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Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Avenue offers great restaurants, unique shopping and historic attractions to visitors and locals. From designer vintage clothing, to home antiques, the neighborhood is filled with one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. November is a great time to explore Oakland’s local shopping, as November 24-26 is Plaid Weekend.

Visitors will also enjoy the neighborhood’s immense selection of restaurants from a two Michelin star restaurant, to a classic ice cream parlor seen in Pixar’s “Up.” Mountain View Cemetery, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted (designer of New York’s Central Park), is a beautiful area in the neighborhood to see exciting architecture and famous burials, including the Ghiradelli family and Julia Morgan.

EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

  • Breathe Day Spa & Boutique (4319 Piedmont Avenue #100) – Oakland’s only certified green spa, offering facials, massages and more.
  • Chapel of Chimes (4499 Piedmont Avenue) - Chapel of the Chimes was founded in 1909 as a crematory and columbarium. In 1928 the architect, Julia Morgan redesigned the building.
  • Mountain View Cemetery (5000 Piedmont Avenue) - Designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted (designer of New York’s Central Park), this cemetery offers guided walking tours with famous burials.
  • Piedmont Theatre (4186 Piedmont Avenue) - Movie theater screening new releases, independent, foreign movies.
  • Piedmont Springs (3939 Piedmont Avenue) – Offering massage, skin care, sauna and steam room services, with hot tubs available by the hour.

SHOPPING

  • Blue Door Beads (4167 Piedmont Avenue) - Store offering a wide range of beads, findings & tools, plus workshops for all levels of hobbyists.
  • Dr. Comics & Mr. Games (4014 Piedmont Avenue) - Weekly changing stock of comic books and graphic novels in all genres, plus board games for sale or rent.
  • Euromix Delicatessen (4301 Piedmont Avenue # C) - Neighborhood market offering European specialty foods in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Good Stock (4198 Piedmont Avenue) - Bright boutique selling handmade women's jewelry, beauty products, bags and sunglasses.
  • Issues (20 Glen Avenue) - Hip shop offering national & international magazines, new & used books, used vinyl & greeting cards.
  • Mercy Vintage (4188 Piedmont Avenue) - Boutique offering a selection of vintage clothes and accessories for women in a 1920s-era space.
  • Myrtle’s Lodge (4211 Piedmont Avenue) - Offers gifts for the ice cream enthusiast, retro toys, Fentons logo apparel and handcrafted toppings & candies.
  • Nathan & Co. (4025 Piedmont Avenue) - Modern shop featuring an assortment of home goods, kitchenware, decor items, cards and gifts.
  • Piedmont Grocery (4038 Piedmont Avenue) - Long-running, full-service grocery store with a focus on specialty and organic items.
  • Pioneer Bike Shop (11 Rio Vista Avenue) - Bike shop specializing in fixing new & vintage bicycles, and sells various parts.
  • The Piedmont Tobacconist (17 Glen Avenue) - Quaint store offering a selection of tobacco, cigars and handcrafted pipes.
  • Piedmont Fabric (4009 Piedmont Avenue) - Offering a wide range of fabrics and sewing supplies including trim, buttons and notions.
  • Rare Bird (3883 Piedmont Avenue) - Carrying local designers & vintage finds, this shop offers men & women's clothes & home decor items.
  • SELAH (4024 Piedmont Avenue) – Vintage boutique, selling retro clothing and classic pieces.

DINING

  • Ba Bite (3905 Piedmont Avenue) - Mediterranean restaurant offering kebabs, inventive salads, and more in a quaint, brightly colored space.
  • Baja Taqueria (4070 Piedmont Avenue) – Restaurant featuring creative, market-fresh Mexican fare.
  • Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers (4162 Piedmont Avenue) – Counter-serve restaurant offering all-natural beef & vegetarian burgers, salads, shakes and more quick eats.
  • Bar Cesar (4039 Piedmont Avenue) – Restaurant and bar offering Spanish-inspired fare and outdoor seating.
  • Café Crush (3943 Piedmont Avenue) - Trendy café offering chai tea & coffee drinks, and a wide menu of fresh-juiced vegetable & fruit smoothies.
  • Commis (3859 Piedmont Avenue) – Two Michelin Star restaurant by James Syhabout, offering unique ingredients to craft inspired New American prix fixe dinners.
  • China Garlic (3766 Piedmont Avenue) - Casual eatery with a lengthy menu of Chinese fare.
  • Dopo (4293 Piedmont Avenue) - Cozy restaurant with a changing selection of handmade pastas, authentic pizzas and cured meats.
  • Fentons Creamery (4226 Piedmont Avenue) - A retro ice cream parlor known for their large sundaes and cones and their large variety of ice cream flavors, and made a cameo in Pixar’s “Up.”
  • Gaylord’s Caffe Espresso (4150 Piedmont Avenue) - Eclectic coffee shop featuring local art on the walls and artfully decorated lattes in the cups.
  • Geta (165 41st Street) – Popular Sushi restaurant, offering takeout.
  • Homestead (4029 Piedmont Avenue) - Bright, open-kitchen eatery offering a menu of high-end New American dishes with select beers and wines.
  • Kronner Burger (4063 Piedmont Avenue) – Restaurant serving a variety of burgers, fries, marrow and other gourmet eats in a casual-chic, marble-lined space.
  • Lo Coco’s Restaurant (4270 Piedmont Avenue) – Restaurant offering Sicilian preparations of pizza & pasta in a casual neighborhood setting.
  • Mistura (3858 Piedmont Avenue) - Eatery offering Peruvian rotisserie chicken and other South American fare & drinks.
  • Mr. Green Bubble (4299 Piedmont Avenue) – Offers bubble milk tea, coffee, smoothies and snacks.
  • Raj Indian Cuisine (4086 Piedmont Avenue) - Indian restaurant preparing traditional dishes, with many vegetarian options.
  • RnR Sushi & Bowls (4151 Piedmont Avenue) – Japanese restaurant serving sushi, bowls and more.
  • Slicer Pizzaria (4395 Piedmont Avenue) - Stylish spot dishing up thin-crust pies made from organic ingredients whole or by the slice.
  • Snow White Coffee (3824 Piedmont Avenue) – Local coffee shop offering coffee drinks.
  • Timeless Coffee Roasters (4252 Piedmont Avenue) - Cozy cafe with a full bakery, serving house-roasted java and homemade vegan & vegetarian dishes.
  • Vegan & Tikka Masala (3814 Piedmont Avenue) - Eatery offering Indian curries & biryanis, with many vegan & veggie options.
  • The Wolf (3853 Piedmont Avenue) - A charming neighborhood brasserie offering French-Californian fare and wine in modern, airy quarters.
  • Xyclo (4218 Piedmont Avenue) – Restaurant serving Vietnamese dishes.

BARS & NIGHTLIFE

  • Cato’s Ale House (3891 Piedmont Avenue) - Mellow pub featuring rotating taps, bar grub and occasional live music.
  • The Kona Club (4401 Piedmont Avenue) – Offers tropical drinks, pool and jukebox music in an island-themed environment.
  • The Lodge (3758 Piedmont Avenue) - Snacks, meaty sandwiches, veggie options and a full bar in a chic, chalet-style tavern with taxidermy.

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