The dining scene in Reading and Berks County continues to grow with new restaurants opening up all the time. Here’s a look at the new restaurants everyone is talking about.

September 2019

Go Fish! Seafood Market & Sushi Bar
301 S. Hull St
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Go Fish! now has a new, larger location along Hull Street in Sinking Spring. The seafood market and sushi bar was without a stand-alone location since a fire swept through the kitchen of its former home in West Reading in March 2018. The new restaurant officially opened for business on September 17.


August 2019

Norte Sur Mexican Restaurant
2610 Kutztown Rd
Reading, PA 19605
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Taking over a former Turkey Hill location along Kutztown Road, Norte Sur is Berks County’s newest restaurant. The new restaurant held its grand opening on August 29.


Brakeman’s Cafe
56 S. Washington St
Boyertown, PA 19512
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Boyertown has a new cafe and coffee shop with the opening of Brakeman’s Cafe along South Washington Street. Brakeman’s, which is planning to serve lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with coffee service all day, had a soft opening before Labor Day and is now open regular hours.


Barrel & Ale
960 N. Reading Ave
Boyertown, PA 19512
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Billing itself as “casual, upscale dining,” Barrel & Ale opened its doors on August 21. Owned by the ownership group behind Iezzi’s on 3rd, Barrel & Ale took over the location of the former Pit Stop Tavern along Reading Avenue in Boyertown.


Luigi’s Pizzeria & Coffee House
478 W. Main St
Kutztown, PA 19530
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Tamaqua’s Luigi’s Pizzeria has opened a second location, this one in Berks County. Luigi’s Pizzeria & Coffee House opened August 19 at 478 W. Main Street, across the street from Kutztown University. The location has been a revolving door for pizzerias; past restaurants have included Ray’s Pizza del Sogno, Sal’s, Bones and 2 Fat Guys from Brooklyn.


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

Nitro Bar
416 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA 19611
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While the first floor of the West Reading Motor Club is still undergoing renovations in preparation for a fall 2019 opening, the second floor Nitro Bar opened on August 13. The restaurant and bar are located along Penn Avenue in West Reading in what was most recently the home of A to Z Vacuum.


Pagoda Cafe
1049 Penn St
Reading, PA 19604

Located on the corner of 11th and Penn Streets in downtown Reading, Pagoda Cafe celebrated its grand opening on August 2. The cafe is an extension of Pagoda Catering, which opened in November 2018. The cafe offers breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday.


July 2019

Saucony Creek Brewing Company
693 Chestnut St
Reading, PA 19602

The former Franklin Street Station in downtown Reading is once again alive with activity with the opening of Saucony Creek Brewing Company’s new pub on July 24. The location is the second for the Kutztown-based brewery. The new Reading Pub features flights, pints, food and take-out beer.


La Bodega Sandwich, Shakes & Grocery
954 Penn St
Reading, PA 19602

La Bodega advertises itself as a place for sandwiches, shakes and groceries in downtown Reading. The eatery in the 900 block of Penn Avenue had its soft opening in early July. The menu features shakes and natural juices, hot and cold sandwiches, and chimichangas.