Lion Dance Café
Just a short two-minute walk from 17th and Broadway lies Lion Dance Café, a fully vegan Oakland restaurant founded in 2020 by CY Chia and Shane Stanbridge, the duo behind the popular food pop-up S+M Vegan. Blending Teochew Singaporean family recipes with Chinese American diaspora and Eurasian and Cali-Italian sensibilities, their menu is always changing based on available ingredients. Yelpers rave about the laksa noodle soup, sesame bread, Mushroom Goreng, sesame noodles, and A.S.S cookies. Lion Dance Café aims to bring comfort and good luck to their customers, and locals agree that it's one of the best restaurants in Oakland.