The North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville neighborhood (NOBE) is one of the choice up-and-coming neighborhoods of the East Bay. It has become a much-desired destination, particular for those who move from San Francisco. The NOBE real estate housing mix is varied, from historic bungalows to brand new and modern custom homes.
NOBE is perfect for coffee lovers. Here you’ll find Actual Café at Alcatraz and San Pablo, Alchemy Collective Café at Alcatraz and Adeline, Tribu Cafe at San Pablo and 64th and Sweet Adeline at 63rd and Adeline.
There’s a great variety of restaurants in NOBE, like Easy Creole, 44 Restaurant and Bar, Giin Thai Canteen and The Vault Café – all around the intersection of Adeline and Alcatraz. And there are two burger destinations: Victory Burger, which is owned by and right next door to Actual Café, and Moxy Beer Garden down on Sacramento.
James and the Giant Cupcake is one of the prized additions to the ‘hood. After having lunch at Actual Café, walk two doors south for some tasty cupcake fun.
Stroll down the Emeryville walkway starting anywhere west of San Pablo Avenue. Stop by E-22 Café and Wine Bar at Hollis and Stanford for a sip of your favorite vino.
If fried chicken and tasty desserts are your thing then you must head on over to Lois the Pie Queen at 851 60th Street at Adeline. You won’t be disappointed — she rates 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp! Get there early because the food doesn’t last.
Farmer’s market anyone? Right outside the boundary of NOBE, on Tuesday afternoons there’s the market at 63rd and Adeline (and the North Oakland Farmer’s Market is down the street at Lowell and Grace). And of course there’s two locations of Berkeley Bowl just five minutes away.
Head over to the Compound Gallery and Studios on 1167 65th Street near San Pablo. Yes, we have our own piece of the Oakland Art Murmur pie. And we can’t forget about our local library. The Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library at 5606 San Pablo is ready to fulfill all of your reading needs. Forget about that eReader and pick up a book. It’s good for you.