Come along with Nosh as we explore the East Bay food scene in photographs. This week we focus on Barkada Bakery and Café on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. The restaurant opened in May with an extensive in-house bakery and a range of espresso and coffee drinks made with beans from Oakland’s Scarlet City Coffee Roasting.
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. Barkada moved into a space originally opened by Remedy Café, which closed in July 2012.
Barkada recently added dinner and brunch service, and Nosh stopped by twice in recent weeks to sample some of its daytime offerings. Breakfast is served weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is served weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, with free wifi during those hours. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m., and brunch is offered weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Dinner and brunch are wifi-free.) Barkada also serves wine and beer, with happy hour on weekdays from 5-7 p.m.
If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. (Photographs by Emilie Raguso.)
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Nosh on the town: Dishcrawl in Jack London Square (08.28.13)
Snapshot: Barkada Bakery and Café on Telegraph (05.23.13)
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