Nabolom is proud to be an integral part of the East Bay community. We’re more than just a cafe—we’re a space for study sessions, art shows, Free Skool classes, band practices, field trips, and improv piano performances. We hope to be a warm and welcoming place for every person who walks through our doors. People have grown up eating our pastries and make special visits to us because our pastries taste like home.
We love all our customers, both regular and new, and welcome each patron into our giant extended family. We’d love to feature you on this Community Page and thank you for being so loyal. Please email your photo and/or description to nabolombakery (at) gmail.com.
Moira Roth has been coming daily to Nabolom for the last twenty-five years, and during the Fall of 2010—she sat by the café window, notebook in hand, writing a series of autobiographical texts, calling them “Reflections in the Café.” This illustrated memoir, “Fragments of an Autobiography or Remembering in the House of Time: From London to Wisconsin, 1933–2010,” together with her poem,” The House of Time,” can now be found on the Web in issue 55, “Women’s Voices from the House of Time,” of the online American Studies Journal, based in Germany.
In 2011–2012 Moira was the blogger for the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Australia and traveled there by ship. Since then she has resumed working on her narrative (often writing it at Nabolom by the window table) about Rachel Marker, a fictional character who lives through one hundred years of European history. See online brochure of her 2013 exhibition, “Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker: A Literary Installation,” held at The Magnes in Berkeley. Also in an online review of this exhibition by Marcia Tanner there is a photo (by Moira Roth) of a Nabolom table by the window with a spread of cup and muffin with photographs, a mirror and a notebook relating to Rachel Marker.