Noodle Theory Coming to Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

Exciting news for Moraga as the popular Rockridge and Emeryville Asian fusion eatery Noodle Theory is planning on opening a third location in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga later this year after Graze closes sometime in June. Check out the Rockridge lunch menu here, and Emeryville Provisions menu here. I’ve been to their Rockridge spot several times which was amazing and apparently the chicken wings in Emeryville are the best so I hope they will offer that in Moraga as well.

Why Moraga of all places? According to the Graze owner the Noodle Theory owners live in Moraga so thankfully locals won’t need to head for Lafayette, Walnut Creek and beyond for top-tier cuisine anymore.


LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest on March 17th at St. Mary’s in Moraga

LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest:

1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm | Free

LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest is a family fun day to showcase our local communities and have some neighborly fun. We will have bounce house, face paint, booths, activities, food and drinks. Come meet your local business, nonprofits, and the Saint Mary’s College communities!

Bring your friends, family, neighbors and pets!


Town Bakery & Cafe Soft Opens Today in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

home/made kitchen closed last Spring in Moraga and now a new restaurant/bakery from the owner of the Sliders food truck called Town Bakery & Cafe has reopened in its place. Check out their lunch menu here and sample menu here. Check for updates on their Instagram page here. They plan on offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as freshly baked goods and plan to open open early to catch the early morning crowd heading to work. Looks great, can’t wait to try this place out!


Huzzah! Canyon Club Brewery Opening in Moraga this Summer

1558 Canyon Rd, Moraga

Amazing news as sleepy Moraga of all places is getting a new brewery / restaurant called Canyon Club Brewery. Located in a former bank sharing an ample parking lot with Orchard Supply Hardware near the intersection of Moraga Way and Moraga Rd, it’s expected to open later this summer. The triangular modern architecture with plenty of outdoor space will be a fabulous showcase for what could prove to become a destination spot bringing in not only locals but others from around Lamorinda and beyond. In addition to a restaurant and on-site brewery, stay tuned for more exciting details to come!

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Iconic Rheem Theatre Closes in Moraga

350 Park St, Moraga

A few years ago the iconic Rheem Theatre in Moraga was set to close before it got a reprieve and ended up remaining open, until now. Their final day open was yesterday but according to this East Bay Times article, Mayor Dave Trotter said that, “Moraga has a shared goal of getting the theater reopened in the near future.” I love the art deco design of this theater and hope to see it reopen, but realistically, is there any chance this will come back or is this the final good bye?

Email from Rheem Theatre:

It is with great sorrow that this Sunday, January 7, 2018, will be our final movies showing at the Rheem Theatre. It is not economically feasible to continue to operate the theater. We have an agreement with the property owner to keep everything intact in hopes that a reasonable solution can be found soon.
We have put our hearts and souls into maintaining and making the Rheem what it is today.
Thank you all for your support and patronage over the last 8 years.


iTea (with Ramen!) Opening Nov 18th in Moraga

Moraga Shopping Center, Moraga

Not content to rest on their boba laurels, iTea is going to be soft opening this Saturday, November 18th in the Moraga shopping center near McCaulou’s and on top of various boba teas this location will be offering ramen! As you can see in the photo below, two of the ramen offerings will be shoyu tonkotsu and black garlic oil ramen and they’ll also offer snacks such as popcorn chicken. Check out their drinks menu here and here.

Note that this space used to be Asia Palace so there are existing restaurant facilities to make the ramen and other dishes. They also own the nearby Golden Palace restaurant. Thanks to everyone for sending word about this.