One of the many tasks that I take on as your Oakland and Berkeley Realtor is shopping! Maybe it is picking up paint at Kelly Moore or selecting light fixtures at Berkeley Lighting, or looking for vintage towel racks at Ohmega Salvage, this is all part of my full service. (By the way several businesses give me a discount, which I pass on to my clients!) My job is to help my clients spend the least amount of money possible, while giving their house the WOW factor. (...and aesthetically keeping with the period of the house.) Last week I was helping two of my clients select various finishes for their homes. As I was driving up to Berkeley Lighting on San Pablo, I decided to make a pit stop at Cafe Fanny. Cafe Fanny is an Alice Waters of Chez Pannise creation, a place to sit and have a latte and poached eggs, or grab a cookie and go. As soon as I popped in, I saw a Salty Chocolate cookie! No need to read the menu, that was what I needed to get me through the afternoon. I am crazy about salt and sweet combinations, especially in chocolate. If I would have had the time, I would have enjoyed a freshly brewed latte served in a latte bowl, but I settled for artisan water.
Whether you are looking for inspiration for your home, or have a project, San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley is a great resource. Don't miss Baldwin Brass at 2119 San Pablo Ave., Ohmega Too at 2204 San Pablo Ave and East Bay Nursery at 2332 San Pablo Ave.
Photo of Countertop from OhmegaSalvage.com, photo of Berkeley Lighting store front from ShopinBerkeley.com, and photo of Cafe Fanny window from CafeFanny.com.