MARCH 2016 | DINING
Spice Monkey Restaurant offers a community space for their neighbors and friends. They proudly serve globally inspired comfort food for lunch, happy hour and dinner. They also host cultural events such as Stand-Up comedy, poetry readings, live music, and Improv comedy.
Q. What inspired you to start your business?
I started Spice Monkey because I love Oakland and I love bringing together my friends and family around healthy, happy food. Our customers love Spice Monkey because it’s not just a place to eat, it’s home and it’s family.
Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The neighborhood is the best! We love our fellow dining and cultural business owners on the block and providing a beautiful neighborhood for all to visit. We love our dear friends at Regina’s Door, Regina is always doing amazing things for the community. We also have great neighbors in Athens Gallery, Stag’s Lunchette, Coloso Coffee, Big G Burger and King Kog. We have so many awesome neighbors and fellow business owners it’s hard to pick just a few!
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
I love that art and culture is all around us – from street art to local galleries, we are surrounded by beauty and inspiration here in Oakland. It is such a wonderful thing!