Also: A vegan izakaya plots a spring opening; Bartavelle is moving; and more Berkeley restaurants to look forward to.
Plus: Espresso Roma is for lease, a Black history jazz brunch, Chez Panisse is closed this week due to potential COVID-19 exposure, more.
Prominent Berkeley and Oakland closures in August include coffee institution Espresso Roma and cinematic bar The Layover.
Patrons at a popular Berkeley café on College Avenue fought back when three people with a gun tried to take their laptops and other items Sunday night, a witness to the crimes told Berkeleyside on condition of anonymity.
Two Berkeley coffee shops were targeted in short order Tuesday night by groups of crooks who took customer laptops, authorities report.
Members of the Berkeleyside team will be at Espresso Roma in North Berkeley today, from 3-4 p.m., to hang out with readers and hear your stories and ideas.
At a time when boutique roasters are making their mark on artisanal coffee, Caffe Strada in Berkeley remains true to its roots.
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