American in Oakland

Mac 'n' cheese, the ultimate in American comfort food, gets a long-overdue ovation at this quirky restaurant with a primary-school theme. A menu of whimsical options – including 'Mac the Goat' with chevre, Greek-style 'Maxcimus' or Sriracha mac with ginger butter – are more gourmet than anything mom packed for your lunchbox. Local beers on tap.

Can't wait in line? Order ahead for pickup from Homeroom to Go, one block west.