Owner Cassandra Chen will open the cafe and retail store on University Avenue in the space previously occupied by Flour & Co.
Fire rips through Berkeley building where Café Fanny granola is made
The early-morning fire caused an estimated $100,000 worth of property damage. Another $75,000 of oil and sugar were burned. The owner said she is uninsured.
The most important stories in Berkeley in 2012
Spring storms over Berkeley. Photo: Joe Parks Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest […]
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…
Bartavelle owner: What’s cooking for ex-Café Fanny space
Find out from owner Suzanne Drexhage what kind of food and flavor are coming to the new Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, in the former Cafe Fanny space.
New restaurant opening in Café Fanny space in Berkeley
A new restaurant, Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, will open soon in the old Café Fanny Space which closed in March. Photo: Tracey Taylor Update, May 24: Because many readers have expressed an interest, Berkeleyside made inquiries about whether the Café Fanny staff who lost their jobs after the restaurant closed down received severance pay. […]
Blue Bottle offers consolation to Café Fanny patrons
A Blue Bottle coffee cart set up shop Saturday morning in the parking lot that served the now shuttered Café Fanny. Photo: Aaron Glimme There was some consolation for patrons turning up to Café Fanny this morning for breakfast only to discover it had closed down permanently yesterday: a Blue Bottle cart had set up […]
‘It’s the end of a generation. Fanny has grown up’
Alice Waters prepares to hang a funeral wreath at Café Fanny on its last day after 28 years of servings bowls of café au lait to Berkeley food connoisseurs. Sharon Jones (right), one of the original founders of the cafe, helped Waters. Photos: Tracey Taylor Alice Waters came to Café Fanny Friday morning with a […]
Alice Waters’ Café Fanny in West Berkeley to close
Café Fanny on San Pablo Avenue, which is closing on Friday March 9. Photo: amorimur/Flickr Café Fanny, which is co-owned by Chez Panisse restaurateur Alice Waters, is closing. Tomorrow will be the café’s last day, according to staff at the popular eatery who were only informed of the development today. A senior staff member said the […]
Berkeley street style: Geeky good spectacles
Sarah Jackson from Oakland, Barista at Berkeley’s Café Fanny. Photos: Dana Smith Sarah Jackson from Oakland, Barista at Berkeley’s Café Fanny. Photos: Dana Smith By Dana Smith In a city that prides itself on seeking the truth behind the headlines and the nuances beyond the soundbites, it’s not unexpected that Berkeleyans would want to sharpen […]
Provence in Berkeley
For the past 18 years, Kermit Lynch, the world-renowned wine dealer, has been bringing a touch of the south of France to his store on San Pablo Avenue. Each fall, Kermit Lynch teams up with his next door neighbor, Café Fanny, to put on Provence in Berkeley, a day that celebrates everything French. That means […]
Berkeley Bites: Kara Hammond, Elmwood Café
A decade ago, and fresh out of North Carolina, Kara Hammond landed a gig at Café Fanny, a tiny slip of a place in North Berkeley opened 25 years ago by, oh, a certain famous local chef. Hammond, who had run a homespun bakery in Greensboro, wanted to get some kitchen experience in the Bay […]