On Monday, Tartine Bakery made its debut in Berkeley, California with a casual café and bakery inside of the Graduate Hotel.
The Berkeley café is Tartine’s fifth location in the Bay Area. The founders have a history there, as Chad Robertson and Elizabeth Pruiett started selling bread in the East Bay before they opened Tartine Bakery in San Francisco.
“There’s a long connection with Berkeley and the East Bay, and we were very excited to have the opportunity to come over here,” says Tartine vice president of operations Scott Boggs.
Tartine Berkeley will have a smaller menu than most of its locations. The café will serve breakfast and lunch, focusing on items like morning buns, croissants, tea cakes, cookies, breads, sandwiches, and salads, as well as coffee from Tartine’s own roastery, Coffee Manufactory.
The location has an interesting variety of customers, being located inside of a hotel and within walking distance of the University of California, Berkeley.
“We have such a great mix of different people,” Boggs says. “We have all the Berkeley students coming in. We have people from the hotel who are coming down in the morning, and we have locals who are just excited to not have to drive across the bridge to get a loaf of bread and pastries.”