A breakfast sandwich-focused spot is on its way to Oakland in the new year, from a pair of pork-loving entrepreneurs, Ann Thai and Loren Goodwin (also behind the upcoming Newberry Market). Called The Gastropig, the new restaurant is projected to open in Uptown Oakland in early January, right in the path of hungry commuters.
While many restaurants offer great breakfast sandwiches, the Bay Area is mysteriously lacking in the line-inducing egg-related restaurants, like Eggslut in Los Angeles and BEC in New York. And clearly Thai and Goodwin (who was a chef at Chez Panisse) have zeroed in on what will get people’s attention: The signature sandwich is called #Baconslut, a provocatively named sandwich featuring applewood smoked bacon with an over easy egg, cheddar, and Aleppo chili aioli on a brioche roll. And as promised, the menu is awash in breakfast sandwiches, with four hot options and two grab-and-go options at the ready. There’ll also be avocado toast, rotating specials, pastries from Firebrand Artisan Breads, coffee from Vallejo-based Moschetti, and nitro cold brew. (Check out the full menu below.)
The 49-seat space got a major refresh from its former life as Our Place restaurant (2123 Franklin St.) by Gensler and 510 Media, and is now sporting communal tables, and a “clean industrial vibe.”
When it opens, hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Saturday). Stay tuned for more details.
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- The Gastropig [Official Site]