Take a Peek at PIQ in Downtown Berkeley


Late August in Berkeley saw the opening of ~PIQ~ (pronounced like “peek,” stands for Pane Italiano Qualita)—an Italian bakery and café from a group of Italian food and wine professionals who believe in both high quality food and quick service. (Think: Italy’s slow answer to fast food.) PIQ serves espresso drinks and pastries in the morning; focaccia, panini, and antipasti at lunch; and pizzas and antipasti at dinner. The café sports modernist fixtures imported from Italy, a bi-level interior, and outdoor seating. Hours are Mon-Thu 6:30am-9pm, Fri 6:30am-10:30pm, Sat 9am-10:30pm, and Sun 9am-9pm. 91 Shattuck Square at Addison, Berkeley