We love our community and delight in offering our customers unique, quality products. Many of our products are made in the USA, some right here in California, and we strive to support small manufacturers that use organic, fair-trade, or handmade materials. A few carefully selected imports are always fair-trade and sustainably produced. Having met these criteria, we aim to help you find a perfect gift at a great value. Enjoy browsing our cozy El Cerrito shop, and be sure to stop in next-door at Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar for a latte or a bagel sandwich.
Who We Are
Jen Komaromi and Kevin O'Neal are a husband-and-wife team. We started our side-by-side shops in 2005 on the Stockton Avenue corridor, where our block features easy parking and a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Jenny K. and Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar has become a neighborhood favorite. The cafe offers customers bistro-style outdoor seating and the chance to enjoy dining alfresco. In 2012, Jenny K. expanded and quadrupled in size allowing us to expand our offerings to include a large kids department as well as an increased size of gifts, accessories and kitchen goods.
Jen was raised in a family business and has been working in the gift industry since 1997. She knows that a small business can thrive wherever people love finding gifts that are unique, whimsical and, whenever possible, sustainably sourced. Jen started Jenny K with the desire to highlight small manufacturers and bring independent artisans to the fore.
Our Commitment to the Community
Jenny K and Well Grounded frequently participate in community events, donating to local schools and the arts and hosting special events featuring the work of local artists and craftspeople whenever possible.