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Maybe because Ladyfingers has been around most of my life, I forget to appreciate it.


It’s with good reason that everyone loves their blackbottom cake (and cupcakes), but have you tried their buttery breakfast pastries? Their rich cheesecakes – also available in mini-sized? Their big, chewy cookies? Today they had creamy chocolate mouse in tiny chocolate teacups! I love them and their cute strawberry sign in the window. Next time don’t just speed by on your way off 580. It’s worth stopping for.



Issues is the only place I know to get Sheep! Magazine. Noella and Joe are also some of the sweetest folks you’ll ever buy a periodical from.

(Photo from Issues website)

Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery is quiet and peaceful at the top of Piedmont Avenue. They have twice monthly tours of the graves of some of the more famous Oaklanders buried there.

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Julia Morgan designed Chapel of the Chimes next door is also not to be missed.