A16 Rockridge brings the taste of Campania to Oakland. This industrial decor has a rustic touch to it with exposed bricks, an open kitchen, wooden beams and artworks. Taking pride in their authentically rustic menu, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, house cured meats and fine Southern Italian wines at this establishment. Don't miss their happy hours where you can sip on their wine varietal by the glass or half-a-bottle carafe. Reservations are recommended.
Soak up the sun with cocktails in hand at this delightful rooftop offspring of the popular Lolinda. Clear glass walls skirt the expansive space while a heated tent shields you against the unpredictable weather, opening up when it gets bright and comfy. Little wooden tables and wicker chairs complete the minimalistic look of the floor space. The vibrant bar sports bright green hues and serves an array of Latin-inspired cocktails ranging from the classic margaritas and caipirinhas to their own signature concoctions. The food follows in the same vein as Lolinda downstairs with an emphasis on small plates and light bites. Located in the city's Mission District, enjoy food and drinks here with wonderful views of the city.
Bella Trattoria is just the place for pasta lovers. Stop by and enjoy homemade pasta in a neat, golden-beige ambiance while you listen to some jazz music. Little wonder then, that the San Francisco Chronicle has featured Bella Trattoria in its list of San Francisco's Top 10 Trattorias. The Italian menu includes lip-smacking delicacies, such as insalata di cesare, spaghetti pomodoro, sorrentina, pesce spada and more.
You might pass by this casual and slightly funky place and dismiss it as just another hole-in-the-wall, but do not be fooled. Inside, it is done up with whimsical lighting and bright paint. The menu takes the best of Californian cuisine and fusion trends. The wait staff is as hip as the joint itself and just as accomplished. The entrees are imaginative, fresh and never less than very good. The wine list is also good, featuring Californian vintages.
This is a happy hybrid selling delectable indulgences and collectible, pop-culture toys. Nothing can compare to savoring a slice of pumpkin cheesecake while simultaneously gloating over finding a fire-breathing wind-up Godzilla or a complete miniature set of the South Park gang. The toys cover the walls, shelves and windows of this turquoise-blue Victorian, while the treats occupy display counters in this whimsical enterprise for grown-ups still in touch with their inner kid. There is both table and booth seating for about 20. Double Rainbow ice cream, Just Desserts baked goods, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and tea are served.
Thai eatery Kin Khao was the realization of a dream for owner and Chef Pim. Authentic, fresh and unpretentious, this restaurant serves potent Thai meals such as the fiery Kua Kling ribs or the pad kee mao. Sample on some deliciously cooling cocktails to offset some of the spicy flavors, or feast on the black rice pudding to provide some sweet respite.
Project Juice is an establishment dedicated to serving you the best quality juices and smoothies. Cold pressed juices, wellness juice packs, custom juice packs and milk packs are all made of organic certified ingredients. Come to a delightful place for a refreshing drink which is tasty and healthy. They also offer shipping and delivery services.
Little Gem is prefect for a lazy brunch with your friends or a casual dinner with the family. Serving classic flavors with a contemporary twist, this spacious eatery on Grove Street has a clean and modern look. With neat presentation, the focus here is on the food. The expansive menu features gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options. With each dish cooked to perfection, you will be spoiled for choice here. Begin with the creamy tomato soup and relish the Korean Style Grilled Beef or the Bibimbap. Indulge in the tender and well-seasoned Tuscan Pork and round up your meal with the delectable Sweet Toast & Coconut Cream. The eatery has a decent wine and beer list along with a variety of coffees and iced teas.
Sylvan Mishima Brackett, the head chef and owner of Izakaya Rintaro, is already well-known in the area for Peko Peko, a company that offers Japanese catering service. The restaurant interiors are a blend of those at casual and fine dining restaurants and the dishes too are priced reasonably. The food is served in tapas-style portions with attractive garnishes and the focus is on Yakitori, a grilled chicken dish served on skewers. Try items like Santa Barbara Uni Donburi, Berkshire Pork Gyoza and Ginger Chiffon Cake, followed by Japanese alcoholic beverages like Soju and Sake. The seasonal menu ensures that no two visits to this restaurant are the same.
A mellow, laid-back vibe greets diners at Flying Pig Bistro, a popular Mission District dig known for its gluten-free eats. Comfortably laid out sitting booths, large TV screens and local works of art adorning its walls complete a convivial setting at this neighborhood cafe. Menu features an array of organic preparations like freshly baked items, flavorful bagels, organic latte, small plates and cold sandwiches, among other toothsome delights. Flying Pig also offers 18 draft ales and local Californian wines. Free, high speed WiFi connectivity makes it a busy spot with the area's working community.
Your search for a hearty breakfast ends at the footsteps of Farm :Table, an endearing cafe serving delicious baked goods and other delectable breakfasts specials. Open since 7.30a, the place has a small interior with a self-service kiosk where you can place your orders. Start your day with their decadent toast which comes neatly decorated with slices of figs, strawberries, raspberries, oranges, apples and more, also do not forget to order the croissants which come with an array of fillings. They also have a variety of cereals, and gluten-free specials are also available here. The coffee served at Farm :Table is sure to leave an impression on your palate. Infused with fresh milk and honey, the brews simply cannot be compared to coffee chain offerings.