Fanny's Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1603 San Pablo Ave

    Berkeley, CA 94702

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  • 510-524-5447

About Fanny's Cafe

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sun 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

Food

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I made the mistake when ordering. I asked for a "tall" mocha. Boy did I get dirty looks. The coffee was good. I order a muffin a with my coffee and my total came to out to be just shy of 8.00. I thought it was was over price for a coffee and muffin.
They have a parking lot (small) and be careful when backing out.
Other then the prices I would recommend Cafe Fanny.

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★★★☆☆

I made the mistake when ordering. I asked for a "tall" mocha. Boy did I get dirty looks. The coffee was good. I order a muffin a with my coffee and my total came to out to be just shy of 8.00. I thought it was was over price for a coffee and muffin.
They have a parking lot (small) and be careful when backing out.
Other then the prices I would recommend Cafe Fanny.

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The first time I went to Cafe Fanny, I knew I was in for a treat. Their food is to die for. I absolutely LOVE the poached eggs on toast. And I didn't used to be a fan of French-style eggs! But theirs are so FRESH! I feel pampered eating breakfast here.
I also love that everything is organic, no matter what I order. And it's certainly not easy finding organic cappuccinos in the east bay! Cafe Fanny also supports local farmers, and sustainable farming practices. Their food is amazing, their coffee is fantastic, and even though it's a short walk from the north Berkeley bart, I'm there almost weekly because I am in love with their food! It's worth every penny! Go as soon as you get a chance!

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★★★★★

The first time I went to Cafe Fanny, I knew I was in for a treat. Their food is to die for. I absolutely LOVE the poached eggs on toast. And I didn't used to be a fan of French-style eggs! But theirs are so FRESH! I feel pampered eating breakfast here.
I also love that everything is organic, no matter what I order. And it's certainly not easy finding organic cappuccinos in the east bay! Cafe Fanny also supports local farmers, and sustainable farming practices. Their food is amazing, their coffee is fantastic, and even though it's a short walk from the north Berkeley bart, I'm there almost weekly because I am in love with their food! It's worth every penny! Go as soon as you get a chance!

Pros: Organic Cappuccinos in the East Bay! AMAZING food! They support sustainable local farming!

Cons: Parking can be tricky! (Try the back lot) Limited seating capacity

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I've been going to Cafe Fanny ever since my sister introduced me to it (she had heard about it in Los Angeles). The counter service is actually very friendly (in spite of what other people have written) and even though you have to wait for the food, it is always tasty and well prepared. A bit on the pricey side but worth it for the fresh and organic eats. I love the chicken sandwich and the cafe aulaits.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Cafe Fanny ever since my sister introduced me to it (she had heard about it in Los Angeles). The counter service is actually very friendly (in spite of what other people have written) and even though you have to wait for the food, it is always tasty and well prepared. A bit on the pricey side but worth it for the fresh and organic eats. I love the chicken sandwich and the cafe aulaits.

Pros: Organic, Fresh, Good menu

Cons: Lack of seating, Price

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The setting is what it is - seats are hard to come by and cramped. The food is decent but never hot. The coffee is always warm. A big disappointment. The staff is generally rude. And, the prices are ridiculous. The food just isn't good enough to merit the prices. I've tried and tried to like it but it will not happen.

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★☆☆☆☆

The setting is what it is - seats are hard to come by and cramped. The food is decent but never hot. The coffee is always warm. A big disappointment. The staff is generally rude. And, the prices are ridiculous. The food just isn't good enough to merit the prices. I've tried and tried to like it but it will not happen.

Pros: Beignets, Zinc Bar

Cons: Staff, Prices, Comfort

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This is a breakfast/brunch place owned by Alice Water of Chez Panisse fame (and a Berkeley legend). I believe it's all organic locally grown fare. It's pretty simple stuff (and not huge portions) but it's done very well. I have typically had buckwheat crepes when I've gone there, and been very pleased. They are also supposed to be famous for beignets, which always seem to run out before I arrive. The cafe au lait is also lovely -- served in very large cups. It's also located right next to a bakery so it's easy to also pick up a fresh loaf of bread if you're so inclined.

PROS: good simple food
CONS: pricey, parking is difficult

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★★★★☆

This is a breakfast/brunch place owned by Alice Water of Chez Panisse fame (and a Berkeley legend). I believe it's all organic locally grown fare. It's pretty simple stuff (and not huge portions) but it's done very well. I have typically had buckwheat crepes when I've gone there, and been very pleased. They are also supposed to be famous for beignets, which always seem to run out before I arrive. The cafe au lait is also lovely -- served in very large cups. It's also located right next to a bakery so it's easy to also pick up a fresh loaf of bread if you're so inclined.

PROS: good simple food
CONS: pricey, parking is difficult

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I've lived in Berkeley for a long time, enjoy the food scene here, and have grown to accept the attitude that often goes along with it. I've eaten at Cafe Fanny at least 30 times, and I have a love-hate relationship with the place. There is no disputing that the food is quite good (not phenomenal). But the service is so exasperatingly bad, that I often vow to never return. In particular, I pay for my beverage and don't get it almost half the time. Last time I was very rudely asked, "Well, did you *pay* for an americano?" The overall staff attitude is that I should feel lucky that they are willing to sell me food -- at quite high prices.

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★★★☆☆

I've lived in Berkeley for a long time, enjoy the food scene here, and have grown to accept the attitude that often goes along with it. I've eaten at Cafe Fanny at least 30 times, and I have a love-hate relationship with the place. There is no disputing that the food is quite good (not phenomenal). But the service is so exasperatingly bad, that I often vow to never return. In particular, I pay for my beverage and don't get it almost half the time. Last time I was very rudely asked, "Well, did you *pay* for an americano?" The overall staff attitude is that I should feel lucky that they are willing to sell me food -- at quite high prices.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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I went here one Sunday morning on the recommendation of a friend. We didn't wait at all, ordered immediately and got a table no problem.

My friend and I were sitting there drinking our Au Laits and I whispered to her, "This isn't very hot." They must have the place miked because 5 seconds later a server came rushing out with brand new Au Laits for us and said, " I don't know if those first ones were hot enough for you."

Unbelievable! They really go out of their way to make you happy!

The food is pricey but exceptional. It's just like a little Cafe on a street in Paris! I love it. The Au Laits are reason enough to go.

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★★★★★

I went here one Sunday morning on the recommendation of a friend. We didn't wait at all, ordered immediately and got a table no problem.

My friend and I were sitting there drinking our Au Laits and I whispered to her, "This isn't very hot." They must have the place miked because 5 seconds later a server came rushing out with brand new Au Laits for us and said, " I don't know if those first ones were hot enough for you."

Unbelievable! They really go out of their way to make you happy!

The food is pricey but exceptional. It's just like a little Cafe on a street in Paris! I love it. The Au Laits are reason enough to go.

Pros: Impeccable food, overthetop service, au laits

Cons: gets busy, parking

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Exquisite cafe alait.....creamy rich full-bodied heart-warming. Friendly and bright counter persons. I drive 45 minutes to enjoy fairly frequently on the weekends.

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★★★★☆

Exquisite cafe alait.....creamy rich full-bodied heart-warming. Friendly and bright counter persons. I drive 45 minutes to enjoy fairly frequently on the weekends.

Pros: excellent cafe alait, excellent pastires, excellent friendlysvc

Cons: atmosphere lacking, parking just ok, +large plants outside

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Great desserts and breakfast pastries. Good soups as well. Just great food overall.

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★★★★★

Great desserts and breakfast pastries. Good soups as well. Just great food overall.

Pros: great food

Cons: the parking lot

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Simply wonderful food with a chef extraordinaire in charge and not to be missed...?!

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★★★★★

Simply wonderful food with a chef extraordinaire in charge and not to be missed...?!

Pros: Deliously great eats, reasonable/accessible, casual and comfortabl

Cons: Crowded, no iced tea, good staff turnaround

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This is a stand-up bar in more ways than one. First, it the understated relative of Alice Waters' refined Chez Panisse. In other words, quality ingredients have been culled from the best purveyors in the Bay Area and brought to the zinc…

 

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