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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5521 College Ave
You've heard of the natural beauty products from The Body Shop, right? That brand originated here and was sold to the London-based owners in 1992. Today Body Time still holds true to its core values of quality products, reasonable prices, a concern for the environment and a commitment to customer service.
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.
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.
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
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.