after 11pm Fri. / Sat., Berkeley & environs
Shooting Star cafe @ 1068 Webster in Oakland Chinatown is open from 7AM-2AM everyday. They have a savory Cha Chaan Teng menu and a separate dessert menu (slushies, smoothies, milk tea, crepes, waffles, etc.
I've gone in for their ice cream a few times, and I learned tonight that it's from Polly Ann's in the Outer Sunset. They currently have pineapple coconut, black sesame, red bean, lychee and a few others.
Revival is open till midnight those days. Went for after-theater desserts recently. I'm not big on sweets, but the others had the sticky-toffee pudding, the quince sorbet, and the flourless chocolate cake with quince something -- poached quince? -- and they were all happy.
re: Robert Lauriston
sorry, don't know. at happy hour, had the arugula/percorino which came in a jar and not nothing on the plate was heated. haven't tried the sandwiches or anything else. since it's across the street from the Fox Theatre, maybe the kitchen hours are it least in tune to the times when the crowd lets out after the show.
There's also the Giant Burger drive-in on Telegraph near West Grand with quite a scene with classic cars filling the parking lot, at least on First Fridays. They are probably open late.
À Côté, midnight
Casa Vino, midnight*
Dan Sung Sa, 2am
Disco Volante, 1:30am*
Kang Tong Degi, 2am
Lanesplitter, ? (late, no set closing?)
Mua, bar 2am, kitchen ?
New Gold Medal, 4am
Rudy's Can't Fail, 1am
Spices 3, midnight
*haven't tried yet myself
Any other recommendations?