Blue Bottle’s new home: the historic W.C. Morse building on Broadway. Photo via Blue Bottle’s Facebook page.
Due to open Thursday February 6th is an exciting new ~BLUE BOTTLE~ Oakland location. To recap, it’s opening in the historic W.C. Morse building, which dates back to the 1920s. Not only will this be the largest Blue Bottle location (2,000 square feet), but it will also be a home espresso machine showroom (they are selling five kinds) and repair shop too. We’ll have more details and pics in next week’s column, but for now, the hours will be Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm. 4296 Broadway at 42nd, Oakland.
James Syhabout’s ~HAWKER FARE~ has undergone a little menu changeup. Instead of offering individually portioned rice bowls and plates at dinner, the menu is now focused on family-style dishes for sharing, alongside rice. Here’s a look at the new dinner menu, from Syhabout and chef Manuel Bonilla, and the new dessert menu here.
Along with the new dinner choices, they’ve also revamped the cocktail list. Box & Bells’ bar manager, Christ Avialiotis, has created a new cocktail menu of punches and tiki cocktails, inspired by Oakland’s history of tiki bars like the Bali Hai and the original Trader Vic’s. Punches will be available either by the glass or in large-format bottles for groups (again with that family-style service). Take a look at all the new choices here, along with new spirit options. The lunch options will stay the same, with a continued focus on individual rice bowls. (Hat tip to Scoop.) 2300 Webster St. at 23rd, Oakland, 510-832-8896.
~ADESSO~ is now offering pastries and coffee in the morning. From 8am-11:30am Mon-Sat, you’ll find espresso, Italian pastries, and a selection of salumi. Because, hey, anytime is a good time for cured meats. They’ll also have free wireless. 4395 Piedmont Ave. at Grand, Oakland, 510-601-0305.