Social Bird Opens at Lafayette Mercantile in Lafayette

3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette

The highly anticipated restaurant, Social Bird, from the owners of Esin and Revel in Danville, opened this weekend in the former Yankee Pier space at the Lafayette Mercantile shopping plaza. Check out the menu here. As you can see from the photos below, they offer oysters, beer on tap and have a spacious wrap-around bar with plenty of seating. I look forward to checking this place out!

Daily Life


I would love to know what was going through the mind of the person who made this sign for the Lafayette McCaulou’s. Is this possibly a brand where the “i” is lowercase? What’s the meaning of this!?


Hofssi Chocolates Holiday Pop-Up Open through Dec 23rd in Lafayette

3541 Wilkinson Ln, Lafayette

Hofssi Chocolates is having their fourth annual holiday pop up shop in Lafayette right behind La Fiesta Square. They are open 10 am – 4 pm, daily through December 23rd.

From their website:

I make premium chocolates, with great ingredients. I make chocolates that taste great. I love caramel, toffee and nut based chocolates. Those are my specialties. The chocolate I use is all fair trade, and much of it is organic. In fact, I try to use as may organic ingredients as I can. I use no preservatives or dyes.


Home Invasion Robbery in Lafayette’s Happy Valley

From the Contra Costa Sheriff:

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at about 11:00 PM, Lafayette Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion robbery that happened on the 1100 block of Crestmont Drive in Lafayette.

The incident involved three suspects who were armed with a pistol. The suspects entered the residence through an open garage door. The suspects assaulted a male resident and then restrained both residents. The suspects went through the house, stealing valuables and personal items.

When the suspects left the home, they left both residents still restrained. It took the residents several hours before they were able to get free and call 9-1-1. The residents said that the suspects entered the home around 7:30 PM.

Both victims suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

Lafayette Police Investigations and the Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Daily Life

Fire Guts Lafayette Tennis Club

Photo from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Yesterday a vegetation fire gutted the Lafayette Tennis Club on Camino Diablo in Lafayette, resulting in, “IMMEDIATE EVACUATION in the area of Camino Diablo & Springbrook Rd.” according to a message from the Lafayette Police, which was lifted several hours later. More information from this KTVU article here.


Blazin Jayz Smoke Shop Closes in Lafayette

3566 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Blazin Jayz Smoke Shop, which opened last spring next to Learning Express Toys in Lafayette, closed recently, probably related to Lafayette’s flavored tobacco products ban this spring. I remember being amused by the vape flavors they offered such as, “apple e-juice, grape, banana cream and Hulk Tears” but I didn’t think most of their business comes from the sale of such products.