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  • Chop Bar in Oakland

    Chop Bar

    by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    More attentive service would have been nice, but overall, I would definitely go back for brunch, and I appreciated their thoughtful versions of classic dishes round these parts. That pineapple french toast also needs its chance to shine…in my belly

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  • Sidebar in Oakland

    Sidebar

    by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Did I mention the cocktails? That is most definitely where Sidebar excels. I believe this beauty is the Locavore ($10) with Crusoe organic spiced rum, Fruitlab organic orange liqueur, house-made ginger syrup, lime juice, seltzer, and mint.

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  • Cafe Kefa in Oakland

    Cafe Kefa

    by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    It is a simple fact of life that egg-and-cheeses are heaven on earth, and Kefa’s workers know how to offer them proper tribute. They take their preparations seriously, which results in a longer wait than you might expect for an egg-and-cheese. English muffins are toasted to a deep crisp, and the cheese is broiled to the point that it gets a plasticine outer shell

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