RIP Caffe Mediterraneum [Berkeley]

It’s hard to believe preservationists let this place die and I cringe to think of “The Med” being replaced by a Third Wave otter water joint with smug ABD’s pouring water over coffee grounds.

Even before my Cal days I would hitchhike from North Beach to Berkeley (via the Broadway on-ramp) to hang out there, Robbie’s and Moe’s Books (my Telegraph Ave Holy Trinity).

It’s not your father’s Berkeley!

Goodbye to Berkeley’s Iconic Caffe Med

Darn! I remember going there when we’d venture into the “big city” with my mother. It was one of her old haunts.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold