Cafenated to open in Espresso Roma’s former College Ave. space

Bartavelle Espresso & Wine Bar
1621 San Pablo Ave. (around Cedar Road)
Envisioned opening: Summer season 2022

Bartavelle Espresso & Wine Bar opened back in 2012, in the 1603 San Pablo Ave. spot at the time occupied by Alice Waters’s shuttered cafe, Café Fanny. Due to the fact then, homeowners Suzanne Drexhage and Sam Sobolewski have crafted a loyal pursuing for their daytime menu of sandwiches and salads, and the pre-pandemic, Friday evening wine bar pop-up, which they referred to as Bar Sardine, was an instantaneous good results.

A want to make that nighttime wine condition a whole-time affair is what spurred them to request new digs, Drexhage advised the SF Chronicle. Which is why they are headed to the previous stereo shop down the avenue, where by — when they open up some time in summer months 2022 — Bartavelle will open up as an all-working day cafe, a nighttime wine bar with regionally created natural wines and an night menu of tinned fish and charcuterie they’ll make in house.

In the meantime, you can take a look at Bartavelle’s interim location, a takeout window at 1609 San Pablo Ave. in which they provide espresso and a menu of to-go merchandise from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday via Sunday.

Espresso Roma on College Avenue is open, but for lease. Photo: Stuart Luman
The former Espresso Roma at 2960 Faculty Ave. Credit score: Stuart Luman

Cafenated Espresso Co
2960 College Ave. (at Ashby Avenue)
Envisioned opening: TBD

Anyone who handed 2960 Faculty Ave. in 2021 could not miss the many “for lease” signals up at Espresso Roma, the large corner coffee shop that’s been serving patrons for a long time. Operator David “Sandy” Boyd told Nosh he was keen to near the area, but couldn’t until his landlord identified a new tenant. 

That tenant was secured previous August, and Roma served up its previous latte. Mak Jamasbi, the co-founder and CEO of Cafenated Espresso Co., instructed Nosh that he’ll open up a spot of his company in the space. Cafenated to start with opened at 2085 Vine St. in 2019, brewing up cups made with solitary-origin beans from women of all ages-owned farms that Cafenated hand-roasts in compact batches. (It also helps make a common avocado toast.) 

As one particular may visualize with a room occupied by the identical tenant given that 1980, there’s a ton of development to be performed just before Cafenated is completely ready to open up. So considerably, in truth, that Mak does not have an opening timeline still. Remain tuned.

Tane Vegan Izakaya
1956 Shattuck Ave. (near Berkeley Way)
Anticipated opening: spring 2022

Tane Vegan Izakaya marks the initially foray into the East Bay for Kin Lui, Raymond Ho and Casson Trenor. They are the people powering San Francisco’s substantial-finish vegan sushi place Shizen a equivalent spot, known as Chikyu, in Las Vegas and yet another Tane Vegan Izakaya in Honolulu. (They also possess a sushi bar that serves true fish in San Francisco, it’s known as Tataki.) 

An crucial notice, although: Trenor explained to the SF Chronicle that the Berkeley spot is not 1 that they’ll be running. Alternatively, the associates made the decision to franchise and “found an operator they have confidence in.” 

Trenor informed the Chron that the restaurant’s homeowners, who have yet to be publicly named, are scheduling a menu which is quite comparable to the Hawaii Tane’s, which suggests a couple salads, a assortment of ramen bowls with broth created from “flowers, seaweeds, and mushrooms” and a assortment of nigiri and specialty rolls like the Position Reyes (marinated eryngii mushroom, avocado, spicy shredded tofu, pickled jalapeno, pickled pineapple, sweet shoyu and habanero sauce).

The area, which made use of to be Kaze Ramen, will be capable to seat about 50 folks when its owners open the spot some time in spring 2022.

Champions Curry
2506 Channing Way (near Telegraph Avenue)
Envisioned opening: fall 2022

Everyone’s pumped about Champion’s Curry’s new Berkeley site: Eater SF, the SF Chronicle, and the Day-to-day Cal have all published up the intercontinental chain’s ideas to open its initial Bay Place place in Berkeley. 

Established in Kanazawa in 1961, Champion’s expanded into 30 areas throughout Japan, its website claims. In 2020, it begun opening places in the U.S., with outposts in LA and Irvine a lot more are anticipated to open up quickly. 

As you may have guessed, the rapidly food items restaurant serves Japanese curry, the rich, dark stuff that admirers of Oakland’s Dela Curo know so effectively. Eater states that Champion’s promises “‘Kanazawa curry,’ an additional-rich version of the dish made by chef Yoshikazu Tanaka,” when the Chron reports that the chain’s U.S. places to eat “use a marginally different recipe” than the Japanese dining places, “based on what elements are available.” 

Assuming the LA menu is replicated in Berkeley, there will be katsu sandwiches and salad, and a “Wagyu hamburg gratin” designed with American wagyu hamburg steak, macaroni, curry sauce, mozzarella and chives. Correct now, they anticipate to open up this fall.

2570 Ninth St. (around Parker Street)
Envisioned opening: March 1

Sequoia Del Hoyo, the previous co-proprietor of Oakland’s well known hash champ Sequoia Diner, went for a thing lighter for her new Berkeley undertaking.

Tarocco began as a meal supply support, but following she stepped absent from her eponymous diner, Del Hoyo required a new spot to get ready Tarocco’s CalMed menu of salads and stews, and finally made a decision to open up a total-on restaurant, rather. It is an ethereal, mild-loaded area that Del Hoyo made herself.

She told Eater SF that she’ll open up with lunch provider, only, then will extend into breakfast. There will also be beer, wine and kombucha on faucet, and dishes like “turkey feta meatballs with tzatziki.” Del Hoyo explained to Nosh that she’s nevertheless waiting around for a handful of past inspections, and that she hopes to open up on March 1.