Blending the funkiness and diversity of Oakland with the charm and energy of Berkeley, Rockridge is a picturesque and vibrant neighborhood that represents a lot of the East Bay’s best qualities. Built up in the 1920s to 50s with (now multimillion-dollar) charming bungalows and cottages for those seeking a quieter alternative to the city, it’s become one of the most bustling and desirable districts on the sunny side of the bay.
South of Berkeley, west of the Oakland hills, and generally east of Telegraph Avenue, take a stroll down the area’s main drag, College Avenue, and pop into local bookstores, markets, coffee houses, speciality shops, and eateries. The food scene here, in particular, has made the neighborhood a dining destination worthy of a BART ride from San Francisco.
As of publication time, some of these restaurants offer seated indoor and outdoor dining. However, their inclusion should not be taken as endorsement for sit-down dining, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that COVID-19 infection rates are lower for outside activities than dining indoors, but the level of risk involved with even outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants and their patrons following strict social distancing, face covering, and other safety guidelines.Read More