{Off Shoots} Oakland, California

by Anh-Minh on May 30, 2013

{ Marion and Rose’s Workshop }

In Issue No. 11, one of my favorite features is Kate Pruitt’s write-up on Oakland. The city holds a special place in my heart: I lived there about a decade ago, in the Rockridge neighborhood, and have such great memories of that time.

While some of my old haunts are still around, a ridiculous number of cool shops and restaurants have opened in Oakland since I called it home. After reading Kate’s article, I am super excited about spending more time in the East Bay city, checking out the places she recommends. (I recently had the pleasure of dining at Duende and it exceeded my expectations. Everything I tried was delicious!)

{ CommonWealth Cafe & Public House }

{ Duende }

{ Homeroom }

{ Subrosa Coffee }

Psst … We’re hoping to share more of Kate’s Oakland picks soon! Because there were so many spots we just couldn’t include in the print magazine. If you have any Oakland favorites, let us know. (Next on my list of eateries to try is FuseBox.)

{ Images by Jen Siska }

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Oami May 30, 2013 at 9:20 am

I lived in Oakland for 13 years, 10 of those downtown. When we moved 3 years ago the city was weathering riots, the mood was very grim, and favorite small businesses like the Parkway Theater were closing their doors. I went back for a visit a couple of months ago and I was thrilled to see the dramatic change. So many great things happening there.

Shannon May 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

Glad to see my old neighborhood faves featured – Subrosa (I miss Four Barrel coffee) and Homeroom. Also check out Standard & Strange for menswear – http://standardandstrange.com/ They support a number of local designers.

Elizabeth May 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I love all the cool restaurants that have been opening up in Oakland. I really want to go to Duende soon. I LOVE Flora next door, and its sister restaurant Dona Tomas. I loved this issue of Anthology!

Anh-Minh May 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Oami – Every time I visit Oakland, I think to myself, “I need to come over here more often!” There’s just so much to take in these days.

Shannon – Great minds think alike! Kate actually included S&S in her city guide (in the print mag). I need to check it out in person, though.

Elizabeth – Glad you’re enjoying the current issue! I hope you’re able to make it out to Duende soon. It’s so good!

meligrosa May 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

loved this issue ladies! I’m glad I picked it up a cple weeks ago
oakland <3 proud to have lived in you a decade+ ago.

enjoy visiting back as often as I can, and discovering many of the new coffee spots. have noted a few to check out from this issue =)

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