Mom and pop shops/boutiques and lots of restaurants line this long street on the Berkeley/Albany border. Where we go for chinese food, indian food and ice cream. Do try one of the many Himalayan/Nepalese restaurants.
A neighborhood gem, wonderful food and exceptional service. Great for special occasions. Small bar but if you can grab a seat and eat there, it's a good thing. Excellent wine list - love their sparklings!
Named one of the top five shopping areas in the country. Great way to spend an afternoon or entire day of shopping and hanging out: excellent restaurants, high-end boutiques, Peet's Coffee, Restoration Hardware, etc. Nice 15 Minute walk.
Expensive, but this gets five stars for being SO close to Kiwi, offering everything from organic produce to dry-goods and personal care. And they are open until 8pm, so running out of milk isn't the end of the world.