Cheeseboard Pizza Collective Review, Berkeley


Cheeseboard Pizza Collective

1512 Shattuck Ave (Between Cedar and Vine)

Berkeley, CA 94709


Cheeseboard Pizza Collective Website

Cheeseboard Berkeley exterior decor

Cheeseboard Pizza Collective is a worker owned collective of 12 people who served a different pizza each day. It is located in North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. They also serve a single type of salad. Cash or check only. There can be a line around the block at peak times. It is located next door to the Cheese Board Collective, which sells excellent cheese, bread, cookies, muffins, etc. Our last visit was at the end of 2010.

Cheeseboard Berkeley interior decor

Decor, Vibe – Cheeseboard has a clean modern place with live music much of the time. Some seating inside and outside. Lots of typical Berkeley-ites including students.

Cheeseboard Berkeley Bakery 2

Cheeseboard Berkeley Bakery

Cheeseboard Bakery

Cheeseboard Berkeley Bread

Rye Bread, Asiago Breadsticks, Raisin Bun

Cheesboard Menu Pictures

Cheeseboard Berkeley Menu


Cheeseboard Berkeley pizza potato pizza

Potato Pizza

Cheeseboard Berkeley pizza 2

Red Bell Pepper, Onions, Kalamata Olive pizza

Red Bell Pepper, Onions, Kalamata Olive, Mozzarella Cheese, Feta Cheese, Garlic Olive Oil, Italian Parsley Pizza ($2.50 slice, $20 entire pie) – This was the pizza of the day. It had crunchy sourdough like crust over half of a slice, while the rest was chewy and not soggy or burnt. Cheese was high quality and very good. This is one heavy pizza even though it had no meat and was not thick crust. Very Good stuff. We did not miss meat when eating this pizza. On another visit we had Roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, mozzarella & Gruyere cheese, garlic olive oil, Italian parsley.



Cheese board has very good pizza and an interesting venue. It could only occur in Berkeley. The bakery next door is great. Lots of fresh bakery items. We would come back if we were in the area.

Be sure to visit Kirala 2 across the street in the Epicurious Garden. They have great Japanese to go food. Also across the street is Chez Panisse.

Other pizza related hot spots nearby include: Gioia New York style pizza and Emilia’s pizza

Other related locations:

Arizmendi Bakery
4301 San Pablo Ave (At 43rd St)
Emeryville, CA 94608

Arizmendi Bakery
1331 9th Avenue (Between Irving and Judah)
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-3117

Arizmendi Cooperative
3265 Lakeshore
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 268-8849

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Cheeseboard Pizza Collective Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:Tu-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 4:30-8pm
Prices:$2.50 - $20

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