From the land that gave us the Birkenstock sandal comes Gaumenkitzel, a sweetly earnest, organics-only bakery-restaurant just off Berkeley's University Avenue. The food's simple (even bland at times) but deftly cooked—a combo well suited to mornings, when you can get made-from-scratch muesli, eggs with smoked salmon, rolls with grapefruit-thyme marmalade, or an eye-opening blood orange--rosemary smoothie. Like the food, the Ikea-esque space—all blond wood and citrusy colors—is at its best at breakfast time.
2121 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702