Locol Bakery has opened in West Oakland, just south of Emeryville, offering a totally different menu than Locol’s other two locations. This is the third opening for Locol, the fast food chain started by chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi.
It opened to the public on March 31 at 3446 Market St., in what was formerly Tomm’s Bar-B-Q & Deli. Like its siblings, the bakery will offer low-priced items with high standards. The menu is short, with items like bunzz ($1 each) with honey butter or garlic parmesan butter, egg and cheese bunzz ($4), pizzas ($9 for a whole pie), and chili ($3/$7). Drinks include the restaurant’s signature $1 cup of coffee, plus agua frescas ($2) and green juice ($2/$5).
Unlike other Locols, there’s extremely limited seating inside, with only a short counter and a few stools for eating in. The vibe is more like a deli or traditional bakery, wherein patrons order at the counter and continue on their way, egg and cheese sandwich in hand.
The original Locol opened in Los Angele’s Watts neighborhood on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of last year, quickly followed by the Bay Area’s first Locol in Uptown Oakland. The first Locol was originally slated to open in the Tenderloin, but is still in the works with no concrete timeline in sight.
Locol Bakery is open daily from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.