There are only a few reasons we get out of bed early on weekends. One is to move our car on street sweeping days. Another is to have breakfast at Reem’s. This casual counter-service Arab bakery and restaurant serves an incredible shakshuka (on Saturdays and Sundays only), pastries, and coffee, in a bright, sun-filled space we’d hang out in all day. They also have excellent chicken wraps, oven-baked flatbreads, and hummus. Like Nyum Bai, Reem’s is right off the Fruitvale BART Station, so you have no excuse not to make it here.
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Nyum Bai in Oakland serves Cambodian food that you’re either lucky enough to live by or should be crossing the bay to go get.
Red Bay Coffee
Red Bay Coffee is a community-minded coffee shop (try the charcoal latte) and roastery based in Fruitvale.
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If you’re in the Sunset on a Saturday morning, go eat some of the excellent toast at Trouble Coffee for breakfast.
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The Mill in Nopa is the place you keep hearing about with the fancy toast, and it’s worth paying for, especially to hang out here a little longer.
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