Daughter’s Diner restaurant in East Bay has closed

Daughter’s Diner has closed permanently after just over a year in North Oakland.

The news was shared on Monday in a brief Instagram post which indicated that the restaurant’s last day of service was Sunday. The post was signed by chef-owner Keven Wilson, his wife and co-owner Justyna and their daughter Mila.

“With broken hearts but looking to new beginnings, we have decided to proceed with the closure of Daughter’s Diner,” the post read in part. “We are forever grateful to the community of customers and supporters we have built over the past year.”

Keven Wilson, who previously worked as a chef at San Francisco’s Michael Mina restaurant and Perbacco, among others, began demolition at 326 23rd St. about a month before mandatory shelter-in-place orders hit and eventually moved on. opened Daughter’s Diner in October 2020.

According to San Francisco Chronicle, the Wilsons had envisioned a 30-seat restaurant, which was later reduced to a 15-seat restaurant in the wake of the pandemic. (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of each other.) Along the way, Daughter’s Diner adapted like most Bay Area restaurants by adding seating outside and offering take-out meals.

Daughter’s Diner had a primarily breakfast-oriented menu that included its popular stacked pancakes served with raspberry jam and topped with bright purple marzipan, but it also served savory lunch and dinner items such as burgers and slow roasted pork shoulder.

In the farewell message posted on Instagram, the owners also thanked their owner “for a smooth transition”. The precise reasons for the closure are unclear. SFGATE has reached out to Daughter’s Diner for comment, but did not hear back at press time.

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