Known for the tees that paid homage to the brand's favorite restaurants around the world, Lyon, Frane's Reception has transitioned into an all-around clothing brand offering essential apparel and accessories. Not every item is a dedication to the culinary craft, but every offering is still full of flavor.
For almost 60 years until it finally closed in 2016, “The Med”, as it was affectionately known to its denizens, functioned not only as a coffee house but as a neighborhood meeting place for all sorts of people: students, families, poets, artists, philosophers, and all of the other assorted colorful characters who inhabit a university town like Berkeley. Until late at night its tables were filled with people discussing art, philosophy, and politics. It was an exciting and vibrant scene.