I'm getting together Wednesday with a couple of friends with the primary purpose of chatting over drinks and snacks and/or dessert. One lives in Rockridge and the other is staying with her parents in Montclair.
Plum looks like it might be the ticket, but I don't know whether the noise levels there are conducive to conversation. Also looking at A Cote. I'm thinking maybe some places (Pizzaiolo?) that are normally on the noisy side might not be too bad on a Wednesday in January. Other suggestions? Can be a bar with decent bar food and comfortable seating or even a cafe (alcohol not required).
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