On my way to seek out Lalimes, I stopped by this tiny coffee and tea store which is a block away.
The decaf French Roast is probably my favorite decaf version of that roast. It is very smooth and not over roasted.
They have some jars of leaf tea. The black tea with apricot smells wonderful, but the brewed cup wasnt as nice as it smelled. It was a little tannic for me. There is a small, but good selection of tea ware and coffee paraphernalia.
It is owned and run by the very pleasant Jayne Tang who says they have been at that location since the early 1990s. Easy parking.
1312 GILMAN ST
Berkeley, CA 94701
Phone: (510) 526 2204