After going on 40 years, the bakery’s owners say they are “getting too old for the excitement of successive five-year leases” and would like to secure a long-term future. They’ve bought a building on the same block.
Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar
A midsummer night’s dream: Bar Sardine packs in crowds with natural wine, tinned fish and a cozy vibe
Bartavelle’s easy-breezy Tuesday and Friday evening wine bar offers a Portuguese and Spanish-influenced menu that’s seasonal, fresh and au courant.
Berkeley’s Bartavelle to open Friday night wine bar concept called Bar Sardine
Expect wine and drinks featuring vermouth and other wine-based bitters, as well as a menu of snacks.
Bites: Oyster Bliss returns to Kermit Lynch, Comal Next Door update, Smokey J’s is now catering-only
Catch up on the latest East Bay food news and upcoming events.
Bites: CBD dinner at Navi Kitchen, Maker’s Common Raclette Party, Drake’s hazy IPA fest
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Chefs compete, create healthy ‘corner store’ dishes
East Bay chefs gathered for a competition held to spotlight efforts to bring healthier food options to low-income neighborhoods in Oakland.
After Stephen Colbert mention, local author Edan Lepucki’s world explodes
Edan Lepucki. Photo by Bader Howar Today is the most important day of Edan Lepucki’s professional life. Just a month ago, she was an average debut writer, anticipating the July 8 publication of her dystopian novel California. Even though her publisher, Little, Brown had high hopes for the book – it printed 12,000 copies, a large […]
Contest: Name that nosh [03.27.13]
Think you know food in the East Bay? Prove it by naming the restaurant and dish in the comments section.
Nosh Talk: Suzanne Drexhage, Bartavelle
Suzanne Drexhage, owner of Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley, doesn’t eat junk food. Street food, sure. Taco trucks, yes!
Coffee and doughnuts in Oakland’s Temescal Alley
There are two new reasons to take a stroll down Temescal Alley off 49th Street in Oakland: The CRO Café for scrumptious espresso, and Doughnut Dolly for, well, you know…
Kermit Lynch: ‘I abandoned my heart to Europe decades ago’
Kermit Lynch, who opened his eponymous Berkeley wine store 40 years ago, admits he doesn’t pay close attention to what’s happening with California wine.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
BARTAVELLE TAKES FLIGHT Remember our news that Suzanne Drexhage was taking over the shuttered Café Fanny space on San Pablo Ave.? Well, she quietly opened her Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar today, Tuesday. It’s deliberately a “super soft opening,” she said, “relying only on the stupendous lines at Acme to get us by, and to […]