This airy, high-ceilinged campus hangout offers coffees, teas, Italian sodas, pastries and sandwiches — and, perhaps more important, plenty of outlets.
The birthplace of the caffe latte and a meeting place for everyone from academics to artist types, Caffe Med serves up a satiating mix of coffee drinks, teas, breakfast fare, sandwiches, and more.
Whether you're looking to socialize, study, or people-watch, Caffe Strada provides the venue (including a large outdoor patio) and the location (directly across the street from campus) to do it. Its cafe mochas aren't bad, either.
A convenient spot to stock up on a semester's worth of school supplies, and maybe a few extra books just for pleasure. Usually housed in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Building on the UC Berkeley campus, the store has been moved to Bancroft Way temporarily due to construction, and is expected to return to its home in fall 2015.