Best Coffee Shops in Oakland CA

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There are few greater feelings in the world than sitting in a coffee shop catching up with friends, on the day’s events or just letting your mind wander. It can be the most relaxing part of the day, and for some, depending on how your day has been, the best part of the day. Therefore, for those of you in Oakland, we have put together a list of the best coffee shops in Oakland so the next time you want a coffee of your dreams, you can get one without being disappointed.

Wilde Brothers

This isn’t the biggest cafe in the world, so for some, it is better as a place to get an order to go, and while a huge part of visiting a cafe is sitting inside and soaking up the atmosphere, the quality of the food and drink here is just too good to overlook. Wilde Brothers are quaint and friendly and serve only great-tasting products.

Address: 3206 Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610

Snow White Coffee

Both the pastries and the coffee served here are locally sourced, meaning they are always fresh and full of flavor. Snow White Coffee has a real friendly neighborhood vibe and is the ideal place to stop and take a break. The owner takes a lot of pride in only serving the best, and the best is always what you receive.

Address: 3824 Piedmont Avenue

Oakland, CA 94611

Haddon Hill Cafe

Haddon Hill Cafe is an excellent local business and a great reminder of why it is always better to order from a local coffee shop than a generic brand. The service is very personal, and the drinks served are full of flavor, the food is always fresh, and there is plenty of room for people to come and hang out. Haddon Hill is everything you could want in a local coffee house.

Address: 504 Wesley Avenue

Oakland, CA 94606


1888 Coffee Station

1888 has a totally personal touch inside their cafe, the ambiance is warm and friendly, and the family business is well known in the area. As well as the tasty food and beverages, 1888 really excels when it comes to the coffee. The beans are handpicked and roasted in small batches ensuring as much flavor and freshness as possible once it is served. The coffee served is all fair trade and part of the Rainforest Alliance, so you get the bonus of having a guilt-free coffee each time. It is definitely worth the visit so be sure to swing by the next time you are in the area.

Address: 246 Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610


Modern Coffee

The business is built on the premise that a good cup of coffee shouldn’t be complicated nor should it be expensive, so luckily for the customer you get to have a beautiful cup of coffee at a great price. Of course, there are plenty of other options for drinks, and Modern Coffee ticks both boxes and high-quality and low price.

Address: 411 13th Street

Tribune Tower, Oakland, CA 94612


Even when there are hundreds of coffee shops in one city, it isn’t always easy to find the ones worth visiting regularly, but with the ones listed above, you can have a good experience every time.

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