Nora  Dunning

Chef
Nora Dunning

Oakland

About Nora Dunning

Dunning’s passion for fusion cooking ignited while helping her mom prep meals in their Singapore home and tasting her way through the enticing neighborhood ristorantes of Lucca, Italy. Upon returning to California, Dunning attended the San Francisco Baking Institute. Burnishing her skill set, most recently as Head Kitchen Manager and Culinary Operations Manager for Blue Bottle Coffee, and previously, Director of Food Operations for Farley’s, as well as Executive Chef at Monkey Forest Road and Crema. Advocating for super-local, sustainable, organic, and exotic ingredients, Dunning is a vanguard in the kitchen and revered baker of artisanal, house-made breads and pastries.

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Behind the Scenes

Happy Pi(e) Day! All our pies
"Happy Pi(e) Day! All our pies are $3.14 each today! Come get them!"
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We had our 1st Year
"We had our 1st Year Anniversary Party, Equator Coffee Launch Party as well as Valentine’s Day Dinner Pop Up yesterday! Wow! What a day it was! Thank you everyone for your kind wishes! 🤗 So good to be 1 year old! Thank you all who came to celebrate with us! We can’t wait to see you again!"
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You made my heart skip a beet.
"You made my heart skip a beet. 😉 Come on in for a beet latte for you and your Valentine! ❤️"
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It’s a Teh Tarik (pulled tea)
"It’s a Teh Tarik (pulled tea) kinda day! Please join us and wish Lio a Happy Birthday! 🎊🎁🎉"
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Our pastry case is looking
"Our pastry case is looking gorgeous!! CHOUQUETTES hot off the press ~~ get them soon before these babies are gone!"
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