you've had theses, it's hard to go back to normal donuts.
I like the vibe of this place. It's heavy on the after-work and tourist crowd. I wouldn't call it a place for singles or anything like that. Most people who go have their own groups. It's still enjoyable.
It's always really busy and sometimes hard to find seating. They have a great on-tap beer selection. They often have live music which is never that good or bad, but it can make it pretty loud in there.
Time for a Pint!
You can get most every kind of common Mexican dish at Picante. I am pretty partial to the burritos (the Chorizo y Papas is delicious) but everything is good.
It's really hearty, but not at all greasy or too cheesy like other Mexican places can be.
It's a counter-style restaurant which also does take-out. They make everything fresh there and it shows. They have an awesome salsa selection and a good beer library.
It's pretty kid friendly and pretty busy. There are definitely too many kids in here, unless you really like kids. You can usually get a table though.
They also do a brunch, which I haven't tried, but looks pretty delicious.
This is a great brunch spot and definitely pretty 'Berkeley'. As other reviewers noted, it can be tough to get into. It's a small restaurant and I put very little faith in the host staff to respect the first come, first served rule. So many times, some older lady has come in a half hour after her name was called and was immediately jumped to the front of the line. That's just not cool.
The food is excellent though. They have a fresh baked selection of a scone and muffin du jour. I really, really love the Challah French Toast. Their omelettes are tasty too. The coffee is a little burnt, but this is again a pretty Berkeley thing.
People really like to take their kids here. There are also a lot of people who come down from the Claremont Resort.
My adivice: come on a weekday. Even then, many people are not working/on vacation.
I really like this place because it feels like you're at someone's house, in Germany.
They have a really awesome selection of German beers both in bottle and on tap. They actually serve it in real European glasses that mark off how much you get (usually a half liter). This is a great place to hang out and have a few beers.
I had the Jaegerschnitzel and it was pretty tasty. It's not super cheap - about $20 per person for food - but I'd say it's worth it.
I'll definitely be going back.
This is one of those weird San Francisco restaurants. It's nominally a deli but it also serves Burmese selections.
The sandwiches are pretty good. The turkey for the turkey sandwich is actually carved off a roast turkey in the case. It's pretty delicious for the price.
I would definitely go back.
I've seen a number of acts here. Most recently, I saw Patton Oswalt and Arj Barker do stand up. Before I saw part of the MST3K crew (Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy) do their Rifftrax Live show. It's been awesome.
There is of course a two drink minimum. The wait staff isn't all that attentive to what you actually order. They're just about getting you booze.
They also really pack 'em in, so get there early if you want to get a decent seat.
Pretty easy to get to since it's right in North Beach.
I've had my hair cut with Ian numerous times. He's always been really easy to schedule, friendly, and gave me great cuts. Yeah it's a little expensive, but it was usually worth it compared to similar salons in the Bay Area.
I do agree, the reception staff could be better. More often they really don't know what's up.
These burritos are the closest thing I can find to true So. Cal. burritos. The carne asada is delicious.
I really love that they don't put "guacamole" on your burrito, they deftly carve out fresh avocado slices right onto the burrito. It's awesome.
The chips leave much to be desired as they're just from a pre-made bag (i.e. not made on premises.)
They also have plenty of Tapatio for extra seasoning.
This place takes me back to Oahu big time. It's the best plate lunch I've possibly had outside of Hawaii. This doesn't mean it's the best *food* mind you, just the best *plate lunch*. For the uninitiated, plate lunch macaroni salad is never awesome.
They have small and large versions of plate lunch. The small is decent and the large is pretty hearty. Both are totally cheap!
The staff is really friendly and the place is cool and clean.