Local Café, Piedmont Avenue’s beloved meeting place for breakfast and lunch, has just introduced dinner service this weekend.
The quaint 30-seat restaurant, which opened in August 2011, has quickly become a packed neighborhood favorite for its farm-to-table breakfast and lunch menus created by the culinary team of Chef Jhon Gomez and Consulting Chef Colin Etezadi. True to its name, Local Café offers a healthy list of nearby purveyors for everything from its jams and pastries to cheese and wines, including Straus Family Creamery, Queen of Sheba Honey Farms, Graffeo Coffee, Inna Jam, Donkey & Goat Wines and Tara’s Organic Ice Cream.
Local Café’s owner, Megan Burke, was inspired by the ambiance and cuisine of East Bay restaurants Café Fanny by Alice Waters and Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop. The minimalist restaurant interior is a pairs cool gray walls with sleek lines and bamboo flooring and chairs, while sustainable touches include recycled wood tables from Wooden Duck in Berkeley and natural cork lampshades over the bar.
Local Café is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy hour specials will be available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Support our Bay Area local artisans. Just a hop, skip and a jump away to Piedmont Avenue, a delectable and sustainable dinner awaits!