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Tivoli Caffe

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2554 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1713
+1 510-704-1332
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 00:00
Fri 07:30 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My reason for submitting this review is that I think the inexpensive simple meal I had this afternoon (see title) deserves five stars as such, that is, in comparison with similar food served in small eateries and coffee houses. It was tasty and filling. The owner and his kitchen staff definitely made me feel welcome. If I lived in Berkeley,... More 

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Thank Roland V
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The owner was super friendly. Even though it was busy, he took time to tell us about his kids working there who are also UC Berkeley students, and encouraged my son who was touring campus. The place was noisy & run-down, so in future I will take my yummy panini to go.

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Thank Elizabeth R
LA
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

My daughter and I wanted a quick lunch after our UC Berkeley tour as we were ready to head to our next destination. My daughter got a slice of pizza, and I had a home-cooked breakfast for lunch. The food was good...the eggs were much better than what I typically get at places like Denny's and IHOP. Also, it is... More 

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Thank pwillard
Berkeley, California
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The have incredible sandwiches (try the Jonny, with avocado), with bread they make and pretty good service, you can feel like eating at home.

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Thank SPHBERK
Sacramento, California
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140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I just stopped in for something quick and settled on a ham and cheese sandwich. They asked if mustard was ok but did not tell me it would be VERY SPICY mustard! I could not eat the sandwich, the mustard was so hot. They did not offer to refund the price or to make another sandwich or anything. Their attitude... More 

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Thank John W
Orange county, CA
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We were greeted so warmly, what a lovely family owned business. Such a nice change from the nondescript SoCal restaurants we are used to. Food was delicious and very cheap for the area. George is an absolute doll, I would go back just to talk with him. Don't miss this

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Thank RtcLopez
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is a small, cozy eatery across the street from the UC Berkeley campus. It is easy to pass right by because it's on a block jam packed with cafes and retail stores, but don't pass it by! First, the food is mostly homemade and tasty, prices are reasonable and the family who owns the place is very friendly and... More 

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Thank Joy S
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2012

The service at this family-owned business is exceptional. The food is tasty and well-prepared. The staff is very attentive. Was happy to find this spot while touring the UC Berkeley campus.

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Thank LindaN66
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stopped in before going to a concert nearby, and were welcomed by the owner who was behind the counter. I can't speak to the physical layout of the cafe, because the rear of the lower level was blocked by a pizza oven waiting to be installed. I believe there's an upstairs, too, but we didn't go up there. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2554 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-1332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?