510 Updates: Brenda's Oakland Now Open, and Many More Spots


A po’boy from Brenda’s Meat & Three. Photo via Facebook.

After announcing the upcoming opening of ~BRENDA’S~ in Temescal one year ago, look who’s now open! Brenda Buenviaje and Libby Truesdell have opened Brenda’s Oakland in a new building, the Maya, at Broadway and 41st. It’s fast-casual/counter service, offering the best of their signature items, like beignets, brunch items, fried chicken, and a bunch of po’boys (with some new ones too). Here’s the breakfast menu and lunch too.

Since the area is more residential, they have some kid-friendly additions like milkshakes and a kid’s menu, and will soon offer some family meals (with chicken!) to bring home. Hours: Wed-Mon 8am-3pm (closed Tue) for now, serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and then adding supper/dinner service (until 10pm) soon. 4045 Broadway at 41st St., Oakland.

For a complete list of September openings (and closures) in the East Bay, check out this detailed Nosh post, which includes ~TARTINE BAKERY~’s opening in Berkeley’s Graduate Hotel, and ~THE LEDE~ from Chez Panisse’s Cal Peternell.