Sharks is a small clothing store that sells a lot of vintage clothing, shoes and accesories for both men and women. The last time I went they had a large selection of cowboy boots to choose from and looked to be of very good quality too. I found some good shirts and ties here at pretty good prices.
Celtic Inheritance is a nice little shop that sells handmade celtic jewelry for both men and women. They have earrings, pendants, rings, cuff links and more in all the different precious metals like platinum and gold. They also sell celtic clothing, decorative items and books. One time I visited the store and the owner was making jewelry while customers watched.
I have dealt with Jim Doten Honda only once when I was looking for the best deal on a new Odyssey I wanted to buy. In fact, I contacted several Honda dealerships throughout northern California and this was just one of them. The price that they were willing to offer me was not competitive at all. They were not even willing to negotiate a price that was even remotely close to my asking price which was pretty reasonable.
The Botanical Garden in Berkeley is a great place to go for ideas for your own garden or even for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The place is always quiet and very few people are there whenever I am there. The garden has a large number of native California plants as well as plants from all around the world. They do charge an admission fee of $5 for adults and $1 for kids aged 3-18.
The Berkeley Hat company is a neat shop that sells only hats for every occasion imaginable. They carry straw hats, boaters, berets, fedoras, hats for church or just one to go with a Halloween costume. Their store is filled from floor to ceiling with hats of every material and color. Their staff are friendly and knowledgeable and can help you find the perfect hat for any occasion.
Masses Patries is a little bakery that has a great deal to offer. Just outside their front door you get to smell the inviting aroma of freshly baked pastries. Their glass display cases have a large variety of tasty treats like tarts, clairs, tortes, cookies, cakes. Everything is artfully made and delicious. I like to get a morning coffee there and a small treat to go with it.
Paper Heaven does not just sell paper as the store name implies. They sell a great deal of other items too such as party supplies, toys, and little gift items. They have quite a large variety of items for sale and is rather interesting to look through their stuff. Their staff are very friendly and helpful as well.
Pegasus & Pendragon Books is a great little bookstore that has a pretty collection of used books. It is not as big as Moes bookstore though. Pegasus also sells used music CDs as well as new ones. Their books are well organized and the used ones are in great condition. The staff there are also very friendly and helpful.
Moes Books is very easy to spot with their large red and white striped awning right above their storefront entrance. They have a huge collection of new books as well as a huge collection of used books and books that are no longer in print. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to help you find a book and even special order it for you if they dont have it in stock.
I used to work just a few blocks from Berkeley Bowl which made it very convenient to shop there. I normally just walked there though from work rather than drive because parking is difficult to find. They do carry a large selection and variety of fresh produce at great prices.