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Wetzel’s Pretzels Kiosk Opening Soon in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

When we learned last month that the skincare shop Oceane Beauty would be opening a kiosk in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek there was some concern whether they were replacing Wetzel’s Pretzels, which also was opening a kiosk. We now know that Wetzel’s will still be opening a kiosk near Macy’s across from Victoria’s Secret. Check out Wetzel’s menu here.


Forever Yogurt Coming Soon to Walnut Creek

2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Chicago-based frozen yogurt shop Forever Yogurt is coming to the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. in Walnut Creek. In addition to a frozen yogurt menu which can be viewed here, according to a poster in the window they also plan on offering boba teas, Asian wraps, and steamed buns. Stay tuned…


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… 🙂