Hidden Treasures: The Secret Roya’s Garlic Garden

We’ve asked some of our Seed contributors from around the U.S. to share their ‘hidden treasure’ in their hometown. We rounded up what we think are the top 10 hometown finds and are bringing them to you over the next 10 days, starting with this one from Lafayette, California…

One of the newest finds in Lafayette, California is Roya’s Garlic Garden, a restaurant that just opened on Mount Diablo Blvd. All the ingredients are fresh, not canned. They serve this amazing chocolate cake and a Camembert filled with parsley and cloudberry jam. After ordering, Roya herself came to my cousin (who was pregnant at the time) and told her she wasn’t putting egg yolk in the Spaghetti Carbonara she ordered and using a food substitute because pregnant women aren’t allowed raw egg. It was amazing customer service and ever since then I’ve been recommending Roya’s to everyone I know in the Lamorinda area. The restaurant also blends well with the other stores in the area (Bedazzled, Pure Spa) and I hope it becomes the place to go in Lafayette. Parking is spare, so arrive early.

Roya’s Garlic Garden
3576 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549