Berkeley's unique 4th Street Shops worth exploring
Berkeley's 4th Street shopping area offers 3 blocks of unique shops and restaurants. Some of my favorite spots are The Gardener for gardening accesories and housewares, Nest for beautiful gift items and linens, and Bette's Oceanview Diner for breakfast (did someone say buttermilk pancakes!). There are a few chain stores like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn but most are one-of-a-kind shops. Most stores open at 10 a.m. so plan on breakfast before "window licking" and shopping.