Blackberry Bistro is just the kind of neighborhood place you wish was around the corner from your house. Located in Oakland’s Glenview district, the casual but stylish restaurant attracts crowds of locals with its inventive and delicious breakfast and lunch menus. Don’t miss the excellent shrimp and grits, or Mi Rancho, a hearty mix of scrambled eggs with chorizo, black beans, and mini corn quesadillas. Service is smooth and attentive even when things get hectic—and if you’re here on a weekend morning, you can bet it will be hectic. Breakfast and lunch daily., weekend brunch.