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Semifreddi's Bakery

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3084 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2630
+1 510-596-9942
07:00 - 16:00
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food - sandwiches are terrific and pastries are great as well. Was there for lunch and it was lovely to sit outside and eat.

Thank Carolyn R
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This place always has amazing bread. It is made fresh daily and has a sour, rustic flavor that goes well with anything. It has selective hours so check their website before making the trip. They have several different types of bread. Do not miss this place!

Thank Terrell B
Berkeley, California
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We've been going here for years. The school bus used to drop the kids off across the street and we would dash in here for our afternoon snack. The best challah, the best breads, friendly service, just a great little neighborhood treat.

Thank Farallons
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This place has a good feeling... very friendly staff, tasteful sandwiches, what a lovely place to eat!

Thank Annelies B
Berkeley, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This reminds me of a place in college that I used to go for bagels or lunch. Their bread is amazing and they have a good choice of sandwiches. I always like going here as it's not filled with computer geeks--more of a neighborhood crowd.

Thank VAnne510
New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I'm craving their apple turnover right now. The husband and I stopped in here 2 out of 2 mornings during our stay at the Claremont Hotel. Nice AM walk and lovely neighborhood spot.

Thank themnbear
Oakland, California
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

This is a favorite for that sandwich after a good workout, and the lattes are good too. A nice, small, neighborhood place with pretty wood floors, nice light, indoor seating plus two outdoor tables.

Thank Barbara_Antle
New Jersey
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345 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

I love all their breads and am very sad to leave the world of Semis when I return home to NJ. I always bring their sourdough home with me.

Thank Annelyse C
United States
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327 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

The baked goods are fresh and good, but I'm not "wowed" by anything here. The coffee drinks are just okay, they use Mr. Espresso brand coffee; I'm definitely an Illy fan. Will do in a pinch, but I don't go out of my way to come here.

Thank MrFozziedoggie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2008

Stick to Pain Levaine and baguettes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3084 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-596-9942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?