Some of the best restaurants are often community-gathering spaces. You come to eat, chat with old friends, and meet new ones. This description perfectly fits Elmwood Café today and Elmwood Soda Fountain, the original restaurant established in 1921. The café is located in a historic building designed by John A. Bischoff.
Much of the original charm has been preserved throughout the building’s extensive renovation – you will see charming display cabinets, original oak paneling, an old counter, and fun little uneven red chairs. The spirit of the original Soda Fountain has been preserved through Elmwood Café’s simple comfort foods made from fresh seasonal ingredients supplied by local farmers and artisans.
They make everything in-house daily, including salads, soups, sandwiches, sauces, fresh breads, granola, jams, and syrups for their wonderful sodas. They also sell a few of their products – try their almond butter or granola.
2900 College Ave, Berkeley, California, Phone: 510-843-1300 (website)
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