Reading and Berks County’s dining scene continues to grow and we are looking forward to trying all of the new restaurants set to open in the coming weeks and months. Here are the restaurants we know are coming soon to Berks County:

Briano’s Italiano
360 E. Wyomissing Ave
Projected Opening: January 2021

Briano’s Italiano is scheduled to open in January 2021, filling a space in the Mohnton-area strip mall that previously housed Sofrito Mohnton and Maniaci’s Italian Bistro. Briano’s menu will feautre pizza, sandwiches, burgers, wings and more. Originally slated to open on January 5, the restaurant announced on January 4 that there was a delay but they should be open soon.

Cafe Esperanza
105 W. Greenwich St
Projected Opening: Unknown

When it opens, Cafe Esperanza will be the area’s first pay-what-you-can cafe. The cafe will provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a chef-cooked meal with fresh ingredients while also providing job opportunities and creating a new neighborhood gathering place in northwest Reading. Though the grand opening was postponed, the Cafe has been providing free community meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the pandemic.

Liberty at Dryville
110 Lyons Rd
Projected Opening: Early 2021

The Liberty at Dryville is the newest venture from the owners of the Liberty Taproom and Liberty Ale House. The former Dryville Hotel closed in November 2019, with the owners retiring and selling the business to the group behind Liberty. “Late 2020” is the targeted opening date, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page while a recent Reading Eagle article says “early 2021.”

The West Reading Motor Club will open in fall 2019 in the former A to Z Vacuum in West Reading

West Reading Motor Club
416 Penn Ave
Projected Opening: Unknown

What many locals remember as the A to Z Vacuum store in West Reading was once a car dealership. Soon, it will be West Reading’s newest dining destination when the West Reading Motor Club opens. The space is partially open with the Nitro Bar occupying the second floor, but the downstairs dining room is still yet-to-open.

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