Our start was simple. Patti Furey Crane, Mariposa's founder, craved high-quality sweets while pregnant with her first child. Finding few options at the time, she set to baking them herself. And so, in 2004, Mariposa was hatched. Mariposa's mission: create wholesome, hand-crafted food using the finest natural ingredients.
Mariposa's first few years were spent in a shared kitchen in West Berkeley, California. Our batches grew too big for those ovens, so in 2006 we built a new place to rest our wings, a dedicated gluten-free kitchen in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California. This certified green bakery also houses our first retail bakeshop.
In 2009, we fluttered to a second home, a Kiosk in San Francisco's Ferry Building. Mariposa's presence in this food purveyors' paradise enabled us to bring daily bread and hand-crafted treats to San Francisco's gluten-free community. Two and a half years later, we migrated South in the Ferry Building and opened Mariposa's SF Bakeshop, est. 2012.
We have a passion for the baked goods we make, the creative journey we’re on, and the communities we serve. Thank you for being a part of our story…
Alchemy pop up Bar is a pop up bar located at Urbano Latino. Launched by head bartender Grande, he will be extending the business hours of Urbano Latino on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:pm - 2:am. Bringing chill lounge music, custom, seasonal, crafted specialty cocktails and a small plate appetizer menu.
In the North side of Oakland in the Temescal District sits a small bar with a big heart. Unique in construction and history, The Kingfish now stands as one of the few remaining old bars in the East Bay. Opened as a bait shop in 1922, the building grew as the business expanded. Now The Kingfish stands as a testimony to the power of a place that is, in itself, an experience.
From East Bay Express: Formerly known as Connolly's, this neighborhood bar straddles the line between dive bar and community melting pot. The clientele here reflects the surrounding neighborhood's diversity, from the tony streets of Temescal to the working-class neighborhood of Longfellow on the other side of Telegraph Ave. Owners and Oakland natives Curtis Howard and Davey Herrick, who bought the place from the previous owners, also tend bar here; they're more than happy to welcome you to the ’hood with a $8.75 pitcher of PBR or a delightfully stiff cocktail.
Hours: Daily noon-2 a.m.; football Sundays 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
The White Horse Inn still stands at the corner of 66th Street and Telegraph in Oakland. Operational since 1933 (or quite possibly before since records were not kept during Prohibition), it’s the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian bar in the United States.
From East Bay Express: This cafe is a diverse gathering place. There's lots of conversation, and, because the wireless is unreliable, it isn't a haven for laptop users. Besides consistently good coffee, Alem's' menu includes healthy breakfast and lunch offerings like Shiyan Phool, a dish made with fava beans, onion, and feta cheese that’s served with a slice of bread. It's in a colorful little building across the street from the DMV. Cash only.
From East Bay Express: This massive cafe features Bicycle Coffee (no espresso drinks), a small food menu, beer and wine, and plenty of tables and chairs, which has made it popular among the laptop crowd.
We are a wood-fired bagel shop serving sandwiches, pastries and coffee. We use organic, local and sustainable ingredients and strive to provide our employees with a livable wage and a supportive work environment.
Locally grown, freshly prepared!
Pull up a chair and welcome to the Mixing Bowl! We offer a mix of tasty prepared foods that you can take home or enjoy with us here. Our menu offers a unique twist on old favorites and is inspired by the diverse backgrounds of the local community. Join our table for a great cup of coffee, a healthy snack, or a scrumptious meal!
Our incredible team serves up over 5,000 macs each week; we’ve got thirteen different varieties of mac available on any given day, as well as local beer and wine pairings and homemade desserts like oreos and peanut butter pie.
Homeroom has come a long way in the last few years! We now have Homeroom To Go open down the block from the restaurant. Come by and you’ll find beer and wine, hot sauces, cookbooks, and other fun things to take home. Or, place your order online and we'll have you in and out in under a minute!
We’ll also very involved in the awesome Oakland community that we love so much. Whether it’s hosting a “Prom Night” for children in Kaiser’s Pediatric Oncology Unit or throwing a Gluten-Free party for people with Celiac, we’re proud of the contributions we’re able to make to the great people of Oakland and The Bay.
Homeroom has evolved from a small mac and cheese shop into a Bay Area destination: a place people come to celebrate, to work, to make memories, to learn, and most of all, to experience the best mac and cheese they’ve ever had.
Opened in 2008, Marc 49 offers a relaxing and ambient atmosphere to dine, mingle, and enjoy your evenings. Catch up on the latest with your friends or enjoy a night on the town with your loved one while feasting on fine cuisine and luscious wines. Our wines and beers are from all over the world, paired perfectly with small plates, salads, paninis, sliders, desserts and much more. Come find out what all the buzz is about!
Curbside Creamery aims to offer the fun and nostalgia of your hometown ice cream shop combined with an artisan quality product. Coming to Temescal Alley this fall, we offer gourmet takes on classic flavors everyone loves, made from both Straus dairy and cashew-based, vegan non-dairy.
Oaktown Jerk is proudly located in Oakland, CA. Our Beef Jerky is made with certified Piedmontese, hormone free beef and all of our ingredients are fresh and purchased locally. The final product is both chewy and flavorful. Head chef and owner, Randall Hughes graduated from U.C. Davis in 1999 with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and has been cooking for over 25 years. Find Oaktown Jerk at the Old Oakland Farmer's Market every week.
Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine and fine dining. Experience delicious Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine in a relaxed setting. All entrees served with fresh salad, seasonal vegetables, and injera bread
We cater office parties, birthdays, and special occasions.