A relatively new dining hall has opened at UC Berkeley .... it's a state of the art kitchen and dining area ( stainless steel & glass ) .... several cooking stations and lots of other choices .... all open to the public, as well as the student population. My s.o. went there for lunch and said it was pretty dazzling - not everything is to die for but she was impressed with several items she tried. Lots of things to choose from and she's looking forward to returning. For non students the tab is $4.75 for breakfast, $6.75 for lunch and $7.25 for dinner. If I understand the following article and what Janice said - it's eat all you want. Not sure how they do that but what the ..... go for it.
It's on the first floor of the Residential and Student Services Building at 2415 Bowditch