This next line is said in the tone that Craig Ferguson uses when he finds something incredulous
…. and it is located in El Cerrito … I KNOW
Nina mentioned in a recent Ritual Roasters topic that Central Perk was now 33 Revolutions
The former Perk, a cluttered and slightly creepy place did a complete revolution and was turned into a lovely, airy, roomy space that supposedly has very good free wifi. There’s lots of room to spread out and work on your computer.
They try to serve organic food. Baked goods are by Semi-freddi. Pie is from Whole Foods. There are a half dozen sandwiches and salads.
The music is good. There is a small bin where a few records … yes records … vinyl … and some collectors issues of music magazines like Guitar. However it isn’t the focus of the place which has lots of comfy couches and tables.
From the website …
"We get out of bed each day looking forward to a perfectly pulled espresso or a cup of French-pressed coffee that sings of the soil in which it was grown."
The cappuccino is on the wet, side with more milk than I prefer… so next time I’ll go with the straight cup of Ritual.
El Cerrito is just rolling lately with three new restaurants opening recently.
10086 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530