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: Summer 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: Summer 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. 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
Robesonia, PA 19551
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
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: Summer 2020

MAZI – a “Greek Inspired fine dining bistro” is coming to West Reading. 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. The restaurant now has a Facebook page of its own, and on June 8 posted that they would be opening in the “near future” though they were still interviewing for all its key positions.

Rise Up Nutrition
715 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
Projected Opening: August 2020

Rise Up Nutrition is set to bring a healthier alternative to Penn Avenue in West Reading when it celebrates its grand opening on August 8. Rise Up takes over the former Gourmand Cafe location at 715 Penn Avenue where they will serve protein shakes, coffee and tea, oatmeal bowls and more. Learn more on their official Facebook page.

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 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, PA 19611
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. In a Reading Eagle article, it was said that Mad J’s could begin serving barbecue before the brewery is fully operational.

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