Berkeley Horticultural is a medium-size, family-owned retail nursery that provides a large selection of plants with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. It has departments specifically for California natives, Mediterranean plants, roses, tropical plants, cacti, and bulbs. It also has a smaller selection of Japanese maples and citruses, as well as gardening supplies, fertilizers, and tools. Berkeley Horticultural Nursery also frequently hosts free classes. It will deliver locally but does not do mail-order.
Sells custom-made, premium hardwood furniture for home and office.
Lets you choose from a world’s worth of cheese; it’s picnic central, and the breads are often still warm from the oven.
Chocolatier Blue offers a delicious "aphrodisiac collection" of truffles in creative flavors like red wine, sassafras, and "champagne & popcorn"
At the sidewalk tables outside, attractive hipsters enjoy a late brunch — grilled panini, poached eggs and toast, or the waffle of the day with fruit. Inside, animated with the buzz of excellent espresso drinks, still more attractive hipsters converse as soulful beats play in the background. At the counter, laminated tributes to subversive visionaries from Mother Jones to Bob Marley kindle activist sparks. Owners Andrea Ali, Keba Konte, and Rachel Konte are artists who select thought-provoking work to showcase on the walls. Never has the leftist cafe community been so tasty, creative, and mod. Organic, fair-trade coffee served.