"Community in a cup" is the mantra at Farley's, a cozy coffee hub with a local art gallery and a plethora of magazines awaiting your bleary-eyed perusal. The food menu includes plenty of classy salads — pine nuts, arugula, and goat cheese are just a few of the ingredients — and paninis both hot and cold. There's even a store with beans and Farley's T-shirts. Free wi-fi.
A cute little cafe that's just spacious enough to afford some seating indoors and out front. The cafe's name denotes an effort to combat the daily barrage of bad news with some caffeine-infused positivity. Aside from coffee drinks, customers can order up smoothies, energy drinks, bagels, sandwiches, and more.
Located in Oakland’s Lake Merritt area, Grand Lake Coffee House offers a full selection of specialty coffee drinks, as well as smoothies, sandwiches, salads, Tara’s Organic Ice Cream, and desserts. There’s also free wifi.
An upscale home-furnishings store that doubles as a cafe/bakery; it makes its own muffins, scones, cookies, sandwiches, and more — many vegan and gluten-free — fresh daily.
You can rely on Rooz for your morning drink of choice and pastry, or take advantage of its free wi-fi, order a sandwich, and stay a while.