Five months after it closed, Nabolom Bakery is back in a new incarnation and on its first morning open, it drew an enthusiastic crowd of long-time customers.
Another week packed with exciting East Bay food news, including a new sushi restaurant from the Bowl'd crew, and a new Berkeley bakery.
After failing to renew its lease, La Farine is shutting its doors after ten years on Solano Avenue.
Two pre-school friends have teamed up to buy and renovate a former bike repair shop in South Berkeley to create a new neighborhood restaurant.
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INSTITUTE OF MOSAIC ART After eight years at 3001 Chapman St. in southwest Oakland, the Institute of Mosaic Art has moved to Berkeley and will open July 6. Students Isle Cordoni and her daughter Sophia Cordoni recently purchased the organization from mosaic artist Laurel True, who founded it in 2005. The new Berkeley location, at 805 Allston Way between Fifth and Sixth streets, will provide more studio space and allow the new owners to offer a larger inventory of art supplies for sale. According to information released by the institute, it is the largest and oldest mosaic school in the United States.
LINDGREN’S Lindgren’s Coffee and Café (above) in downtown Berkeley opened for business in February. Now it’s having its grand opening celebration — on Thursday, April 18, at 5 p.m. and all are welcome. There will be the chance to feast on house-made delicacies, enjoy a sparkling beverage and get a free chair massage — as well as the requisite ribbon cutting. Lindgren’s, 2120 Dwight Way (at Shattuck). (more…)
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LINDGREN’S COFFEE & CAFE We tipped you off in September that a new coffee shop was coming to downtown Berkeley, and now it’s here (hat-tip to David Sanger for the alert). Lindgren’s Coffee and Café, which has opened at 2120 Dwight Way just off Shattuck, roasts its own coffee, and offers fresh pastries (baked in-house), sandwiches, beer and wine, as well as coffee of course. There’s also free wifi.
Marie Sitaro, who has opened Cakes and Purls on Allston Way, is bringing the old-style Brooklyn cakes and cookies of her youth to the heart of Berkeley.
Frank Sally is set to open his French-style bakery La Fournée in Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood in January. Here's a sneak peek of what will be on offer.
NEW COFFEE PLACE A new gathering spot is on its way to downtown Berkeley, as Eric Lindgren plans to open Lindgren’s Coffee and Café in the landmarked building 2120 Dwight Way. The space, which is close to Shattuck Avenue, is being remodeled, as is the entire building, which is currently hiding behind scaffolding. The architect on the project, Alexandra Odabachian, says there will be seating in a patio garden at the back, and that Lindgren plans to roast his own coffee and serve a variety of fresh-baked goods. Lindgren was unavailable at press time, but we’ll bring you more details when we have them. There will be Landmarks Commission hearing on Sept. 6 regarding the café’s signage. View the plans on the city’s website.