East Bay Dine by Derk Richardson ~ Noted with Pleasure ~ February 18, 1998


Make a better pancake and the world will make a beaten path to your door. Emerson didn’t say that, but I’m sure he would have included the honorable flapjack on his original list of book, sermon, and mousetrap, if he had given it more thought, which he would have if he’d lived long enough to eat at La Note. And, as I learned over several visits during the past month, the world of Berkeley-eaters-with-disposable-income-to-spare is indeed beating a path to La Note’s door - for pancakes, french toast, unique egg dishes, big luncheon salads, fancy baguette sandwiches, and hearty weekend dinners..... with its attractive, airy decor, creative menu, and constantly fresh and vibrant food presentation ... La Note’s biggest challenge is coping with the crowds that gather at peak times....

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