Wondering what new businesses are opening and changing in your town? Our “Sprouts & Shutters” column highlights restaurant, retail and other business news in Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito.
Sliver Pizza is up and running at 2132 Center St., Berkeley, within a block of the Cal campus, according to the Oakland Tribune. The three owners are all veterans of Berkeley's Cheese Board Collective and emphasize fresh ingredients, with a topping of social justice — a pizzeria-based campaign against human trafficking. Sliver is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a rotating menu that offers a different vegetarian pizza each day, plus salad. Check the daily menu at the Siver website.
A popular restaurant is expanding. Cafeina Organic Cafe is expected to open its annex on Tuesday afternoon. Owner Maria Myers said the cafe at 1389 Solano Ave. needed to expand because business is bustling. The annex will have 14 additional seats for diners. It's in the space next to the cafe that used to house a hair salon. The current restaurant opened in 2006.