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:

The Berkshire Family Restaurant
1714 State Hill Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Projected Opening: Spring 2020

Taking over the former Giannotti’s Berkshire (and previously, Arner’s), The Berkshire Family Restaurant is slated to open soon. The State Hill Road restaurant will be open breakfast, lunch and dinner, and according to the new restaurant’s Facebook page, will serve Pennsylvania beer and spirits. No official opening date has been announced yet.

Cafe Esperanza
105 W. Greenwich St, Reading 19601
Projected Opening: Spring 2020

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. The cafe had announced that March 20, 2020 would be the grand opening date, but that has now been postponed with no new date announced.

Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant
225 E. Penn Ave
Robesonia, PA 19551
Projected Opening: Winter 2020

Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant is on the move. The Robesonia favorite closed its location at 141 West Penn Avenue in July 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 December, Castaneda’s was granted a zoning variance from the borough of Robesonia to allow the business to operate without off-street parking.

Liberty at Dryville
110 Lyons Rd
Mertztown, PA 19539
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.

West Reading, PA 19611
Projected Opening: Spring 2020

MAZI – a “Greek Inspired fine dining bistro” is coming to West Reading this spring. A job posting on from February seeking back-of-house staff mentions that the restaurant is anticipated to open in two months (April). The ad also says that the restaurant will be open dinners only.

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe
726 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611
Projected Opening: Spring 2020

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe, the popular downtown Reading restaurant, will be opening a new location in West Reading sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. The Cafe, which will be located in a former salon at 726 Penn Avenue, will be the third location for Mi Casa Su Casa, joining a stand at Shillington Farmers Market that opened last year.

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, West Reading 19611
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 restaurant, which is being opened by the owners of Say Cheese, also will feature a second floor bar called the Nitro Bar. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in fall, but the new target date is Spring 2020.

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