Saturday lunch in the east bay?
I'm meeting a friend for lunch on Saturday in the east bay. We are looking for lunch, not brunch/breakfast food. Cuisine could be most anything delicious - falafel, good deli, pizza etc. Less than $20 pp all in. Someplace we can sit and catch up and munch.
Location would be Berkeley or the part of Oakland near Berkeley as my friend will be coming from further east (walnut creek), and I'll be coming from SF.
A lot of places are not open for lunch on Saturday or do brunch or are fast food....
My current Saturday lunch list (except as noted, open continuously, lunch through dinner):
Cesar* - Spanish tapas
Champa Garden - Lao / Thai
China Village - Sichuan Chinese
Dopo - Cal-Italian (sandwiches & pizza at lunch; closes at 2:30)
Eccolo* - Cal-Italian
El Huarache Azteca - Jalisco / DF Mexican
Great China - Chinese-Korean / Shandong (closes at 3:00)
Jayakarta - Indonesian
Jong Ga House - Korean
Lanesplitter - pizza
Ohgane - Korean
Sea Salt* - seafood
Shanghai - Shanghai Chinese
T-Rex* - BBQ
Wood Tavern* - American
*If you hang out and have a few drinks, the tab could run over $20 pp.
3915 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
930 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607
1335 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
2102 8th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
2033 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
1300 10th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
1820 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
4799 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Great China Restaurant
2115 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Jong Ga House
372 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Chai Thai Noodles
545 B International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
Walked by Oliveto in Rockridge today and they're doing a big re-model of the cafe downstairs. The barista I spoke to said they would be starting tomorrow with a somewhat limited but promising menu. Prices seem right. Given their great pizzas, it's worth consideration.