Love At First Bite 1510 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA94709 Nestled inside the Walnut Square center between Walnut and Vine, this small bakery uses the finest natural ingredients…More to create beautiful cupcakes in flavors ranging from red velvet to mud pie. When the bakery is open, displays of cupcakes line the store. Bakers work in the back concocting and frosting cupcakes and cakes for hungry customers.
True Love Tattoo 2630 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 True Love Tattoo specializes in custom designs and high quality artistic work. Dave Moore, the owner of the studio, has…More over ten years of professional experience and has won top awards in numerous different styles at national tattoo conventions. He also specializes in styles like Traditional American, Traditional Japanese, New School Effects and Biomechanics. If you're not sure what kind of tattoo you'd like, you can peruse the sample artwork that covers the walls.
River of Words' Young At Art Gallery 2547 8th St, Berkeley, CA94710 A unique type of nonprofit, River of Words is dedicated to training those who work with children to incorporate a love…More of nature and a love of art into their work. This art gallery on Eighth Street in Berkeley showcases childrens' environmentally themed art from around the world in support of the nonprofit. Visitors are welcomed, but River suggests you call ahead to confirm they will be open before you come.
In France, the expression "a la folie" is used when one is in love to the point of madness. Owner Nafissa Tayebi…More named her store A La Folie to suggest the madness of love, reflected in her inventory of beautiful European lingerie. The shop, a 4th Street mainstay for more than a dozen years, fits women of all shapes and sizes, from 30A to 40H; a specialized fitting service is offered for more particular styles, such as those needed for plunging necklines or backless outfits. The basics here are anything but -- this is the place to go when you're looking for that special little nothing. A La Folie also carries a nice selection of jewelry, soaps and chocolates.</p>
West Coast Pizza 1706 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 The locally-owned and operated pizza shop has all the standard favorites with every kind of topping imaginable. Meat…More lovers will love The All Meat Massacre and non-carnivorous patrons will enjoy plenty of veggie options like the Pesto Antipasto or Mediterranean. Customers are crazy for the cheese sticks and the daily specials. Late night delivery is also available.
Bombay Cuisine 2006 9th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Bombay Cuisine has served Northern and Southern style Indian food since 1985. Customers love the Bombay Thali, Lamb…More Biryani and other favorites such as the Vindaloo and dosas. Bombay Cuisine carries a few appetizers that are unusual including patra, which are crushed chickpeas, tamarind and spices in a Taro leaf. Don't forget to wash your meal down with a tasty Mango Lassi.
Arkay Foundation 127 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94710 Arkay Foundation is the touching legacy of a man's love for his wife and of his continuing dedication to making the…More world a better place. The foundation takes a pragmatic approach to funding environmental groups and organizations that enhance the democratic process, donating money to those with the greatest capability for effecting change. Organizations looking for funding should contact the administrative offices of Arkay Foundation.
Edoko Japanese Restaurant 1722 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 This family-owned and -operated sushi buffet opened in 2003. Its fixed-price sushi menu (with salad, soup and dessert)…More changes daily. Customers love the miso and seafood soup, salmon sushi and tempura. Be the hero by hiring Edoko to cater your next event.
Serendipity Books 1201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 Even before you enter, you can see Serendipity is not your average bookstore. Walking into this shop is a little like…More walking into the creative mind -- books on all subjects are piled to the ceiling, interspersed with the occasional piece of art or musical instrument. This is a bookstore for people who truly love books, and since it specializes in used and rare books, invest a few hours wandering through the stacks and you are sure to come away with some gems.
Alzheimer's Service of the East Bay 2320 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA94704 If you or someone you love is in the first stages of Alzheimer's, this non-profit could be a valuable community resource…More for your entire family. ASEB provides day care for Alzheimer's patients, support groups for their families, outreach and education programs. Contact it for more information on its services or to volunteer your time or money.
Little Hunan 125 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA94704 Little Hunan is a Chinese restaurant that's been locally owned and operated since 1984. It serves Mandarin and Szechuan…More style dishes. Customers love the Hunan Crispy Chicken, Mongolian Beef, and Salt and Pepper Prawns among others. They're conveniently located next to everything in downtown Berkeley and are just a block from BART.
This Into That 2547 8th St, Berkeley, CA94710 No need to choose between your love of art and literature when you shop This Into That, a furniture gallery in which the…More bookcases, tables and chairs are all built from vintage books. Artist Jim Rosenau has created a number of pieces with themes ranging from winter to the murder of Humpty Dumpty. Customers can also commission a custom build.
Other Change of Hobbit 3264 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA94703 The local bookstore specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres and expands to include romance, historical…More fiction, hard science and mystery. A black and a Siamese tabby cat inhabit the store, keeping the employees company. The employees love to refer customers to new authors based on individual interests, making this the place for avid readers to come for some fresh ideas.
Stuart Pratt Manor 2020 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 Stuart Pratt Manor is a an independent living facility for seniors. At Stuart Pratt Manor they provide a safe and…More conferable environment which sits on a beautifully maintained property in Berkeley. The residents of Stuart Pratt Manor live independently and come and go as they please. Stuart Pratt Manor does offer staff that come by and help with light chores and up-keep. If you or a love one are looking for a wonderful place to settle down, check out Stuart Pratt Manor.
Center for Creative Inquiry 2425 Hillside Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 This academic center strives to make people fall in love with learning by questioning base assumptions and exploring…More alternative forms of knowing. The Web site features a number of topics, such as consciousness, education and time-space knowledge. For each of these topics, it has identified resources for those interested in exploring alternative notions about the topic as well as sponsoring online discussions between members. It also hosts programs, retreats and workshops for a low cost.
Juice Appeal 150 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA94704 Juice Appeal is a locally-owned shop that has more healthy, fresh smoothies than you can shake a stick at. Customers…More love the Strawberry Splash, Mango Madness, Energizer, and the veggie blends. Try some wheat grass on its own or put in your fruit smoothie. You can also get you morning coffee or tea, as well as quick snacks. You can stop buy on your way to work or school as they are right in the middle of downtown Berkeley and make sure to get a card to join their frequent buyers club to maximize value.
The Cheese Steak Shop 1054 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94710 The name pretty much says it all: The folks that run the Cheese Steak Shop love them some cheese steak. But then, who…More doesn't? And with the shop's loyalty programs, you can come in and explore their deals on just about everything, if you eat it enough. The shop serves steak and chicken sandwiches, hoagies, fries and salads. Though let's be honest: Who gets a salad at the Cheese Steak Shop?
Via Center 2126 6th St, Berkeley, CA94710 The Via Center provides moderately to severely developmentally disabled adults educational and therapeutic programs…More designed to maximize their chances of success in the outside world. It focuses mostly on vocational and life skills, including social skills. The Center also operates an adult residence in El Cerrito where residents practice self-management and attend programs. See their website to learn how you can help or to find out how they can help you or someone you love.
Von Hemert Antiques 1989 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 Von Hemert Antiques has been in business since 1968. Known for having hard-to-find silver pieces, customers love to…More browse through cases full of silverware, dishes and figurines. Paintings and framed documents line the walls and are stacked along the floor areas and all kinds of knick knacks fill every other available space. The stock rotates here often, so there is always something new at Von Hemert Antiques.
Cari Borja 2117 4th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Clothing designer Cari Borja is known for her ruffled feminine dresses and almost Victorian sensibilities. …More Possessed of a doctorate in anthropology from UC Berkeley, Borja takes inspiration from her love of travel and gifts of observation, picking up notions here and there as a great cook might pick up spices. Her clothes are uber feminine and some call them works of art. Ruffles are her stock in trade. Her clothes are carried at a number of local shops or you can stop by her studio during the two days per week that it is open to the public and purchase something directly from the designer.
Castle In The Air 1805 4th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Castle in the Air describes itself as a studio for the imagination. Walking into this store makes you feel as…More though you've stumbled into the pages of a fairy tale which is not so surprising once you realize that their motto is "Believe in the fantasy." And fantastic it all is. Both adults and children can find something to love here, from the fountain pens to unique crafting supplies to puppets and unique paper mache gifts. The store also offers specialty classes ranging from calligraphy to illumination to wreath making and so much more.<br />
Home at Last Animal Rescue P.O. Box 2261, Berkeley, CA94702 Home at Last has lowered the euthanasia rate in Berkeley by over 40% in recent years by providing foster homes for…More animals in city shelters until they can be adopted. Foster families provide the animals with homes, medical care, rehabilitation and socialization until they are adoptable. In return, the families get love and adoration from some furry friends who sorely need them. Go online to make a donation, find a dog or cat to adopt or to find more information about how you can fill your life with perpetual kittenhood by becoming a foster friend.
Trinity United Methodist Church of Berkeley 2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 This Reconciling United Methodist Congregation seeks to follow Jesus' example by treating all persons with love,…More including those of nontraditional sexual orientations. The church leads programs that advocate poor nations around the world and low-income people within the Berkeley community. With a focus on ecology and social justice, the congregation encourages its members to perform service for their fellow man.
Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 Shattuck Cinemas is a Landmark movie theater on the ground floor of the Shattuck Hotel in downtown Berkeley. The…More theater has 10 screens and shows a wide range of films, including big budget movies, comedies, independent films, dramas, romantic comedies, foreign films and more. Two of the theaters have special seating, including options of couches, love seats, chairs and ottomans. There also is a bar and cafe adjacent to the lobby. Check its website for details on current films or to purchase tickets.
UC-Berkeley Department of Mathematics 970 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA94709 Cal's Department of Mathematics is peer-ranked as one of the top three math departments in America. It hosts…More the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), which draws 1,700 mathematicians from around the globe yearly for research projects. Additionally, the department conducts interdisciplinary research in the Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics and the Research Training Group in Representation Theory, Geometry and Combinatorics. There are 600 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students in the department. Several Cal mathematicians - including current faculty members Richard Borcherds and Vaughan Jones - have won the Fields Medal, math's quadrennial equivalent to the Nobel Prize. In addition, not many other math departments can boast their own adult-movie star. Prof. Edward Frenkel, who teaches multivariable calculus, co-produced and starred in "Rites of Love and Math," an homage to writer Yukio Mishima in which Frenkel tattoos the "Formula for Love without Death" on a woman's unclothed body. Paris' Le Monde newspaper called the film "stunning," but some Cal folks were upset that Frenkel appeared to be endorsing Mishima's neo-Fascist views. "Mishima is misunderstood to this day, but Berkeley, we are the home of controversy," Frenkel told crowds at the sold-out Berkeley premiere in December 2010.
William Stout Books 1605 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA94707 The great William Stout Architectural Books now has a small shop in Berkeley which is an incredible gift to the East…More Bay. William Stout Books is one of the greatest art and architecture bookstores in the country, carrying more than 20,000 titles in the fields of architecture, art, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, furniture and interior design, and landscape architecture. Established more than thirty years ago by architect Bill Stout, the original San Francisco store has been a destination point for countless architects, designers, graphic artists and those who just love design. What a welcome relief to have a little outpost here in Berkeley so you don't have to schlep all the way over to the City.
Potter's Studio 637 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA94710 This working studio and gallery was founded more than forty years ago by professional potters who allowed their friends…More and neighbors interested in pottery to use their tools, which now include sixteen wheels and ten kilns. When those potters left, the friends who had been using the facilities could not bear to let the place go, so pooled their money and bought the business. Shares are still up for sale, but aspiring potters and those who love them have several options for getting involved, including daily and monthly memberships, purchasing fire services on an as-needed basis, taking classes, hiring the place for a private party, or just coming in and shopping for clay or the many beautiful finished pieces on display created by local artists.