In the city of Oakland in sunny California, the coffee shops, and the coffee itself, are just as diverse as the neighborhoods. Some shops roast their own blends of coffee, some source their coffee elsewhere, some cafe are new to the coffee scene, and some add special touches like joyous notes on coffee cups. Whether coffee drinkers are looking for a place to gather with friends, read a good book, get work done, or simply relax, there’s a coffee shop in Oakland for everyone. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos
© 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos
The 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos serves one of the finest coffees in the world, the 100% Arabica beans. The coffee beans used in 1888 Coffee Station’s coffee are grown in the fertile, lush volcanic soil in Veracruz, Mexico’s Cloud Forest. These beans are then harvested by hand using methods that have been perfected over decades by the family-owned and operated 1888 Coffee Estate. The goal of the coffee shop is to provide naturally grown, high quality coffee to America, while also supporting practices that help ensure the vitality of farmers, their families, the wildlife, and the land.
246 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, Phone: 510-338-3598
2.Akat Cafe Kalli
Akat Cafe Kalli on Second Avenue in Oakland, California is a community-based, family-owned and operated cafe. The cafe opened in 2012, starting out serving artisan coffee and hosting arts and crafts workshops and poetry readings for the community. It then grew into more of a community gathering place, with other members of the neighborhood hosting their own events at Akat Cafe Kalli. This little coffee shop is open from 7:30 in the morning until three in the afternoon on Monday through Friday and from eight in the morning until five in the evening on Saturdays and Sundays.
1603 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
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3.Awaken Cafe & Roasting
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The award-winning Awaken Cafe isn’t just a coffee shop, it’s more a jack-of-all-trades, a combination espresso bar, event space, wine and beer bar, and art gallery. Work by local artists like the cafe’s walls, karaoke night is every Wednesday, and several days every month feature local musicians and open mic. Located in downtown Oakland, Awaken Cafe and Roasting is a neighborhood gem and encourages an environment of fun, conversation, and engagement by purposefully not offering wireless internet. The cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 7:00pm and from 9:00am until 5:00pm on the weekends.
1429 Broadway, Oakland, Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: 510-863-1440
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Located right across the road from Rockridge Bart Station, the Bica Coffeehouse is a community-oriented cafe that is what people may think of when they hear the words “local coffee shop.” This cozy coffee shop setting features rotating art displays and serves coffee from one rotating roaster that changes every three months and five permanent roasters. Each cup of coffee is made with fresh ground beans and a variety of food is also offered at the Bica Coffeehouse, provided by Southie and Firebrand Artisan Breads. The coffee shop is open seven days a week from 6:30am until 6:30pm.
5701 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, Phone: 510-350-7875
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The Bicycle Coffee Company is a place where coffee is just as much of their passion as bike riding. What started as using a wok to roast coffee beans at an Inner Sunset kitchen has become a multinational coffee roasting brand. The downtown Oakland coffee shop is just as unique, with an open and simple setting where the actual roasting is done nearly in the same room that serves the fresh coffee. Bicycle Coffee also has an outdoor seating area featuring tables shaped like bicycles. Growlers of iced coffee and bags of their coffee blends are available as well.
364 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607
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6.Black Spring Coffee Company
Situated along Telegraph Avenue, the Black Spring Coffee Company is both a coffee roastery and a neighborhood coffee shop. The company is focused on offering tasty and rich coffee that people find both rewarding and enjoyable to drink and the menu features a variety of traditional Italian espresso beverages that are both elegant and simple. Coffee beans are roasted every week in order to provide the freshest coffee to customers at any time. Nestled between Temescal and Uptown Oakland, the Black Spring Coffee Company cafe is open from 7:00am until 4:00pm, seven days a week.
2930 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609, Phone: 510-823-2460
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7.Cafe Santana Roasting Company
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The Cafe Santana Roasting Company is a local coffee roasting company and coffee shop, providing freshly roasted coffee made from coffee beans from a variety of regions all over the world. The coffee company prides itself on offering only the highest quality of coffee beans for customers’ simplest of pleasure. Cafe Santana is open Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 7:00am until 3:00pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:00am until 6:00pm, Saturdays from 8:00am until 6:00pm, and Sundays from 8:00am until 2:00pm. The cafe also serves a small selection of food.
4100 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619, Phone: 510-842-3027
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© Coloso Coffee
Coloso Coffee is a little Oakland cafe that’s relatively new to the city’s uptown coffee scene. Rather than serving pour-over drip coffee drinks, the coffee shop offers batch-brewed drip coffee, as well as an array of espresso drinks. Owners Renzo Gianella and Jose Posadas do their best to respect the time of their customer, striving to serve up quick cups of delicious coffee every day of the week. The small interior of the coffee shop features a minimalist look and isn’t really a place for doing work, however, it still provides a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying a cup of coffee.
1715 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607, Phone: 415-240-7377
© Farley's East
When Farley’s East opened in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, California, it became a catalyst to the community. Inside the coffee shop and outdoors on the parklet, which is the first built by a cafe in Oakland, guests will find a bustling cafe that has garnered deep support from the local community. While Farley’s East is a simple cafe, it offers a warm neighborhood atmosphere that customers want from their local coffee shop. The cafe invites people to come and simply hang out and share conversations of a flavorful and delicious coffee drinks. Farley’s East is open every day of the week.
33 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: 510-835-7898
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10.Fig & Poe Coffee Bar
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The Fig and Poe Coffee Bar opened in 2018 in downtown Oakland’s coffee scene. The inspiration for this family-owned and operated coffee shop came from an idea of pure creativity and simplicity, which drives the atmosphere, the food, and most importantly, the coffee. The cafe partners with local companies and farmers, such as Aris Bakery, Firebrand Artisan Breads, and Ritual Coffee, in order to ensure their drinks and food are delicious and aren’t made with anything artificial. The Fig and Poe Coffee Bar is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 3:30pm, and closed on the weekends.
396 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Phone: 415-335-5100
11.Hasta Muerte Coffee
Hasta Muerte Coffee is a worker-owned, collectively run coffee shop on Fruitvale Avenue that boasts a commitment to nurturing the local community, along with serving some of the best coffee around. Offering snacks and drinks, in addition to containing a specialty bookstore, Hasta Muerte Coffee aims to provide an inclusive and warm environment where friends, coworkers, and families can gather. Not operating under a typical coffee shop schedule, Hasta Muerte Coffee is open Mondays and Fridays from 7:00am until 5:00pm, Saturdays from 8:00am until 5:00pm, and Sundays from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
2701 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601, Phone: 510-689-2922
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Hive, The Place to Be is a community-based neighborhood gathering place offering a variety of coffee drinks, salads, sandwiches, loose-leaf organic teas, gluten-free options, and more, including pastries from the local Starter Bakery. The coffee shop provides free wireless internet, as well as a play corner for children, making Hive a place for everyone to have an enjoyable and entertaining visit. The cafe has also began roasting some of their very own coffee. Hive is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 4:00pm, Saturdays from 8:00am until 4:00pm, and Sundays from 8:00am until 3:00pm.
2335 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: 510-482-4483
13.Jump'n Java Coffeehouse Oakland-Berkeley
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The Jump'n Java Coffeehouse has been serving both tea and coffee loving commuters and residents in the Berkeley and Oakland areas of California since 2002. Open every day from 9:00am until 6:00pm, the coffee served here is freshly roasted every week at McLaughlin Coffee in Emeryville, providing the cafe with access to a wide array of fair-trade and organic coffee beans. Along with cups of coffee, espresso drinks, and a variety of snacks and food options, guests can also purchase coffee beans ground fresh to order and whole coffee beans by the pound at the Jump'n Java Coffeehouse.
6606 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609, Phone: 510-595-9666
Kilovolt Coffee is one of the newer coffee shops in the Dogtown neighborhood of West Oakland, an area of the city that many locals believe is craving more drinks and food destinations. The coffee shop was co-founded by Ethan Ashley, who has a background of home remodeling and is a self-trained electrician. He opened Kilovolt Coffee after not being able to find a decent cup of coffee after moving to the area in 2008. Ashley trained to be a barista at SIghtglass Coffee, and his coffee shop now serves Sightglass coffee blends, as well as a variety of food from local businesses.
1829 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607, Phone: 510-761-7041
© Modern Coffee
Modern Coffee is a unique coffee shop in downtown Oakland, California, offering a premium coffee taproom. The menu features coffee to share, brewed-to-order cups, and list from the owners of “coffees we love right now,” with each item on the cafe menu hand-selected for quality and taste. Along with the drinks served at the cafe, customers can purchase bags of coffee beans from a number of different coffee roasters, such as Verve, Stumptown, Linea Caffe, Counter Culture, and Chromatic Coffee Company. Modern Coffee conveniently has three locations in downtown and Uptown Oakland, as well as one shop in Berkeley.
411 13th St, Oakland, CA, Phone: 510-835-8000
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16.Peerless Coffee & Tea
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Peerless Coffee and Tea is an award-winning coffee roasting company and coffee shop that has been around in the Oakland, California community since the year 1924. The business received the “Roaster of the Year” award by Roast Magazine in 2019 for sustainable practices and superior quality. The long-standing coffee establishment was first started by John Vukasin, an immigrant from Yugoslavia, founding one of the first coffee roasters in the Bay Area more than ninety years ago. Peerless Coffee and Tea is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am until 5:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am until 4:00pm.
260 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Phone: 510-763-1763
17.Perch Coffee House
Formerly named the Grand Lake Coffeehouse, the Perch Coffee House has served both visitors and residents alike in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland for more than ten years. The coffee shop has been constantly adapting to changes to the local community over the years, updating its menu and space to better fit the needs of an always changing customer base. The one thing that has never changed at Perch Coffee House, however, is their motto of “coffee without the coddle,” providing friendly, fast, “but never fake” customer service. The coffee shop is open every day until 4:00pm.
440 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
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18.Slojoy Coffee Roasters
Slojoy Coffee Roasters is a local small company in Oakland, California. While it may be small, it’s certainly unique and many locals find it outstanding. The coffee shop serves a variety of in-house roasted coffee through their walk-up window, located along the outskirts of the city’s downtown area. Each cup of coffee served to customers features a handwritten note because the company is just as serious about wanting to spread joy to people as they are about offering them good coffee. This coffee window is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am until 3:30pm and Fridays until 2:30pm.
1528 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612
19.Snow White Coffee
The Snow White Coffee cafe is a locally owned and operated coffee shop that opened in Oakland in 2016. Along with offering exceptional drinks, the small cafe also supports other local businesses, such as serving coffee from Roast Co, a roaster out of West Oakland. Snow White Coffee also offers pastries from Emeryville-based Starter Bakery. The drink menu here is similar to what people would typically find at most other third-wave coffee shops, including handcrafted espresso drinks and hand-brewed coffee. Snow White Coffee is open Monday through Friday from 6:00am until 4:00pm and the weekends from 8:00am until noon.
3824 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, Phone: 510-808-7655
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© Subrosa Coffee
Independently-owned and operated Subrosa Coffee has two different locations within the city of Oakland, California. The coffee company’s minimalist approach allows them to focus on providing customers with the highest quality of pastries, coffee, and customer service to the local community. Subrosa serves coffee from Coffee Manufactory, which uses coffee beans that are sourced directly from sustainable, small coffee farms worldwide and then locally roasted. The coffee shop also hosts art programs, participates in community events, and displays works of art by local artists. Subrosa Coffee is open seven days a week from 7:00am until 6:00pm, from 8:00am on Sundays.
419 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
© Tertulia Coffee
Maria and Tim Sanchez, owners of Tertulia Coffee are natives to Oakland and the Bay Area of California. Their roots from El Salvador and Puerto Rico led the couple to fulfill their passion of mixing a “love for coffee with art.” Tertulia Coffee and Sanchez Contemporary opened together in 2016 and have since continued to grow with talented artists, baristas, partners, and customers. The family-owned and operated commercial art gallery and coffee shop today serve as a relaxing and safe community gathering place, offering rotating art exhibits and a coffee bar. Tertulia Coffee is open to the community every day.
1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
22.Tierra Mia Coffee
Tierra Mia Coffee is a southern California-based coffee chain founded by Ulysses Romero that serves Latin-inspired coffee beverages made from house-roasted beans, such as Cuban cafe con leche, Mexican chocolate mocha, and a horchata latte. The menu at Tierra Mia also include pour-over Chemex brews and single-origin, house-roasted espresso drinks. The coffee shop in Uptown Oakland also serves a selection of delicious pastries from Starter Bakery in East Bay. Tierra Mia Coffee also has several locations throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Anaheim, and more. The Oakland location is open daily from 6:30am until 10:00pm.
2001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: 510-986-0511
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The Timeless Coffee cafe is a small retreat within the daily hustle and bustle of Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue. Instead of creating a coffee shop that’s full of commotion, the coffee shop wanted its customers to be able to enjoy life’s little pleasures, like a delicious cup of coffee. Timeless Coffee’s in-house roaster makes some of the area’s best coffees and espressos to order. The menu at the cafe also features a variety of entrees for breakfast and lunch, all completely vegan. There is also a second location of this inviting, warm, neighborhood coffee shop in Berkeley, California.
4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, Phone: 510-985-1360
23 Best Oakland Coffee Shops
- 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos, Photo: 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos
- Akat Cafe Kalli, Photo: Kuzmick/stock.adobe.com
- Awaken Cafe & Roasting, Photo: Awaken Cafe & Roasting
- Bica Coffeehouse, Photo: Bica Coffeehouse
- Bicycle Coffee, Photo: Photocreo Bednarek/stock.adobe.com
- Black Spring Coffee Company, Photo: sutichak/stock.adobe.com
- Cafe Santana Roasting Company, Photo: Cafe Santana Roasting Company
- Coloso Coffee, Photo: Coloso Coffee
- Farley's East, Photo: Farley's East
- Fig & Poe Coffee Bar, Photo: Fig & Poe Coffee Bar
- Hasta Muerte Coffee, Photo: franz12/stock.adobe.com
- Hive, Photo: Hive
- Jump'n Java Coffeehouse Oakland-Berkeley, Photo: Jump'n Java Coffeehouse Oakland/Berkeley
- Kilovolt Coffee, Photo: chayathon2000/stock.adobe.com
- Modern Coffee, Photo: Modern Coffee
- Peerless Coffee & Tea, Photo: Peerless Coffee & Tea
- Perch Coffee House, Photo: sutichak/stock.adobe.com
- Slojoy Coffee Roasters, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- Snow White Coffee, Photo: GCapture/stock.adobe.com
- Subrosa Coffee, Photo: Subrosa Coffee
- Tertulia Coffee, Photo: Tertulia Coffee
- Tierra Mia Coffee, Photo: kittiyaporn1027/stock.adobe.com
- Timeless Coffee, Photo: Parilov/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Igor/stock.adobe.com
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