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:

B Green Deli
36 N. 6th Ave
West Reading
Projected Opening: October 2020

B Green Deli is the latest eatery announced for West Reading. The deli, which will be taking over the former El Morro Cafe, will offer meal prep, soups, salads and sandwiches, according to its official Instagram account. a recent Facebook post sets the tentative soft opening date as October 21.

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.

Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant
225 E. Penn Ave
Projected Opening: Fall 2020

Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant is on the move. The Robesonia favorite closed its location at 141 West Penn Avenue in July 2019 as it prepares for a move to a new, larger location on the other end of town. The new location at 225 East Penn Avenue is still being renovated. In the meantime, Castaneda’s is serving meals from a food truck set up in front of the building.

Liberty at Dryville
110 Lyons Rd
Projected Opening: Late 2020

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: Spring 2020

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.

Willow Creek Brewing
643 Penn Ave
West Reading
Projected Opening: Fall 2020

Willow Creek Brewing is set to open this fall, joining the vibrant food and drink scene along Penn Avenue in West Reading. In addition to craft brews, Willow Creek will be serving barbecue thanks to a partnership with Mad J’s BBQ out of Nazereth. Mad J’s is now open limited hours but the full brewery is not yet operational.

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