1:30 p.m. Saturday: Best Quest for Sweet Potato Pie 

Lois the Pie Queen

Traveling along MLK from Oakland to Berkeley, astute drivers may have noticed a small sign on the left-hand side of the road. "Lois the Pie Queen," it mysteriously reads, "Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Great Desserts." A red arrow directs traffic off MLK and down 60th into what appears to be a residential district -- into the land, apparently, of pie queens. And, like characters in Saturday morning cartoons, weekend adventure seekers find themselves carried on the imaginary scented waves of the freshly baked goods they hope to find, the idea of discovering this veritable queen of pies, too compelling to ignore. Sadly, after more than forty years of serving up her famous pies and homestyle breakfasts, Lois has passed on. But fortunately, her unassuming castle, tucked discreetly between Oakland and Emeryville, remains. Chris Davis, Lois' son and subsequent prince, carries on the tradition, offering customers buttermilk biscuits, strawberry waffles, and those delicious pies. Flavors include chocolate cream, banana, apple, or berry, but the sweet potato is the best you'll find. Staff is friendly, the atmosphere homey.


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