I love finding new (or new to me) fantastic places for brunch with friends! I concluded my 2015 Birthday Month at Flora Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Oakland. The food was great and the company even better! We munched on American Cultural Classic Cuisine such as beignets, fried chicken & waffles, and shrimp & grits. Additionally, Flora has a fascinating historical and architectural element as it is housed in the Oakland Floral Depot building which was built in 1931. If you are in the East Bay looking for a fun brunch spot, I suggest you give Flora a try!