Best Outdoor Dining ~ East Bay Express 2001


Spend a sunny morning sitting on the patio of La Note and you’ll swear you’ve jetted off to Aix en Provence. The brick courtyard is surrounded by flowers and high yellow walls that look like they’ve spent a few decades next to the sea. You can take your cafe au lait at one of the pleasant table cloth-covered tables and lean over to sniff at the lavender and jasmine bushes next to your chair. Too bright? Put on your Jackie-O sunglasses and have the garcon move one of the parasols nearer. Watch out, or you might be brained by one of the ripe lemons ready to drop from the trees overhead.

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