Every neighborhood needs a solid cafe. The kind where you can bring a book or your laptop and hunker down all day, where the barista knows your order and you can camp out through breakfast and lunch, and stay for a glass of wine and a comforting dinner.
The Park Cafe Group — which owns Dolores Park Cafe, Precita Park Cafe, and Duboce Park Cafe — has basically written the book on this kind of spot, and it’s ready to open its fourth outpost, this time in the East Bay. As of Thursday, Aug. 17, Paradise Park Cafe offers the same menu of New American cuisine in a relaxed setting.
Located in the swiftly evolving NOBE neighborhood — that is, the triple junction of North Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville — it’ll serve a menu consisting of local and sustainable dishes, from an Ice Cream Burrito and Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese to handmade quinoa, grass-fed beef burgers, and fresh wraps. Stop by for a brunch that includes breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, and brioche french toast. Sip on freshly brewed Equator Coffee, local craft beers, California wines, wine cocktails, and a fully-stocked organic juice bar.
With an open floor plan, large floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor dining, and individual and communal seating, this is the perfect spot for a solo work session, a casual date night, or lunch with the family. The cafe will feature rotating artwork by Bay Area artists throughout the year and will collaborate with local chefs for a quarterly pop-up series.
Paradise Park Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Ave., 510-756-4141 or precitaparkcafe.com