Guide to Good Eats

The illustration above is by Vivian Aldridge, an instructional designer at Golden Gate University. At night and on weekends she explores the Bay Area through her urban sketching practice. Find more of her work on Instagram @vivianaldridge.

 

 

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Alameda

C’era Una Volta

1332 Park St
510.769.4828
ceraunavolta.us
Tuscan cuisine and seafood specialties in a European setting with additional outdoor seating. Recognized by L’Associazione Cuochi Fiorentini. Dinner and weekend brunch. Catering available.

 

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden

1223 Park St
510.865.2385
juliestea.com
Alameda’s one-of-a-kind spot for coffee, tea, herbal tonics, wholesome eats, and tea parties. Garden patio seating, gifts, loose-leaf tea, herb and coffee dispensary.

 

Bay Area

vp_logo_ybrVenga Paella

510.628.0018
vengapaella.com
Best Bay Area Paella Catering. Do something different! Have a paella cooked on-site or delivered at your home or office. For small fiestas to large corporate events. “Always bringing people together.”

 

Berkeley

Babette Cafe

2155 Center St , 2nd Floor
510.684.3046
babettecafe.com

Two seasoned Bay Area chefs creating thoughtful, monthly changing menus for an eclectic café on the second floor of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Incredible pastries, film-to-table dinners, catering, and special events. Open

 

Cactus Taquería

5642 College Ave
510.658.6180
cactustaqueria.com
It’s all about freshness, sustainability, and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. Everything made from scratch. Meats sourced from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.

 

Gather

2200 Oxford St at Allston
510.809.0400
gatherrestaurant.com
Called “the omnivores solution” by the New York Times, since 2009 Gather has showcased organic, “head to tail” and “root to shoot” food, craft cocktails, and sustainable local wines that truly reflect the bounty of Northern California. #gatherberkeley

 


Gaumenkitzel

2121 San Pablo Ave
510-647.5016
gaumenkitzel.net
O
rganic, handcrafted German slow food.

 

 

standard-fare-logoStandard Fare

2701 Eighth St
510.356.2261
standardfare.com
West Berkeley’s sustainable kitchen featuring organic coffee, whole grain pastries, amazing sandwiches on house focaccia, daily lunch specials, and Saturday brunch with house-cured bacon and sourdough waffles.

 

 

 Mendocino County

Westport-Hotel-brighterWestport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub

Westport, CA
877.964.3688, westporthotel.us

You’ll “get sconed” at breakfast when you spend the night at this elegant little seaside hotel north of Fort Bragg. Come stay or just drop into the Old Abalone Pub for Saturday afternoon tea or dinner any Thrusday, Friday, or Saturday night.

 

Oakland

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

4238 Park Blvd
510.336.1180, bellanico.net
Serving innovative Italian cuisine with the finest seasonal ingredients. Our pastas, desserts, and breads are made daily. We cure our own meats and make our own salumi. All can be enjoyed with unique flights of wines or wines by the glass, primarily sourced from Italy.

 

Cactus Taquería

5642 College Ave
510.658.6180
cactustaqueria.com
It’s all about freshness, sustainability, and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. Everything made from scratch. Meats sourced from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.

 

Cafe Umami

2224 MacArthur Blvd
510.646.2394
cafeumami.com

A gem hidden in Oakland’s Dimond district. Serves fresh, flavorful, nutrient-dense food and healthy drinks 7 days a week. Savor the house-made ferments, bone broth, whole-grain bowls, and veg options.

 

Degrees Plato

4251 MacArthur Blvd
510.269.7755
degreesplato.com

Degrees Plato taproom and kitchen located in Oakland’s Laurel District, featuring a curated list of independent beers and Mexican tortas and tacos.

 

Farley’s East

33 Grand Ave
510.835.7898
farleyscoffee.com

Serving fresh, healthy food and house-roasted coffee and espresso, this pulsing café at the heart of Oakland’s thriving Uptown neighborhood is deeply supported by the community who appreciate the Farley’s East mission of making Oakland a better place to live

 

Fentons Restaurant & CreameryFentons

4226 Piedmont Ave
510.658.7000
fentonscreamery.com
Handmade ice cream, quality ingredients, and friendly service. E.S. Fenton founded the Oakland creamery in 1894.

 


Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Ave
510.922.9582
grandlakekitchen.com
May and David Wasem’s neighborhood restaurant serves American and deli fare across from beautiful Lake Merritt. Open continuously 9am–10pm, 7 days a week. Daily brunch and dinner, dine-in, take-out, delivery, catering, full-bar, dog-friendly patio! Reserve and order online.

 

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden

4316 Telegraph Ave
510.346.5336
juliestea.com
Organic, wholesome products offered in a casual and serene environment. Offering a broad selection of coffee, tea, and herbal tonics with a seasonal, nourishing food menu. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Outdoor seating.

 

Millennium

5912 College Ave
510.735.9459
millenniumrestaurant.com
Chef Eric Tucker’s globally inspired plant-based fare is served in an inviting fine-dining setting. Fresh, innovative, and organic. Dinner 7 nights and Sunday brunch. Covered/heated (dog friendly) back patio.

 

terrace-room-logo-2015The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar

1800 Madison St
510.903.3771
TheTerraceRoom.com
Oakland’s premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic views of the Oakland hills, Downtown, and Lake Merritt. Serving reinvented American classics with a focus on “Local First,” The Terrace Room is a full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet facility.

 

Mendocino County

Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub

38921 Hwy 1, Westport
877.964.3688
westporthotel.us
Overnight guests “get sconed” at breakfast. Locals love the Old Abalone Pub for Saturday afternoon tea or dinner on Thrusday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

 

Port Costa

Bull Valley Roadhousebvr

14 Canyon Lake Dr
510.787.1135
bullvalleyroadhouse.com
Traditional American fare with a regional touch. The 1883 hotel next door is the Victorian jewel of historic Port Costa.

 

Union City

Niles Pie Co.Niles-Pie-Co-Logo

32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd
510.324.4743
nilespie.com
Sweet, savory, local, and fresh pies. Eat in, carry out. Available at shops and markets around the East Bay.

 

West Marin County

Nick’s Cove Restaurant
Oyster Bar | Cottages

23240 Hwy 1
Marshall CA
415.663.1033 x120
nickscove.com
Situated on the shores of Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove offers award-winning California coastal cuisine with 12 beautifully appointed guest cottages nestled along historic Highway One.

 

Tahoe

Sorensen’s Resort

14255 Hwy 88, Hope Valley, CA
800.423.9949
sorensensresort.com
An all-season Sierra resort near South Lake Tahoe. Café serves three delicious meals a day to the traveling public.