Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping is expanding in leaps and bounds, with the addition of Cafe Réveille, the fifth location for Réveille Coffee Co. Currently under construction, the new spot will open in the new development by Jamestown (also behind the revamp of Ghirardelli Square, Chelsea Market in NYC, and others) by late December.
The property, which takes up the block between Fourth and Fifth Streets at Hearst, is also home to SoulCycle, Anthropologie, Project Juice, Marine Layer, and Warby Parker, and just around the corner from classic Fourth Street spots like Bette’s Oceanview Diner, and Iyasare.
Chris Newbury, who owns the coffee company with his brother Tommy, says that though the location will be on a smaller scale than its Mission Bay sibling, it will have a full kitchen and similar food menu. Dishes like chicken and waffles, toasts, chia pudding and more will be available for breakfast and lunch; a small dinner service will be offered, plus beer, wine, and a full espresso bar. There’ll also be a 700-square-foot enclosed patio for outside dining.
“We had heard great things from other Jamestown tenants at other properties,” said Chris Newbury. “It’s a great opportunity to open our first location in the East Bay.” Newbury also says the new location will allow some of his many East Bay-dwelling employees to skip the commute.
The Berkeley cafe’s opening will likely coincide with the debut of Réveille’s Lower Haight cafe, which is also under construction. “We’ve got our hands full,” Newbury told Eater SF. “We’re just excited to be adding to neighborhoods where we think we can improve and be in neighborhoods that appreciate what we do.” Stay tuned for more details.