Pinole has a new source for donuts, sandwiches, coffee drinks and smoothies — thanks in part to a Hercules resident.
Sitting on the edge of the city limit and tucked into a small strip mall, Lyn's Cafe is the city's newest restaurant. The family-operated cafe at San Pablo Avenue and Belmont Way is the second location for a mother and daughter who also operate Alhambra Donut & Deli in Martinez.
The donuts are baked in the Martinez kitchen and delivered daily to the new cafe, said Rosina Y, who runs the Pinole restaurant. A dozen donuts are priced starting at $8.50 or starting at $.50 for a half-dozen.
Ronsina also serves inexpensive hot and cold sandwiches at the Pinole locaiton, which is open seven days a week. Sandwich prices are only $3, plus tax. The cafe offers hot or iced coffee drinks, fruit smoothies and bubble drinks. Smoothies are available for $3.59 to $3.79, depending on size.
Rosina, a former Pinole resident now living in Hercules, said her mother Vandy Y, has owned the Martinez donut and deli shop for five or six years.
Lyn's Cafe, which offers free wireless Internet access, makes orders for take-out and has indoor tables and chairs for patrons who'd like to eat on-site.