Do you like Mac & Cheese? Do you like breadcrumbs? Do you like local restaurants? Then a visit to Homeroom would be an excellent choice. They have a fairly extensive selection of Mac and Cheese with different cheeses, and toppings, and fillers; and any of their delicious dishes can be made Gluten Free. Also, all of their dishes are customizable with extra toppings or fillers, so the possibilities are basically endless. (Spring for the extra 50 cents and get the breadcrumbs on top. There is nothing more worth it.) For lunch they also have a variety of salads and sandwiches to choose from which I’m sure are equally as yummy. The other big selling point is the homemade oreos, although in the interest of full disclosure there wasn’t a dessert that came out of the kitchen that didn’t look incredible…and they are almost all served in mason jars.
In terms of atmosphere, the restaurant feels very laid back and of course has the beautiful exposed wood which I’m sure, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know makes the experience just a little happier for me. They have a variety of indoor and outdoor tables (with outdoor heaters), including a large communal table in the middle of the restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient and they are great at helping you decide between too many incredible sounding dishes. As the restaurant becomes more and more popular, dinner does sometimes get busy and there is a wait so be aware of timing when heading over. They also have excellent to-go options available by phone, app, or online.
400 40th St Oakland, CA 94609