Babette is a near-anomaly in its genre: a museum cafe that’s not mediocre. Tucked inside the Berkeley Art Museum, this hip little spot is a marvel of chic-meets-homey, perfect for the gallery-weary savant who needs a place to nosh and revive. The food is a rotating menu of farm-to-table done well, a suitable complement for the institution that hosted Chez Panisse’s 40th anniversary bash.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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