We dropped in for lunch at our clients' first restaurant venture, Drip Line Oakland. Opened less than 30 days ago, this brand new cafe and small batch coffee shop is filling tables.
According to co-owners Carrie Shores and Josh Larson, our press releases, messaging and web content have been instrumental in generating buzz, tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook posts and articles (SFGate, Bay Area Bites, Hoodline Oakland, East Bay Dish, East Bay Express, Inside Scoop SF, Nosh, etc.,) and drawing customers. In spite of and because of the fact that Drip Line is located on a quiet, out-of-the-way side street in industrial West Oakland.
Executive Chef Nora Dunning stated, "We already have repeat customers who've tried every dish on the menu!" Exceptionally good news in the restaurant world. Of course, Drip Line delivers as promised. The food is unique, locally sourced, Singapore-influenced and delicious. The space is cozy, modernist and chic.
In addition to sipping stunning matcha tea lattes, we munched on coconut grits with sambai shrimp and pimped out gado-gado, sharing one just-out-of-the-oven chocolate-filled croissant between us. Honestly, we wanted more! Next time. You must stop in.