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With the first Red Bay Coffee Roasters café, Keba Konte hopes to transform low-wage jobs and bring some diversity into the coffee business.
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
San Francisco and Oakland have them, and now Berkeley can boast its own parklet too!
It's taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.
Gourmet Ghetto businesses want to build parklets in their neighborhood but the city doesn't have an approval process in place as yet to review applications for these slivers of open space designed to enhance urban neighborhoods.
Eco-chef Aaron French, author of The Bay Area Hoemgrown Cookbook, dishes up breakfast standards with a local flavor at two cafes.