"Quake" is a local restaurant in the North Beach area of San Francisco established in 1987. It was also Piper Halliwell's place of employment and the main hangout for the Charmed Ones during season one.
In the series opener (Something Wicca This Way Comes), Piper is hired as a chef. The next week, the restaurant's owner, Chef Moore quits, leaving Piper as manager. Piper is very stressed by this, as she was not trained for the position. Piper was also left with the responsibility of catering a wedding in The Wedding from Hell but luckily Phoebe was available to help her.
Quake was, along with the manor, one of the places the girls spent the most time. Quake was in nearly every episode of the first season and still remains one the most memoriable places of the series. Although Quake is a large establishment it never seemed to have enough employees. Quake is never seen again or really mentioned after Piper leaves, whereas when she worked there that's where every date happened. At Quake Piper was officially the manager, but she had to fill in for nearly every job. At various points, she served as chef, waitress, bus boy, Chef's assistant, bartender, hostess, and had to restock the supplies and pay the bills multiple times.
- Piper Halliwell (quit)
- Phoebe Halliwell (very shortly)
- Skye Russell (killed)
- Chef Moore (quit)
- Harry (very shortly)
- In Season 2's Be Careful What You Witch For and Season 6's Spin City, Quake's exterior is used as the one of Cafe Le Blue. One shot was used for both episodes and was digitally altered as the same woman can be seen walking into the restaurant.
- In the episode Dream Sorcerer, Skye tells Whitaker Berman that she isn't allowed to drink with the customers, although Piper does that multiple times with her sisters; it was probably just an excuse to not have to go out with Whitaker.
- Most of the season's demons preyed on people around the Quake area.
- After Season 1, the only other real reference to Quake was made in the Season 7 Finale when Phoebe and Piper are discussing what spells they could use to fight Zankou.
- The exterior for Quake is actually an office building called Pasadena Livery Building, which can be found at Green Street and Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena.