Rockridge is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Oakland. College Ave. is booming with restaurants, boutique shopping and the best spa treatment in Oakland. Its a neighborhood you won't want to miss or leave. 


Wood Tavern
6317 College Ave
Wood Tavern accurately describes itself as contemporary and rustic, which holds true. The hard part is picking one thing on this menu to recommend but were going with the pan roasted maple leaf duck breast.

Ramen Shop
5812 College Ave
A delicious spot started by three Chez Panisse alums, the Ramen Shop is a no frills kind of place. You're getting the Kogashi Miso Ramen, don't argue with us.

A16 Rockridge
5356 College Ave
Southern Italian cuisine, A16 is named for the highway that runs through Naples. Its your go-to spot for true Neapolitan pizza but were going to recommend the squid ink Troccoli.

Millennium Restaurant
5912 College Avenue
Millennium cooks with only the freshest, organically grown produce and are proud to state that their restaurant is completely free of genetically modified foods. They believe that a gourmet dining experience can be created out of vegan, healthy, and environmentally friendly foods.

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Not to be confused with “Sicilian” style, “Stuffed Crust” or other “deep dish” pizzas, Zachary’s Stuffed Chicago Style pizza is something else altogether. This spot is always busy, but also let you place your pizza order while you wait for a table. 

This section could go on and on, so for the sake of time click here to see a full list of Rockridge restaurants. If you still cant decide then its time for you to check out the Rockridge Food Tour.


Market Hall
5655 College Ave
Right off the Rockridge BART station sits this popular European-style market place. The eight shops include Highwire Coffee Roasters, Market Hall Bakery, The Pasta Shop, The Flower & The B, Paul Marcus Wines, Hapuku Fish Shop, Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Market Hall Produce.

Pegasus Fine Books
5560 College Ave
Yes were writing on the Internet telling you to go to a bookstore. Pegasus is a staple in Rockridge and has been around since 1969. Also, there is still something about reading from an actual book instead of an iPad.

Atomic Garden
5453 College Ave 
A boutique selling items that are handcrafted, thoughtful and made with a purpose.

5414 College Ave.
This charming shop offers a selection of high-end women's garments & other accessories.

Maison d'Etre
5640 College Ave.
A unique boutique focusing on all things home in a fun, friendly and enlivening environment.

Pretty Penny
5488 College Ave.
Consignment boutique offering women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories.

See Jane Run
5817 College Ave.
As a woman-owned and operated company, See Jane Run reaches out to individuals of all shapes, ages and fitness level. See Jane Run is so much more than a running store.


The Graduate
6202 Claremont Ave
One of our favorite places to grab a drink, and some free popcorn. The Graduate is a good low-key spot with affordable drinks, pull up a seat to the window and enjoy some people watching.

George and Walts
5445 College Ave
Great place to catch the game, plop down in a plush recliner and don't be shy with your Lets Go Oakland chants. A friendly atmosphere and a few pool tables make G&W a great spot any night of the week.

Where to Stay

Claremont Hotel Club and Spa
41Tunnel Rd
Sitting in the Oakland hills the property was originally a castle for a prospector and his wife, until 1915 when it became a grand hotel. During your luxurious stay you'll be able to enjoy a dip in one of three pools, pick up your racket and hit one of ten tennis courts, or pamper yourself at one of the best spas in the Bay Area.