Snapshot: Barkada Bakery and Café on Telegraph

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Barkada Bakery is in the old Remedy Coffee space at 4316 Telegraph Avenue. All photos: Tracey Taylor

Barkada Bakery and Café is now open at 4316 Telegraph Avenue in the heart of little Korea in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.

Co-owners are pastry chef Christina Bondoc and Rick Yarussi (chief coffee officer), and the emphasis is on top-quality baked goods, thoughtful sourcing and making as much as possible in-house — including its mustards, crème fraiche, dressings, and preserves.

On a visit today, Nosh toyed with ordering the seasonal quiche with organic egg, leek, fennel, garlic, and lemon thyme, but instead tried the Fifth Quarter corned beef pressed sandwich with Swiss, slaw, and house whole grain mustard. It was very tasty. The chunks of olive bread that were being offered to sample also went down a treat. Salads are also on the menu.

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Vendors include Hayden Flour Mills, Community Grains, Giusto’s Organic Flours, The Fifth Quarter Charcuterie, The Compass Star, and Straus. Coffee is from Oakland’s Scarlet City Coffee Roasting.

[Read the Barkada menu.]

No sign outside yet, but it’s the old Remedy coffee shop for those of you who knew that haunt.

If you visit, let us know what you think.

For updates, follow Barkada on Facebook; visit its website for opening hours and menu updates.

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  • alixwall

    Nice job, Tracey, on getting to something in my neighborhood faster than I did!

  • I’ll look forward to hearing your report, Alix!

  • Chris J

    Good to see another cafe. Not my neighborhood on a regular basis, but will no doubt check it out at some point.

  • Joy

    Been there twice already this week. Had the morning buns and season scones (all delicious) . The owners and staff are very welcoming and down to earth, highly recommended!