The Bay Area Sights

Telegraph Avenue

  • Neighborhood/Street

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Cafés, bookstores, poster shops, and street vendors line Berkeley's student-oriented thoroughfare, a bustling, if shabby, place to whiff the city's famed counterculture. T-shirt sellers and tarot-card readers come and go on a whim, but Rasputin Music (No. 2401), Amoeba Music (No. 2455), and Moe's Books (No. 2476) are neighborhood landmarks worth checking out. Allen Ginsberg wrote his acclaimed poem "Howl" at Caffe Mediterraneum (No. 2475), a relic of 1960s-era café culture that also lays claim to inventing the café latte. Panhandlers are omnipresent on Telegraph; take care at night, when things get edgier.

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South of the university from Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California, 94704, USA

Published 07/06/2016


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