Offerings at Babka by Ayélet in Palo Alto
Offerings at Babka by Ayélet in Palo Alto

Babka by Ayélet launches brunch menu; Dashe Cellars leaving Oakland for Alameda

Babka by Ayélet in Palo Alto is now offering brunch items on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Choices include borekas with Israeli salad, or muesli with fruit and a small babka. As I wrote when Babka by Ayélet opened in December, the menu features nine flavors of babka ranging from classics like chocolate to unconventional savory flavors like butternut squash.


After 15 years in Jack London Square, Jewish-owned Dashe Cellars has announced it is moving to Alameda. The lease was up and rent became untenable, so Anne and Michael Dashe are moving the whole operation to “Spirits Alley” at Alameda Point. A final going-away party will be held at the Oakland location on Saturday, May 11, starting at noon. It has been the site of a Jewish community event or two over the years.

Alix Wall
Alix Wall

Alix Wall is a contributing editor to J. She is also the founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals and is writer/producer of a documentary-in-progress called "The Lonely Child."