Back in the day

Long before the food truck craze, food delivery apps and avocado toast mania, Libby and I opened our first restaurant in San Francisco in 2007. I named it Brenda’s French Soul Food. I missed the fun and flavors of my hometown, New Orleans, and I wanted to share that with the Bay Area. The place was tiny, in a sketchy neighborhood and an instant success.

Fast-forward more than 10 years and two more businesses, Libby and I are thrilled to finally bring our latest restaurant to the East Bay.

Brenda’s is a fast casual cafe inspired by my favorite places growing up—relaxed, lively and fun. From award-winning fried chicken to our famous cream biscuits and signature stuffed beignets, we’re serving up our most beloved dishes, as well as a few new ones.

Come on by—our krewe is excited to meet you. As we say in New Orleans, laissez les bons temps rouler!

Meet Brenda
& Her Krewe

The people who keep all
 our restaurants cookin’

Brenda Buenviajé >
Chef Proprietor

Libby Truesdell >
Proprietor/House Photographer

John Jackson >
Director of Culinary Operations

Jorge Hoyos >
Regional Kitchen Manager

Andrew Bloom >
Director of Operations

Michelle Rosales >
Director of Sales & Administration