I honestly can't believe that it has taken me this long to finally visit Shakewell, a cozy and stylish Mediterranean restaurant in Oakland that's been open for two years. Patrick and I were invited over for brunch on Sunday and we can't stop raving about all the outstanding food we ate.
Their menu stands a part from your standard brunch spot with options like shakshuka (Moroccan baked eggs), falafel cakes, fried chicken and churros, smoked salmon flatbread, and my favorite mushroom toast with red hawk and truffles. If you're a traditionalist, you'll be happy to see typical options as well from local bagels from Authentic Bagel Co. to eggs, bacon and crispy potatoes. Patrick and I shared three dishes and loved them all:
I must not forget to mention their cocktail options. I absolutely loved my mango-passion agua fresca (really was more of a spritzer) and Patrick loved his Lakeshore Cooler, a concoction of hanson cucumber mint organic vodka, cocchi americano, lime, and dill syrup.
Shakewell makes the kind of food that we both love to eat and are willing to travel for. Simply fantastic food with bold flavors, beautiful and bright spacious dining room with quick and friendly service to boot.
Shakewell is truly one of the best brunches I've had in Oakland. I can't wait to come back for more, especially for dinner (their wood-oven paella sounds incredible!).
By the way, Shakewell is offering some awesome weekday deals:
Family Style Tuesdays: Served every Tuesday night, the Fried Chicken Dinner feeds four to six people, and includes two buttermilk-fried organic 38 North chickens along with two sides, pickles, cornbread, and three sauces. For those who arrive before 6 p.m., churros with buttermilk syrup are on the house.
We Drink Wine Wednesdays: Every Wednesday night, diners receive 20 percent off every bottle of wine, and the corkage fee is waived.
Buck a Shuck Thursdays: Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., shucked oysters are only $1 apiece at the bar.
Thank you so much for having us as your guests, Shakewell team!
3407 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland, CA 94610
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Happy Hour @ bar Tuesday - Sunday 4:00 - 6.00p.m.
Lunch Wednesday - Friday 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 - 10:00p.m.
Dinner Sunday 5:00 - 9:00p.m.