From La Note Restaurant Provençal, Berkeley, Calif.

Oatmeal-Raspberry Pancakes with Berry Coulis

This southern French restaurant is known for rustic bistro fare at lunch and dinner, but at breakfast rumpled locals come in droves to relax over inspired egg dishes, toasted brioche with lavender honey, and oatmeal-raspberry or crème fraîche pancakes accompanied by café au lait served in bowls so big it’s almost hard to find room for them on the little wooden tables.

Charming details ― the chunky Provençal pottery, French-country table linens, bowls of jam and brown sugar cubes – make this the next best thing to being in France.

La Note Restaurant Provençal, 2377 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA; (510) 843-1535.

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