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