Oakland Update: Bars Galore, and New Coffee Spots


The CRO Café. Photo by Tracey Taylor, courtesy Berkeleyside.

Wow, the East Bay Express has put together quite a list of upcoming bar projects in Oakland, like ~PARLIAMENT~ and more. Check it out here.

One to add to that list is ~THE HOG’S APOTHECARY~, which some folks on Chowhound mentioned will be a new “sausage beer pub” coming to Temescal near Homeroom. Eater uncovers the owners are “Rotten City pizza chef John Streit and Park Avenue Bar and Grill manager Bradford Earle” via the ABC license that just hit the wires. 375 40th St. at Opal, Oakland.

Some more coffee options for you as well. RJ (aka Robert Leimpeter) was the head coffee roaster at Sightglass Coffee for two years, and is now starting a new coffee roastery/bakery/chocolatier business in Oakland: ~TIMELESS COFFEE~. (Their baker has been baking for Bittersweet and Cafe Gratitude.) Look for an opening in early December. 4252 Piedmont Ave. at Ramona, Oakland.

Berkeleyside mentions ~THE CRO CAFÉ~ is serving Sightglass coffee in Temescal Alley Fri-Mon 8am-5pm. 5008 Telegraph Ave. at 49th St. (in one of the alleys), Oakland.