Cheese Board

★★★★★
  • 1512 Shattuck Ave

    Berkeley, CA 94709

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  • 510-549-3183

About Cheese Board

Hours
Lunch: Tue - Sat, 11:30pm - 3pm. Dinner: Tue - Sat, 4:30pm - 8pm

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Daily selection of pizza draws a line to order one of the freshest most delectable pizzas in the Bay Area. Toppings are always vegetarian but do not let that deter. Sample cheeses from a huge selection and other baked goods.

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★★★★★

Daily selection of pizza draws a line to order one of the freshest most delectable pizzas in the Bay Area. Toppings are always vegetarian but do not let that deter. Sample cheeses from a huge selection and other baked goods.

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If the other reviews do not make you want to grab a Cheeseboard Pizza, then here's another... I DO NOT like pizza, but Cheeseboard is a revelation.

I can eat at Cheeseboard every day of the week, but they are closed on Sundays and

3
★★★★★

If the other reviews do not make you want to grab a Cheeseboard Pizza, then here's another... I DO NOT like pizza, but Cheeseboard is a revelation.

I can eat at Cheeseboard every day of the week, but they are closed on Sundays and

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Love the great variety of cheeses, I love this place. The service is fantastic and I am so glad they are so close to me.

5
★★★★★

Love the great variety of cheeses, I love this place. The service is fantastic and I am so glad they are so close to me.

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My kids love pizza, so I've been to quite a few pizza places with them. This might be one of the best! The service was extremely quick and the pizza was very fresh. I could actually taste all the ingredients! My kids loved it too, so

3
★★★★★

My kids love pizza, so I've been to quite a few pizza places with them. This might be one of the best! The service was extremely quick and the pizza was very fresh. I could actually taste all the ingredients! My kids loved it too, so

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This place opened up a whole new world of pizza for me. I never knew pizza could come with so many other kinds of pizza. It may seem really crowded, but don't worry, the line is fast. I actually like that it offers only one type of pizza a day because I'm an indecisive person, and there isn't really a bad pizza here.

5
★★★★★

This place opened up a whole new world of pizza for me. I never knew pizza could come with so many other kinds of pizza. It may seem really crowded, but don't worry, the line is fast. I actually like that it offers only one type of pizza a day because I'm an indecisive person, and there isn't really a bad pizza here.

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I LOVE the pizza at Cheese Board. The cheeses are great, I usually love their topings and the crust is the best. I also like not having to decide on what to order. The jazz music gives the place a warm and soothing atmosphere.

5
★★★★★

I LOVE the pizza at Cheese Board. The cheeses are great, I usually love their topings and the crust is the best. I also like not having to decide on what to order. The jazz music gives the place a warm and soothing atmosphere.

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Okay I might be exaggerating, but it's definitely up there. Cheeseboard is unique because they only have one type of pizza every day. This might be bad news for people who like specific kinds of pizza. However this is usually not an issue because the pizza is almost always GREAT. They also give you a tiny sliver or two on top of the number of slices you order just as sort of a "thank you," which I find kind of nice.

The best thing about having only one thing on the menu (besides drinks)? The line moves reaaaally fast. The line may be out the door, but you will have your pizza in just a matter of minutes. They literally hand you your order right after you order it. And it's always fresh.

There's usually a little jazz group playing in the corner which gives the place an overall nice and homey feel.

Cheeseboard is definitely worth visiting.

5
★★★★★

Okay I might be exaggerating, but it's definitely up there. Cheeseboard is unique because they only have one type of pizza every day. This might be bad news for people who like specific kinds of pizza. However this is usually not an issue because the pizza is almost always GREAT. They also give you a tiny sliver or two on top of the number of slices you order just as sort of a "thank you," which I find kind of nice.

The best thing about having only one thing on the menu (besides drinks)? The line moves reaaaally fast. The line may be out the door, but you will have your pizza in just a matter of minutes. They literally hand you your order right after you order it. And it's always fresh.

There's usually a little jazz group playing in the corner which gives the place an overall nice and homey feel.

Cheeseboard is definitely worth visiting.

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Everything about Cheeseboard pizza rules-- from the live band playing to the festive atmospheres and most especially the delicious pizza!

2
★★★★★

Everything about Cheeseboard pizza rules-- from the live band playing to the festive atmospheres and most especially the delicious pizza!

Pros: Gourmet cheese pizza

Cons: A little pricey

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I have had cheese board pizza many times and have never been disappointed. The crust is wonderful (which is one of my favorite parts) and the toppings are so fresh and flavorful. YUMMY!

5
★★★★★

I have had cheese board pizza many times and have never been disappointed. The crust is wonderful (which is one of my favorite parts) and the toppings are so fresh and flavorful. YUMMY!

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This is the perfect place for a quick bite. It is cheap and so worth it. Pizza changes everyday but it is always delicious. Most days there is a line, but it moves quickly.

2
★★★★★

This is the perfect place for a quick bite. It is cheap and so worth it. Pizza changes everyday but it is always delicious. Most days there is a line, but it moves quickly.

Pros: Pizza

Cons: seating and line

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If you're gonna be bad and eat pizza, at least eat amazing and high quality pizza like the ones at Cheeseboard. Its a difference u can see and taste. Full of flavor and fresh ingredients and it changes daily. Worth the wait in line and the crazy time looking for parking. A Berkeley MUST!!

2
★★★★★

If you're gonna be bad and eat pizza, at least eat amazing and high quality pizza like the ones at Cheeseboard. Its a difference u can see and taste. Full of flavor and fresh ingredients and it changes daily. Worth the wait in line and the crazy time looking for parking. A Berkeley MUST!!

Pros: vegetarians unite!

Cons: no parking lot

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This pizza joint is pretty unique. It offers one type pizza a day and it is all vegetarian all the time. You have to buy by the slice, which can get a little pricey if you are buying for a whole lot of people. Also the line can get long if you are waiting for fresh pizza, so be prepared to wait. But the food is worth it!

4
★★★★☆

This pizza joint is pretty unique. It offers one type pizza a day and it is all vegetarian all the time. You have to buy by the slice, which can get a little pricey if you are buying for a whole lot of people. Also the line can get long if you are waiting for fresh pizza, so be prepared to wait. But the food is worth it!

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Vegetarian...yeah!!!! ONE SENTENCE.....BEST PIZZA I'VE EVER HAD, AND I'M FROM NEW YORK, where you can get some great pizza! Dont miss this one. There's always a line that moves like fire!!!

2
★★★★★

Vegetarian...yeah!!!! ONE SENTENCE.....BEST PIZZA I'VE EVER HAD, AND I'M FROM NEW YORK, where you can get some great pizza! Dont miss this one. There's always a line that moves like fire!!!

Pros: OUTSTANDING PIZZA

Cons: NONE

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Their pizza is awesome. It changes everyday and is always vegetarian.

Be prepared to wait. While the line moves quickly, there's always a line. There's seating, but it's almost always occupied. While illegal, the median on Shattuck offers some additional pizza eating space, but that too is oft crowded.

It's definitely worth it. A true Berkeley institution.

5
★★★★★

Their pizza is awesome. It changes everyday and is always vegetarian.

Be prepared to wait. While the line moves quickly, there's always a line. There's seating, but it's almost always occupied. While illegal, the median on Shattuck offers some additional pizza eating space, but that too is oft crowded.

It's definitely worth it. A true Berkeley institution.

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I've eaten here since I was a kid. They offer a unique pizza. High quality ingredients, great ambiance and customer service. Best of all is that they have remained consistent, not compromising on quality. They probably are like this because they care about what they sell and welcome the community. They are not money grubbing business people like most other places. They are a coop and are proud of their product. We should all be very grateful that this place exists.

2
★★★★★

I've eaten here since I was a kid. They offer a unique pizza. High quality ingredients, great ambiance and customer service. Best of all is that they have remained consistent, not compromising on quality. They probably are like this because they care about what they sell and welcome the community. They are not money grubbing business people like most other places. They are a coop and are proud of their product. We should all be very grateful that this place exists.

Pros: quality, location, friendly, good for the community

Cons: none

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I grew up around the corner from this gem and am so pleased that it remains just the same as when I was a little girl...Time stands still - Great cheese, bread, pizza, & people! Grab a slice of pizza and sit in the sun on a bench and you will feel like the luckiest person alive!!! Yay for the Cheeseboard Co-op!!!

2
★★★★★

I grew up around the corner from this gem and am so pleased that it remains just the same as when I was a little girl...Time stands still - Great cheese, bread, pizza, & people! Grab a slice of pizza and sit in the sun on a bench and you will feel like the luckiest person alive!!! Yay for the Cheeseboard Co-op!!!

Pros: Great pizza, cheese, bread

Cons: Long Lines, no where to sit!

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They use fresh ingredients to make a great pizza. I don't even realize that it's vegetarian pizza place until like the fifth time I came back. It's just a refreshing place to go for a delicious pizza.

2
★★★★★

They use fresh ingredients to make a great pizza. I don't even realize that it's vegetarian pizza place until like the fifth time I came back. It's just a refreshing place to go for a delicious pizza.

Pros: fresh and delicious

Cons: very limited seating

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Today's pie: Roma/Toasted Garlic - mozzarella, red onions, roma tomatoes, toasted fresh garlic, parmesan-grana padano cheeses, olive oil, parsley

This is now my favorite cheeseboard pizza! Went here today, usual line and crew entertaining. Pizza is the best... and the little tail is an extra bonus! Though I must say, mine was a little smaller than usual today.

2
★★★★★

Today's pie: Roma/Toasted Garlic - mozzarella, red onions, roma tomatoes, toasted fresh garlic, parmesan-grana padano cheeses, olive oil, parsley

This is now my favorite cheeseboard pizza! Went here today, usual line and crew entertaining. Pizza is the best... and the little tail is an extra bonus! Though I must say, mine was a little smaller than usual today.

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They make one kind of pizza each day and it is always terrific. The associated cheese shop next door is what usually draws me there, but it's hard to resist the pizza when you go by.

The hours are limited, so you have to make sure you hit them while they are open.

2
★★★★★

They make one kind of pizza each day and it is always terrific. The associated cheese shop next door is what usually draws me there, but it's hard to resist the pizza when you go by.

The hours are limited, so you have to make sure you hit them while they are open.

Pros: Yummy pizza

Cons: Nowhere to eat

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From the first to the last bite, cheeseboard pizza stands in a league all by itself. My favorite is anything with corn in it, however, every topping is pleasing to the palatte.

2
★★★★★

From the first to the last bite, cheeseboard pizza stands in a league all by itself. My favorite is anything with corn in it, however, every topping is pleasing to the palatte.

Pros: Delicious, Cheap, Fresh

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The Cheese Board folks make one type of pizza (vegetarian only) every day with the freshest of ingredients. The crust is thin and delightfully crunchy. Don't let the long line scare you. It goes fast because they just make the one pizza flavor. Sometimes they have live music for you while you wait.

PROS: tasty, fresh, crunchy crust
CONS:

5
★★★★★

The Cheese Board folks make one type of pizza (vegetarian only) every day with the freshest of ingredients. The crust is thin and delightfully crunchy. Don't let the long line scare you. It goes fast because they just make the one pizza flavor. Sometimes they have live music for you while you wait.

PROS: tasty, fresh, crunchy crust
CONS:

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Cheeseboard is a unique organization in itself. They do not havev multiple stores, they are not a chain and most of all they always have great pizza. All of their pizza is made fresh on the spot there and everyday they only make one type of pizza, I guarantee you though its good. Some people may say you can never eat enough, personally that dosen't go well for me, I can eat too much and get sick of it, but its pretty good.

5
★★★★★

Cheeseboard is a unique organization in itself. They do not havev multiple stores, they are not a chain and most of all they always have great pizza. All of their pizza is made fresh on the spot there and everyday they only make one type of pizza, I guarantee you though its good. Some people may say you can never eat enough, personally that dosen't go well for me, I can eat too much and get sick of it, but its pretty good.

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Get this: the place only sells one kind of pizza at a time. And it's always a veggie pizza, no meat options. Parking is a royal pain. And they have the weirdest hours of all time -- open a net total of 4 hours a day, and closed on a weekday or two.

Makes ya wonder, "Are they that lazy or are they that good?"

They're that good.

This and Vic's are the best bangs for your buck in the East Bay. By far. Cheese Board has gourmet pizza, whatever they made that day, at $2 a slice, made from some of the finest cheese to be had. Walk up, order by telling them the number of slices you want, and drop a buck or two for the jazz combo on your way out.

5
★★★★★

Get this: the place only sells one kind of pizza at a time. And it's always a veggie pizza, no meat options. Parking is a royal pain. And they have the weirdest hours of all time -- open a net total of 4 hours a day, and closed on a weekday or two.

Makes ya wonder, "Are they that lazy or are they that good?"

They're that good.

This and Vic's are the best bangs for your buck in the East Bay. By far. Cheese Board has gourmet pizza, whatever they made that day, at $2 a slice, made from some of the finest cheese to be had. Walk up, order by telling them the number of slices you want, and drop a buck or two for the jazz combo on your way out.

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One of the first things I do every time I come home to Berkeley is hit the cheese board. Their pizza is one of the things I miss most about the bay. . . cheap, gormet, and an excellent business to support, (one of the first collectives in Berkeley, and a shining example at that) the cheese board is universally highly recommended.

5
★★★★★

One of the first things I do every time I come home to Berkeley is hit the cheese board. Their pizza is one of the things I miss most about the bay. . . cheap, gormet, and an excellent business to support, (one of the first collectives in Berkeley, and a shining example at that) the cheese board is universally highly recommended.

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Cheeseboard pizza is delicious, the quality of their ingredients is top notch, and the service is impecable. They only take cash and checks though, so make sure you bring enough money as the pizza can be expensive. The prices are $18 for whole and $9 for half.

Their pizza is vegetarian, emphasizing the cheese. Each day, they only serve one type of pizza, so don't come here if you are picky.

Sometimes they also have Jazz.

PROS: Excellent pizza, great service
CONS: Cash only, can be expensive

5
★★★★★

Cheeseboard pizza is delicious, the quality of their ingredients is top notch, and the service is impecable. They only take cash and checks though, so make sure you bring enough money as the pizza can be expensive. The prices are $18 for whole and $9 for half.

Their pizza is vegetarian, emphasizing the cheese. Each day, they only serve one type of pizza, so don't come here if you are picky.

Sometimes they also have Jazz.

PROS: Excellent pizza, great service
CONS: Cash only, can be expensive

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This pizza is JUST OK. Most of the time the pizza du jour has large chunks of onion in the sauce which makes this pizza stink, literally -- it smells unappetizing. And the combinations are normally dreaful. Then you have to line up to get the pizza like in the army. The locals are hanging out all over the place eating the pizza thinking this is a cool thing to do since the shop is a socialist co-op. This is not a good pizza folks. You are fooling yourselves.

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★★★☆☆

This pizza is JUST OK. Most of the time the pizza du jour has large chunks of onion in the sauce which makes this pizza stink, literally -- it smells unappetizing. And the combinations are normally dreaful. Then you have to line up to get the pizza like in the army. The locals are hanging out all over the place eating the pizza thinking this is a cool thing to do since the shop is a socialist co-op. This is not a good pizza folks. You are fooling yourselves.

Cons: , no seating, mediocre pizza

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if once, just once, you could taste something besides garlic. Every pizza has garlic galore. Now I love garlic, but this is getting OLD.

1
★★★☆☆

if once, just once, you could taste something besides garlic. Every pizza has garlic galore. Now I love garlic, but this is getting OLD.

Pros: nice to eat outside, good crust, tasty

Cons: , long line

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...they sure do bang out a bunchapizzas! And they're delicious. Potential customers should be aware though that there's limited seating, there are line ups out the door for people wanting to take a pizza home. There's music believe it or not, good music - several nights a week, talented people working for tips - even if you don't eat pizza - GO FOR THE MUSIC - and warm and friendly people!

2
★★★★★

...they sure do bang out a bunchapizzas! And they're delicious. Potential customers should be aware though that there's limited seating, there are line ups out the door for people wanting to take a pizza home. There's music believe it or not, good music - several nights a week, talented people working for tips - even if you don't eat pizza - GO FOR THE MUSIC - and warm and friendly people!

Pros: Awesome pizza, Good music, Friendly people

Cons: Too small 2 stay long, Uncomfortable chairs

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The Cheeseboard has ruined me for other pizza.
The pizza (ONE KIND per day) changes daily is always excellent and their inspired combinations certainly do not make you wish for any more or less. Ingredients are simple, vegetarian, beautiful and thoroughly satisfying.
The crust is perfectly thin and crunchy with a sumptuous bath of fruity olive oil once out of the oven.
They tend to run out early so get yours well before closing time!
Just so you don't have the wrong idea - this isn't so much a dine-in place as a take-out place w/ a few tables, a piano and an everpresent line.

2
★★★★★

The Cheeseboard has ruined me for other pizza.
The pizza (ONE KIND per day) changes daily is always excellent and their inspired combinations certainly do not make you wish for any more or less. Ingredients are simple, vegetarian, beautiful and thoroughly satisfying.
The crust is perfectly thin and crunchy with a sumptuous bath of fruity olive oil once out of the oven.
They tend to run out early so get yours well before closing time!
Just so you don't have the wrong idea - this isn't so much a dine-in place as a take-out place w/ a few tables, a piano and an everpresent line.

Pros: freshness, simplicity, value

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These guys know how to run an establishment. The lines run out the door at lunch and the food is excellent. The people who work there seem to like the job and the people who patronize the joint. I have even seen them giving homeless people the royal treatment. A true class act!

2
★★★★★

These guys know how to run an establishment. The lines run out the door at lunch and the food is excellent. The people who work there seem to like the job and the people who patronize the joint. I have even seen them giving homeless people the royal treatment. A true class act!

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In addition to having the best pizza in the East Bay, Cheeseboard Pizza is also a successful worker co-operative. The Deli and Pizza locations are both wholly owned and operated by the workers, with the majority of executive decisions coming from regular "council" meetings. The Pizza place is actually a subsidiary of the Deli, but it has the option of forming a separate co-op at any time. If you've ever wondered why they have such strange hours, it's because that's what the workers chose!

2
★★★★★

In addition to having the best pizza in the East Bay, Cheeseboard Pizza is also a successful worker co-operative. The Deli and Pizza locations are both wholly owned and operated by the workers, with the majority of executive decisions coming from regular "council" meetings. The Pizza place is actually a subsidiary of the Deli, but it has the option of forming a separate co-op at any time. If you've ever wondered why they have such strange hours, it's because that's what the workers chose!

Pros: The Pizza!, Round-numbered prices

Cons: Limited seating, Almost no parking, Strange hours

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They make great pizza. Go there on a sunny saturaday noon time, and sit on the side of the road and enjoy the pizza, good time.

2
★★★★★

They make great pizza. Go there on a sunny saturaday noon time, and sit on the side of the road and enjoy the pizza, good time.

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Using fresh veggies and the best crust this side of heaven, the Cheeseboard makes the very best vegetarian pizza. No questions, hands down. Often you can get fine live jazz as you stand in line. Outstanding.

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★★★★★

Using fresh veggies and the best crust this side of heaven, the Cheeseboard makes the very best vegetarian pizza. No questions, hands down. Often you can get fine live jazz as you stand in line. Outstanding.

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The smell of baking pizza wafting down Shattuck drives me in every time!

2
★★★★★

The smell of baking pizza wafting down Shattuck drives me in every time!

Pros: inexpensive, fun, delicious

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We visited the Bay Area in the end of August and we made a stop in Berkeley. Not being a pizza person here in NYC, I opted not to get anything when my husband went in to Cheeseboard. We sat outside as he slowly savored every bite, enticing me to try a bit - heaven! I couldn't believe how good it was! A man sitting next to me must have had the same opinion because he called his friends right there and told them to come down and get some.

I think we're moving....

2
★★★★★

We visited the Bay Area in the end of August and we made a stop in Berkeley. Not being a pizza person here in NYC, I opted not to get anything when my husband went in to Cheeseboard. We sat outside as he slowly savored every bite, enticing me to try a bit - heaven! I couldn't believe how good it was! A man sitting next to me must have had the same opinion because he called his friends right there and told them to come down and get some.

I think we're moving....

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You have never had pizza like this before. The cheese they use is far from chedddar or Mozarella. The cheese always complements the variety of pizza offered and with the excellent crust you will never want to eat another pizza as long as you live.

2
★★★★★

You have never had pizza like this before. The cheese they use is far from chedddar or Mozarella. The cheese always complements the variety of pizza offered and with the excellent crust you will never want to eat another pizza as long as you live.

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A handful of simple ingredients create vegetarian white pizza with layers of fresh flavor. Line up early, or chances are, the shop will sell out of the pie of the day. Always check the Cheeseboard next store for leftover, half-baked pies to take home. There's nothing like nibbling on a hot slice as someone bangs out a tune on the piano on a sunny day. A funky, friendly Berkeley vibe rings through the tiny shop as the line for pizza curls out the door and down the street.

2
★★★★★

A handful of simple ingredients create vegetarian white pizza with layers of fresh flavor. Line up early, or chances are, the shop will sell out of the pie of the day. Always check the Cheeseboard next store for leftover, half-baked pies to take home. There's nothing like nibbling on a hot slice as someone bangs out a tune on the piano on a sunny day. A funky, friendly Berkeley vibe rings through the tiny shop as the line for pizza curls out the door and down the street.

Pros: Delicious Pizza, Friendly Service

Cons: Sporadic Hours, Cramped Space, Limited Selection

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This minimalist pizzeria is operated by the neighboring Cheese Board Collective cheese store and bakery. The pizzas---only one variety is served each day---feature a somewhat thin chewy-crunchy sourdough crust topped with cheese and a…

 

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