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Erick Schat’s Bakkerÿ – Bishop – Review

We chanced upon the Erick Schat’s Bakkerÿ after we missed the turn for our hotel in Bishop.  The building, full of knick knacks and coin-operated vibrating rides outside, intrigued us and we decided to check the bakery for breakfast the … Continue reading

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Sabino’s Coffee – San Leandro

I have lived in San Leandro for over a decade, and yet I’d never gone to Sabino’s Cofee – even though it’s a San Leandro institution.  This is not terribly  surprising, it’s not within walking distance of my house and … Continue reading

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Angelina’s Pastries – San Leandro

Update: The bakery is closed, a hair salon has opened in its place. Angelina’s Pastries opened a few weeks ago in the space previously occupied by Marita’s Sweet Potato Pie. I’m sad to see Marita’s go, but red velvet cake … Continue reading

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Bakery Street – San Leandro – Review

I’ve lived in San Leandro for over ten years, but I first heard about Bakery Street today, when Mike mentioned he’d seen it mentioned online and had ridden by a sign saying “bakery sale”. He wanted to give it a … Continue reading

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No more Red Velvet Cake for San Leandro

I am sad to inform that Marita’s Sweet Potato Pie Co. has closed its San Leandro location @ Bancroft and Dutton. According to their website, they still have a location in Richmond’s Hilltop Mall. This happened just months after they … Continue reading

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Samovar Tea Lounge – San Francisco – Review

My friends Charlotte and Vienna and I try to go out to tea once a month or so. We’ve been doing this for years, so by now we’ve visited most of the tea houses in San Francisco and the western … Continue reading

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A nice deed @ Starbucks

Yesterday we drove back to San Leandro from Vancouver, WA – a trip that took us 11 1/2 hours, including a couple of stops. One of such stops was at the Starbucks in Red Bluff (it must be the one … Continue reading

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Mo’Joe Cafe – Berkeley

My friend Rachid Habibi has opened a cafe in Berkeley. Mo’Joe Cafe is located at 2517 Sacramento St., on the corner of Blake. The cafe is pretty new and serves fair trade/organic coffee (of course) and a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Zocalo Revamps its website.

Zocalo Coffeehouse, my favorite cafe in San Leandro, has revamped its website to make it more interactive. The Zocalo website lists events happening at the coffeehouse – but also some news and events in other parts of San Leandro. You … Continue reading

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Update on Golden Tea Garden – Hayward

Golden Tea Garden is by far my favorite tea house in the East Bay. Today I visited it for the fourth time in four months and once again I had a great experience. This time I tried the Margaret’s Hope … Continue reading

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