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Good, Friendly Cafe

jessinEC | Dec 23, 201008:46 PM

Here's a plug for a good, friendly cafe on San Pablo @ Virginia in Berkeley -- Cafe Leila. I went there today with my sister and three of our kids. My son and I had BLTs -- very tasty bacon, they followed our request for light mayo. The tomatoes were a bit lackluster, but that's more our fault for ordering something with T in December. Best news, though, from a mom's perspective, my son gobbled up the salad -- the dressing was really tasty and not over-powering. My sister and her kids split a tuna salad sandwich (which got eaten up in a flash) and a California wrap (which was a bit harder to eat -- good parts, but the presentation needs work).

We've been here a bunch of times and the service is always very friendly. They'll make things off-menu (like a fruit plate) and are very accommodating to kids. The back garden is lovely and has funky kitchen-themed art (an enormous whisk, for example) that is fun to look at.

Support your local, independent cafes!

Cafe Leila
1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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