Monday, June 29, 2009
Welcome Galatea Cafe!
Just open on Wood Street between 15th and 16th in West Oakland, Café Galatea is a new café bringing life to the area surrounding the Central Station community and its new neighbors at the Pacific Cannery Lofts.
Owner/artist David Ghadini is the friendly face behind the counter serving up an array of expresso drinks, teas, cold drinks, muffins, fruit, cookies, bagels and a breakfast croissant egg sandwich. This is a place where you can meet, sit, eat, relax, and surf the web (internet is free with a purchase). There are also board games including chess and scrabble for a friendly nerd tournament. Café hours are 6:30 am to 2pm but the plan is to extend hours to 4pm as the business grows.
The atmosphere here at Café Galatea is very pleasant, quiet and artful. The walls are hung with paintings by artist Sabrina Fadial and David displays his sculptures throughout. When sipping your coffee, make sure to look up and check out the light that was designed by David. Very Cool!