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 BBQ Bully
Reverb
1402 N. 9th St
Reading, PA 196-4
Projected Opening: November 17

It looks like Reading could be getting a BBQ joint. The BBQ Bully recently popped up on Instagram (@thebbqbully), announcing it would be opening soon in the city. Recently, the BBQ Bully made its debut catering an event at Reverb. It now looks like the club on 9th Street will be their permanent home as they have announced their Grand Opening for Sunday, November 17 at Reverb.

It’s official!!! Come see The BBq Bully for the Grand Opening on Sunday November 17th at Club Reverb!!!! The Bully can’t wait to show Reading PA what real BBq is all about!!!! To All My Bully Squad…..SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!!!

The BBQ Bully on Facebook, November 6

Cafe Esperanza
105 W. Greenwich St, Reading 19601
Projected Opening: Fall 2019

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 restaurant has hosted a series of volunteer orientations in October as it nears its opening date.


Casa Cortes Mexican Grill
39 N. 9th St
Reading, PA 19601
Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Casa Cortes Mexican Grill is set to open soon in downtown Reading. The restaurant, which takes over a space most recently occupied by Caridad Restaurant, started a Facebook page in June and is participating in September’s Berks County Latin Fest.


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.


The Greenhouse Cafe
18 State Hill Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Projected Opening: Late 2019

A new vegetarian and vegan eatery is coming to Berks County. The Greenhouse Cafe is set to open soon on the campus of the Belltower Spa and Salon along State Hill Road in Wyomissing. The Cafe will be a permanent home for Shah’s Kitchen, which hosted pop-up dinners at venues and events around the region. The announcement was first made on the Shah’s Kitchen (now Greenhouse Cafe) Facebook page on October 15.

We are excited to announce that we have found an amazing location in Wyomissing and we are opening a vegetarian / vegan cafe soon and it’s going to be called The Greenhouse Cafe.

The Greenhouse Cafe on Facebook, October 15

Grind
45 S. Reading Ave, Boyertown 19512
Projected Opening: November 2019

Taking over the former My Girls’ Restaurant in downtown Boyertown, Grind promises an “upscale and yet approachable” dining experience. The restaurant announced on Facebook that it has passed its health department inspection and is now awaiting a final inspection from the liquor control board, the final hurdle before opening.

Breaking News!!! Health Department inspections went great, next step is LCB final inspection. We will be able to start serving very soon!

Grind Restaurant Facebook Post, October 18

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe
726 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611
Projected Opening: Winter 2019-20

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.


Goggleworks Center for the Arts

The Den by Sly Fox
Goggleworks Center for the Arts
201 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Projected Opening: December 2019

On October 1, it was announced via the Reading Eagle that Belly Kitchen & Drinkery would be opening a kitchen at the Barley Mow Craft Beer House in West Reading, leaving their Goggleworks location. It didn’t take long for the Goggleworks to announce a replacement, though. Sly Fox Brewing Company, which opened in Wyomissing earlier this summer, will take over the space with a restaurant called Then Den. The news was first reported by the Reading Eagle on October 16. The Den is tentatively scheduled to open in December.


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: Fall 2019

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 is on schedule to open by fall while the Nitro Bar is already open.


TBA
Fairgrounds Farmers Market
2934 N. 5th Street Hwy
Reading, PA 19605
Projected Opening: Late 2019/Early 2020

A new food stand is coming soon to the Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market. Renovations are underway in the former Sandwich Shack stand. The market has teased out the renovations on their Facebook page but no details about the new stand have been announced yet.