Brenda’s brings the flavor of The Big Easy right to Oakland. Owners and culinary power-couple Brenda Buenviaje and Libby Truesdell opened the fast-casual cafe in 2018. They wanted to bring their beloved crawfish beignets and other Creole dishes from their restaurants in San Francisco to the Oakland community. Inside the restaurant, you’ll instantly be greeted by a mural of celery, bell peppers, and onion (the holy trinity of New Orleans) and you can even pick up on some New Orleans slang — like “lagniappe” which means a little something extra. Next time you’re in Temescal, try Brenda’s stuffed beignets, award-winning fried chicken, famous cream biscuits, and don’t forget to laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!
|Brenda Buenviaje and Libby Truesdell|