Happy New Year. I hope you are all doing well. I have finally gotten around the scheduling another meetup.
I have had several meals at Souley Vegan and each was great. It is a very casual and inexpensive place. Vegan as the names implies.
Be not afraid of Oakland. The restaurant is walking distance (probably 15 minutes) from the 12th ST. BART station in downtown Oakland. Or you can take the Free Shuttle (a green colored bus that says Free Shuttle) toward Jack London Square that runs along Broadway There's a free shuttle stop right in front of the restaurant at Broadway and 3rd St.
It can get pretty crowded so I chose an earlier time for late breakfast/early lunch/brunch and will reserve a table based on the number of people that will attend.
Hopefully it's a nice warm day and after for those interested we can take a walk around Lake Merritt.
If your meal is under $10 you will need to pay cash.