Sunday, May 11, 2008
La Note - Berkeley, CA
2377 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
I used to live just around the corner from this cozy French bistro when I was attending Cal several years ago. Despite the proximity, however, regretfully I only dined there twice during the four years of my studying and living in Berkeley. The price range was, and still is, only about $10 to $15 for brunch and maybe a little more for dinner. But back then it felt too expensive for a hungry student and I often opted for cheaper meals (or for quantity as opposed to quality) in student food court near campus. Everything tasted good back then anyways...
This time, I went back to La Note for Sunday Brunch with Min and my parents who were visiting from Southern California. As usual, there were several groups of people scattered over the sidewalk in front the restaurant waiting for a table. While this could be a little inconvenient, I think a waitlist is always a good indication of how good restaurants are. Having gone for brunch, we ended up ordering several versions of egg dishes plus some bread which were all very delicious and fulfilling. Especially, I forget the name - baguettes topped with fresh goat cheese and pickled bell peppers and some herbs were really good.