Over 60 Bay Area Black-Owned Restaurants, Caterers, and Cafes

The Bay Area is home to a rich mosaic of restaurants and other food businesses owned by black chefs and entrepreneurs. Here is a list by geographic area of ​​many counties in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara that are open for indoor dining, takeout, and/or delivery. Do you know any others? Let us know via the comment field at the end of the article and we’ll add them to the list.


ASE Catering: Serving Santa Clara County and Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch, Concord. www.a-successful-event.net

Back A Yard Caribbean Grill: 1189 Willow Road, Menlo Park; 1740 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell; and 638 N. 13th St., San Jose

Claire’s Crispy Cake: 233 N. Grant St., San Mateo

Cocos Caribbean Restaurant: 642 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Ethiopian Gojo: 1261 W. San Carlos St., San Jose

At Jackie’s: 840 N. First St., San Jose

Barbecue and catering by Jon Jon: 1305 Oakland Road, San Jose

Jubba Somali Restaurant: 5330 Terner Way, San Jose

Ethiopian Restaurant Kategna: 1663 W. San Carlos St., San Jose

Ethiopian LeYou: 1100 N. First St., San Jose

LillieMae’s house of soul food: 2670 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Lunch box: 1876 ​​W. San Carlos St., San Jose

Luv’s brownies: San Jose based food truck at farmers market, events.

Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant: 503 W. San Carlos St., San Jose

Nirvana Soul Coffee: 315 S. First St., San Jose

Nita Bee’s Specialty Bakery: Pickup and delivery from the Santa Clara-based bakery. 408-246-4570; www.nitabees.com

Reggae Pot Jamaican Restaurant: 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos

Sandi’s Cobbler Cup catering: Based in Santa Clara; sandiscatering.com

Spicy Roy Caribbean Grill: Order for pickup in San Jose or delivery. www.spicyroysgrill.com

Villa Fresh Italian Cuisine: 611 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas (Great Mall of the Bay Area)

Ethiopian cuisine walia: 2208 Business Circle, San Jose

Ethiopian Restaurant Zeni: 1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose


Ethiopian cuisine Abesha: 4929 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

alaMar Kitchen & Bar: 100 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Alchemy Collective Cafe: 1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley

ESA Restoration: Serving Santa Clara County and Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch, Concord. www.a-successful-event.net

Carmen & Family Bar-BQ: 692 West A Street, Hayward

Concord Tap House: 3513 Clayton Road, Concorde

Everett & Jones Grill: 126 Broadway and 4245 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, and 1955 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

Family House of Fish and Poultry: Takeout orders from 25140 Mission Blvd., Hayward

Freddy B’s BBQ: 1803 W. 10th St., Antioch

Golden Safari Restaurant and Bakery: 22431 Foothill Blvd, Hayward

Ethiopian Gastronomy Haleluya: 4144 Walnut Ave, Fremont

Soul House: 1526 Solano Ave, Vallejo

Jamaican flavors: Order delivery from 2353 E. 12th St., Oakland

KC’s BBQ: 1235 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Kendeja Restaurant: 197 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro

Lena’s Soul Food Cafe: 6403 Foothill Blvd, Oakland

Lettuce Inn: 2115 Pacheco Street, Concord

Lois the Queen of Pies: 851 60th Street, Oakland

Longevity wines: 2271 S. Vasco Road, Livermore

Ethiopian Restaurant Messob: 4301 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Miliki Kitchen: 344 Thomas Berkeley Way, Oakland, takeout at 510-220-2527

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement: Emeryville Public Market, 5959 Shellmound Street, Emeryville

Oliver’s Fish House: 1828 A St., Antioch

At Miss Ollie: 901 Washington Street, Oakland

Omar’s Chicken and Waffles: 4399 Century Boulevard, Pittsburgh

Oyo Restaurant and Jive Bar: 680 Main Street, Pleasanton

Pitts Pig BBQ: 785 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburgh

Pop’s Deli & Grill: 30982 Huntwood Ave, Hayward

Rasa Caffe: 3140 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley

Red Bay Cafe: 3098 E. 10th St. and 2327 Broadway, Oakland

Red Sea Restaurant: 5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland

Dream Bistro: 960 Moraga Road, Lafayette

Tip bowls: 350 17th Street, Oakland

Sistas Soul Food Cafe: 571 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro

Snapper Seafood Restaurant: 1501 Ohio Ave, Richmond

Solid Rock Cafe: 422 W. Second St., Antioch

Vegan Souley: 301 Broadway, Oakland

Southern Coffee: 2000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Southern Express soul food: 3100 Contra Loma Boulevard, Antioch

Splash tea: 3540 Clayton Road, Concord

Teni East Kitchen: 4015 Broadway, Oakland

The treehouse: 1019 B Street, Hayward

Uncle Willie’s Original Barbecue and Fish: 614 14th Street, Oakland

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