welcome to homeroom
Hi there! We’re Allison and Erin, owners of the mac and cheese restaurant homeroom. We hope to see you soon to share a mac and cheese with us!
Opening Homeroom was a dream come true for us. Before becoming restaurant owners, we both were working boring corporate jobs (Erin as an attorney, and Allison as a marketer) while daydreaming about one day opening a restaurant. After meeting at a busy Oakland cafe one fateful rainy day, we decided to quit our cushy jobs and sink our life savings into a mac and cheese restaurant. Luckily, lots of people love mac and cheese, and we received an outpouring of support and love from the community, friends and family.
So why mac and cheese? Well, besides that it’s the best food on earth, it makes people smile! How can you not smile as you dig into a big bowl of creamy, gooey, mac and cheese?
But Homeroom is much more than a mac and cheese shack. With over ten mac and cheeses available at a time, along with veggies, salads, homemade desserts, craft beers, local wines and awesome service, we are a birthday destination, a date spot, a community hangout, and so much more. We take aspects of fine dining—like beer and wine pairings and house-made desserts—and make them accessible to every one by keeping our prices low. We tried to create a fun, welcoming, inviting atmosphere that people would love coming back for.
Thanks for visiting! If you have any questions about homeroom, our cookbook, our story, or anything else, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the restaurant?
400 40th street, Oakland, CA 94609 – on the corner of Shafter Ave. It’s smack in between Broadway and Telegraph.
How can I reach you?
Send us an email at email@example.com Or call us at 510.597.0400.
Do you cater?
Yes! You can get big platters of mac+cheese for parties, office meetings, or maybe just a family dinner. Check out our platter page for details, then place your order online.
Is homeroom a chain restaurant?
No! There is only one homeroom, and it’s owned by Allison and Erin. We’re at the restaurant every day, so please say hi and let us know how your experience was.
Do you take reservations?
Nope, sorry. But we do have plenty of seating, so get here fast to grab a super comfy booth, or a spot at our long community table. Don’t worry if there’s a wait – we have plenty of great drinks at the bar for you to enjoy before you sit down.
I’m gluten-free, can I eat at homeroom?
Oh yeah – and you can eat almost everything on the menu. All of our macs, except the vegan and mexican, are available gluten-free using quinoa pasta and tapioca bechamel.
Do you really only serve mac and cheese?
Nope, have other stuff like veggies, hearty salads, and homemade desserts. We also carry lots of drinks, like vintage-style sodas and a killer beer and wine list. Check out our full menu for details.