Vegan pastry fans rejoice. After months of construction and a brief closure to tear down a wall, Piedmont Avenue’s Timeless Coffee Roasters and Bakery reopened July 20 with a larger kitchen and a third pastry case to display its vast array of baked goods and chocolate truffles.
The renovation expanded the café into the space next door, doubling its footprint. It was a much-needed addition — since its opening in 2013, the popular café is often packed with customers who take up all the tables lining the wall in the original narrow space, especially on the weekends.
“We never had the room and the equipment to provide what the bakery always wanted to do,” says owner RJ Leimpeter. “So now that we have a full kitchen in there with more oven space … we can have more people working at once. The goal is to supply a wholesale [business] or open up another store and provide [baked goods] from this store.”
Leimpeter says the bakery hopes to expand its offerings to include treats, such as additional donut flavors, in the coming weeks. Over the weekend Timeless offered a preview of things to come, showcasing a lemon boysenberry cake donut decorated with vibrant purple icing and rainbow sprinkles.
The expansion also added additional roasting space for Leimpeter, who roasts the café’s single-origin coffees in small batches. He plans to add additional varieties of coffee to the Timeless lineup this winter.
Leimpeter is pleased with the addition. “I’m very happy with the end result,” he says. “I’m just figuring out the new flow.”
Take a look at Timeless Coffee’s new space in the photos below.
Timeless Coffee is at 4252 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Open weekdays, 7 a.m to 7 p.m. and weekends, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Connect with the cafe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Benjamin Seto is the voice behind Focus:Snap:Eat, where he dishes on food at restaurants and shops in the Bay Area, in his kitchen, and from his culinary adventures.
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