Doyle Street Cafe: American lunch
Doyle Street Cafe is an American restaurant on, duh, Doyle Street in Emeryville. The neighbourhood has been converted from semi-industrial to dwellings, and there are also small offices here and there.
The place was quite packed during lunch hours, but we could find a table without problems. There is an extensive lunch list and also a few daily specials. The price of a portion is around $10.
The meals are good, fresh basic American food; fortunately not saturated with a lot of fat. There are not that many warm portions, but a variety of salads and sandwiches served with fries should be able to satisfy your appetite. They serve also Peet's coffee.
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Emery Bay Cafe: All American Diner Experience
Emery Bay Cafe is located in a dull looking building on Christie Avenue, near the intersection to highway 80. Inside, the cafe has a few diner style seats and a bakery.
The variety of food is decent, and they provide more than just basic bakery goods -- burgers and alike. All basic special coffees are also available. Prices are ok.
The service is swift and you don't have to wait too long in the queue. There were a lot of people inside when I visited the place, so it seems to be popular with the locals -- or the only choice in the neighbourhood.
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California Pizza Kitchen: Fusion Pizzas
California Pizza Kitchen is a restaurant chain that specialises, as name implies, in pizzas and other widely known Italian food. The menu has a lot of various items, so everybody should find something to eat.
The food is fusion-oriented. There are influences from Far East and China, and they add taste to the Italian base menu.
The restaurant itself was quite okay, a bit loudy, though, and the tables looked like that they have been bought from a bankcrupcy estate of a diner. Service was fast and very attentive, the waiter asked at least three times whether everything is okay.
Chevy's Fresh Mex: Basic Mexican
Chevy's Fresh Mex is a basic Mexican restaurant chain spread all around the country. Emeryville joint is located at the waterfront on the Powell Street. Most of the Emeryville services are on the other side of the highway, so you do not stumble here that easily -- unless you are living in Holiday Inn next door.
The restaurant is quite big and almost full of people during lunch hour. The place is very noisy, muzak banging from the loudspeakers and people chatting all the time. Someone may feel too distracted to enjoy meal in this environment.
The tables facing the sea have an okay vista, nothing spectacular, but it still beats the views to the highway.
The menu is extensive, as usual with Mexican restaurants, and the food is good. The portions are not just the archetypical Mexican fare, but there is slight hints of fusion kitchen here and there.
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