Off the BART: 6 Things to Do in Lafayette

Lafayette Reservoir

Located less than 30 minutes from San Francisco, Lafayette is a sunny, suburb with rolling hills and endearing shops. The town’s heart, Mt. Diablo Boulevard, is just a few blocks from the BART station.

Here are six things to do in Lafayette:

1. Start the day off right with a “guilty pleasure” breakfast at Millie’s Kitchen. (1018 Oak Hill Road)

2. Walk off breakfast along the Lafayette Reservoir. (Mt. Diablo Boulevard,

3. Get in some retail therapy at Duchess Boutique. This gallery-style shop is small but packed with great styles. Think California beach girl meets city chic. And price points for every budget. (3587 Mt. Diable Boulevard,

4. Chow down on a healthy lunch. One of several East Bay locations, Chow is continuously changing its delectable, healthy menu. Its specialty market is also worth a peek. (53 Lafayette Circle,

5. Go antique hunting at Loot. This pretty little store stocks unique treasures of all kinds. (3598 Mount Diablo Boulevard)

6. Stock up at the-one-of-a-kind Open Sesame health market, where you’ll find all your nutritional needs. (It’s also one of the only authentic, independent health stores still afloat.) (983 Moraga Road)

Take BART to Lafayette station

Photo: Vera Devera