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.

December 2020

Willow Creek Brewing
West Reading

Willow Creek Brewing is now open. The brewery officially joined the vibrant food and drink scene along Penn Avenue in West Reading on December 26. In addition to craft brews, Willow Creek is serving barbecue thanks to a partnership with Mad J’s BBQ out of Nazereth.


Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant
225 E. Penn Ave
Robesonia
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After 18 months, Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant has reopened in Robesonia at its new location. The restaurant closed its original location at 141 West Penn Avenue in July 2019. For the last several months, Castaneda’s had been operating a food truck on the property as renovations were being completed to the new space.


Cafe de Colombia Restaurant & Bakery
645 Penn St
Reading
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Cafe de Colombia opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 2. As the name suggests, the restaurant and bakery specializes in authentic Colombian cuisine. The location is actually the third to carry the Cafe de Colombia name with the other two located in New York.


November 2020

Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar
622 Penn Ave
West Reading
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In spring, Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar was one of the first restaurants to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November, the restaurant re-opened under new ownership in its original location at 622 Penn Avenue in West Reading.


King of Cheesy Pizza
10 S. Summit Ave
Shillington
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King of Cheesy Pizza, which opened in downtown Reading in 2018, has expanded to a second location at the Shillington Farmers Market. While the Farmers Market is typically open Thursday through Sunday, King of Cheesy has both locations open seven days per week. King of Cheesy also relocated its downtown Reading location in November 2020, moving to the corner of Sixth and Washington Streets.


October 2020

B Green Deli
36 N. 6th Ave
West Reading
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B Green Deli is the latest eatery to open in West Reading. The deli, which takes over the former El Morro Cafe, offers meal prep, soups, salads and sandwiches, according to its official Instagram account. The restaurant hosted its soft opening at the end of October while celebrating its grand opening in November.


Mad J’s BBQ at Willow Creek Brewing
West Reading
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Willow Creek Brewing has partnered with Nazareth’s Mad J’s BBQ to bring their brand of smoked meats to Penn Avenue in West Reading. While the brewery hasn’t opened yet, Mad J’s started serving BBQ on a limited basis in the beginning of October.


September 2020

City Girl Juice
Sinking Spring
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City Girl Juice is a new juice bar located at 4606 Penn Avenue in the outbuilding that formerly housed Crave Cafe’s ice cream stand. City Girl officially opened for business in late September.


Casa Cortes Mexican Grill
Reading
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After more than a year, Casa Cortes Mexican Grill has opened its doors on North 9th Street in Reading. The restaurant, which opened on September 9, offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas and select dinner entrees.


Romeo’s Pizza Pasta
Mohnton
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Romeo’s Pizza Pasta in Mohnton opened with a limited menu on September 1. The restaurant will be expanding the menu to include pizza, pasta, subs, Stromboli and more. Romeo’s is located along W. Wyomissing Boulevard in the heart of Mohnton.


Know about another restaurant that just opened? Email Zach at berkscountyeats@gmail.com