The family-owned and -operated Berkeley institution has everything you need to fix a radio, stereo, or death ray.
Ahh... Au Coquelet, the welcoming Berkeley cafe where you can get a cup of coffee at the crack of dawn and come back after midnight for another cup with an Irish kick, indulge in a fresh fruit torte or any of the spot's homemade desserts. No matter what time of day you opt to sit for a spell in the brick-walled Berkeley institution, there tables are sure to be dotted with people typing at laptops, thumbing through books, or just shooting the breeze.
A bead emporium with everything from Swarovski crystal to vintage Lucite, plus classes in all levels of beading, wirework, and even metalsmithing.
Dr. Wong will give you a thorough eye exam and afterward help you pick the ideal frames for your look and your pocketbook. Styles start at $42 and stop at, well, Moschino.
This is the liveliest game shop in the East Bay, with geeky guys and gals packed wall-to-wall late into the night.
Turns out, the Hotel at Shattuck Plaza has not only a rock-solid restaurant, but a bang-up — if slightly mannered — bar space as well. Drinks are well-made and undeniably thought-out — you'll be hard-pressed to find a cocktail here with fewer than five ingredients — but it's a pleasant place for an after-work or post-theater cocktail.
This place has its role players and Magic shufflers downstairs, plus all the Frisbee golf supplies you’ll need to shoot 9 out by I-80.