Our 3 favorite coffee shops

Here at the Clog, we drink so much coffee that we’re surprised it hasn’t replaced the blood in our bodies. Feeling tired? Coffee. Midday slump? Coffee. Need to stay up to finish writing that paper? Coffee. Thirsty? Coffee. Hot out? Iced coffee. Freezing cold out? Hot coffee. Coffee, coffee and
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A guide to ordering your next cup of coffee

While we might have once found it acceptable to order just a plain old cup of joe, living in Berkeley has taught us differently. We still have the old second-wave coffee shops like Peet’s and Starbucks, but we have the added benefit of the Bay Area’s third-wave artisanal coffee, like Philz Coffee, and soon, Blue Bottle Coffee. With all the different choices, it can become unnecessarily overwhelming to order. The person in front of you got a non-fat triple-shot caramel macchiato, but what’s the right taste for you? Luckily, we at Clog are here to help you decipher the menu.
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ippudo location

Ippudo NY: Berkeley’s hottest and mod-est new ramen

With Biryani House’s sudden closure in 2014 and Mandarin Garden’s devastating fire in late 2015, the corner of Shattuck and University avenues might seem a less-than-ideal site to post up shop. But Ippudo NY, a burgeoning ramen brasserie from New York, is not about to let some bad history stop it
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