WHERE IS LE MARCHé?
Le Marché on Fourth is held inside the Kiss That Frog warehouse. The Kiss That Frog warehouse is a big industrial building on Fourth Street in Berkeley just south of the Fourth Street shopping area (where Bette’s Oceanview Diner, Anthropologie, MAC and the rest of the shops are located). The Kiss That Frog warehouse is on a block with many other industrial types of buildings so its a quiet block during the weekend.
Please enter Le Marché through the main entrance of the Kiss That Frog warehouse.
HOW DO I GET THERE AND WHERE DO I PARK?
Le Marché is at the Kiss That Frog warehouse at 2310 Fourth Street in Berkeley, CA. The closest freeway exit is the University Avenue exit off the I-80. There is no designated parking for Le Marché on Fourth. Its street parking only.
The closet BART station is North Berkeley (1.6 miles away). Le Marché is also accessible by several AC Transit bus lines (the 49, 72 and more). Plan your trip here.
Lyft, Uber, and local taxis are also good options.
WILL THERE BE A LINE?
Depending on when you visit Le Marché, you might have to wait on line to get inside. In the past, the line has been longest on Saturday morning.
If there is a line, it will start at the the Kiss That Frog Warehouse main entrance, extend North on Fourth Street and, if necessary, wrap around the corner heading West onto Bancroft.
Here's some tips for making your time on line go by faster:
- Bring entertainment! A friend to chat with, a book to read or a podcast to listen to.
- Dress in layers. It gets windy and chilly on Fourth Street because its so close to the water but our block is also quite exposed so if the sun is shining it can get warm quickly too.
- Bring an umbrella (if rain is in the forecast).
- Stay hydrated and fed. Have water and/or coffee and a snack on hand (keep reading for our favorite breakfast, lunch and snack spots close to Le Marché).
- Know the location of the closest public bathroom (its Tomate Cafe & Vik's chaat house).
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ONCE I'M INSIDE LE MARCHé?
Bring your own bag! Lots of folks find it helpful to bring re-useable shopping bags. If you forget one, we'll also have several cute and practical totes for sale at Le Marché. We will also have a limited amount of rolling trolleys available for use. These are usually in high demand though so bags are a smart backup option.
We will have also have a packing station on the right aisle near the glassware and ceramics. We can pack and price your fragile items ahead of checkout!
We have one single occupancy bathroom inside the warehouse.
We accept cash and credit only.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DAY OF LE MARCHé?
There's lots of ways to make a day out of your visit to Le Marché! We are surrounded by delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. Some Le Marché favorites are:
Standard Fare - Standard Fare prepares delicious and seasonal food in a beautiful open kitchen. Their special olive oil cake and coffee make a wonderful breakfast and their daily grain salad and soup are a lunch must.
Tomate Cafe - Super close to Le Marché on Fourth! This all day breakfast and lunch spot serves a little bit of everything from breakfast burritos to zucchini pancakes. Indoor and outdoor seating plus wifi and a dog friendly patio!
Catahoula Kaffeegarten - This Richmond based roastery's Fourth Street location is a couple blocks away from Le Marché and a great place for a pre or post Marché latte or tea. There's also a good selection of small snack items and indoor and outdoor seating.
Franklin Brothers Market - This new neighborhood market is just a block and a half up Bancroft from Le Marché. The convenience of a bodega/corner store plus the thoughtful selection of a speciality foods/gourmet market. They have hot drip coffee and snacks to boot!
Vik's Chaat House - Delicious Indian cuisine in a cafeteria setup. Their fresh coconuts, mango lassis and chai tea are a good option for a snack while waiting in line and the daily specials are perfect for lunch after the sale. There's always a meat and a veggie option and the specials come with rice, flatbread, raita and more!
Pompette - The new kid on the block from Bay Area veterans David and Caramia Visick. Seasonal California meets French bistro. Our new favorite!
Zut! Tavern - Another great Fourth Street option for a late lunch or early dinner after Le Marché. Excellent local and seasonally focused menu plus a great bar program to boot.