Full bar and kitchen now open evenings: Tuesday through Friday from 5 - 10PM / Saturdays noon to 10PM

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The Lede is a casual, counter service restaurant and bar serving cocktails, wines, and beers to accompany a small and delicious menu of vegetable-focused dishes. The Lede shares its dining rooms and patio with Studiotobe, a co-working space for journalists and storytellers that supports collaboration and engagement with the Oakland community.


“What we want to do is serve people delicious food and drinks that allow them to connect around the table and tell their stories — and maybe make new stories.”

— Cal Peternell, FOUNDER + Chef


We do not take reservations, all are welcome.