I recently investigated a few more restaurants for you! Bocanova has now been open for a month in Jack London Square. I love the dinning room and outdoor seating. The little gem salad was fantastic and my halibut sandwich with onions, peppers and avocado was very satisfying. My friend ordered a few items that I was not a fan of, but I have to give it 5 stars for concept and atmosphere and about 3.5 stars for food. I will definitely go back and next time I have to try the crab deviled egg which is mentioned many times on Yelp!
Burma Superstar opened this spring in the Temescal district of Oakland and has been on my to-do list for months. Be prepared for a wait, as this is a popular eatery. My cousin was in town from NYC, so the seven of us had to wait an hour for a table. Once we were seated, we had some the best service, ever! I counted 4 different staff members helping us and the service was just flawless. You have to try the green tea leaf salad, the spicy crispy chicken and the salt and pepper calamari. Lucky you if you live in the Temescal and can walk over to this joint!
Aunt Mary's Cafe is the neighborhood spot that I wish was in my neighborhood. Featuring sustainable foods with southern flavor. Come for strong coffee, malted waffles and bubble and squeak, ( potatoes, greens, eggs with a house made biscuit and gravy.) Aunt Mary's is also open for lunch and dinner and it has indoor and outdoor seating with a heat lamp!
Coming soon to the Temescal is Remedy Coffee. I can't wait to see this coffee house featuring Ritual Coffee that is roasted in San Francisco. (and has a cult following) Constuction is underway and I love the telephone booth that will be stationed within the coffee house. (Wow, when was the last time you used a phone booth?) You can purchase beans and lattes at the outdoor espresso cart while construction is underway.