When there is a Sunday morning my friends and I have free, without question Thai Temple is the perfect spot to start the day. Berkeley is home to many A list eateries, but Berkeley locals know the secret spots.
In an effort to restore their Buddhist temple, member of the congregation host a Thai food brunch in the garden behind the property. Money is exchanged for tokens. There are meat dishes, vegetarian meals, soups and desserts. Each plate is worth a set amount of tokens which you trade the chefs for behind the counter. The temple is a block away from major streets and public transit for easy access.
The morning sun and freshly made Thai tea will start anyone's day of on the right foot.