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The Organic Coup Opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

A couple of weeks ago we learned about a new organic fast food joint called The Organic Coup, featuring organic chicken dishes, would be opening in the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center and they have now opened. Check out their menu after the jump. They also offer bags of organic kettle popcorn at a reasonable $2. A big sign in front of the cash register notes, “No Cash, No Tips”.


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Boudin Bakery & Cafe Reopens after 2 Year Hiatus in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been a long two year wait but Boudin Bakery & Cafe is finally back in a new spot next to Nordstrom in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and the new spot where they are located is SO much better than their former spot next to Macy’s. While the former spot felt claustrophobic due to lack of space and lighting, this new spot sees the light of day, literally, with giant windows allowing plenty of natural sunlight in. The larger space has plenty more seating as well as outdoor tables as well as a long section along the wall to line up.

I tried the classic BBQ pork sandwich with coleslaw and it was great. They also offer burgers which I don’t believe they offered in their old location. I also saw a beer and wine sign on the wall which will go great with their sourdough offerings. In addition to dishes they also offer sliced bread (sourdough, cinnamon raisin and multigrain).


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Almanac Opening Soon in Danville

500 Hartz Ave, Danville

Back in February we learned that Amber Bistro closed in Danville and a new “farm to table” restaurant called Almanac is close to opening in this spot. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

A place to gather with family and friends – old and new.

Our cuisine is inspired by the freshest and finest ingredients sourced from local purveyors. A farm to table experience that celebrates the bounty of Northern California.


California Pizza Kitchen Opening June 28th at Agora Apartment Complex in Downtown Walnut Creek

1325 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

California Pizza Kitchen will be opening in a huge new spot a short walk from their previous Broadway Plaza location in the new Agora apartment development in downtown Walnut Creek on June 28th. This location will feature an outdoor patio including counter seating in front of a giant roll-up garage door window. The inside looks amazing, check out the photos after the jump for a peek and have a look at their menu here.

Some new menu items will include:

  • Summer seasonal menu items like the California Fields Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Lime Margarita and more!
  • Fire-Grilled Ribeye cooked with house-made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
  • Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and baby kale
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, a crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with a medley of the season’s freshest vegetables
  • Rotating, featured seasonal dishes, hand-tossed pizzas and more


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Cool Tea Bar Opening Soon in Danville

251 Hartz Ave, Danville

Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that a new bubble tea cafe called Cool Tea Bar is opening in Danville where Bibi Bazaar used to be on Hartz Ave. Check out their website here. It looks like they have a few San Francisco locations as well as one each in San Jose and Sacramento.


Dunkin’ Donuts Opening on June 22nd in Walnut Creek

San Miguel Center, Walnut Creek

Dunkin’ Donuts, which we learned back last December would be coming to the San Miguel Center in downtown Walnut Creek will be opening this Wednesday, June 22nd. This will be their first East Bay Area location with more to come… Check out their menu here. Who is ready for donuts and coffee? Time to make the donuts… 🙂


Starbucks Reopens in New Spot in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Starbucks Coffee has reopened near Macy’s as the backside of Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek has finally opened with quite a few stores including a huge new GAP store, the children’s clothing store Hanna Andersson, Victoria’s Secret, Lucky Brand, Bath & Body Works, See’s Candies, and the clothing store True Religion. It looks like Soma Intimates and Teavana is also open, with Clarks Shoes probably opening this Monday. This is way more than the stores that opened during the first phase back in November when only Kiehl’s and Lou & Grey were initially open. The new buildings are way taller than the last time the backside was open a couple of years ago. How do you like this new section of Broadway Plaza? There are a couple of nice lounge areas and benches.



The Organic Coup Coming Soon to Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Thanks to a reader for sending word (and photo below) that a new organic fast food joint called The Organic Coup is coming soon to the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center where Sinful Bliss Cupcakes used to be. According to Diablo Dish expect more locations to open in the Bay Area in the coming months. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Every part of the Organic Coup’s business is built and inspired by our years working at Costco Wholesale. The philosophies learned at Costco have become our foundation at The Coup. We are a business filled with passionate people pushing for social change.

The Coup believes in food that is raised within the Organic USDA standards.  These standards do not allow Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals and pesticides, or the use of antibiotics or added hormones in livestock.  We believe in sustainability, not just for the quality of life today, but also for the future.