Tucked beside Interstate 880, Autobahn Café is a friendly, family-run coffee shop. Besides cups of strong brew and fresh-squeezed juice, Autobahn offers a small menu of sandwiches and salads. The owners make sustainable and delicious food their priority. There’s free wi-fi and a small patio with outdoor seating.
For those willing to wait for drip coffee, Blue Bottle is heavenly, and it’s roasted right here in Oakland. Besides the roastery, the Webster Street location also houses a coffee bar and cupping room. The latter hosts coffee tastings at 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. Drop by the coffee bar any day of the week for Blue Bottle’s signature roasts as well as cookies, cakes, and sandwiches.
A landmark Oakland business, Peerless Coffee has been bringing fine coffee and tea to the Bay Area since 1924. While Peerless coffee is ubiquitous in countless local restaurants and hotels, many fans may not know they can also get their fix straight from the source. Peerless' retail shop and espresso bar, located adjacent to its shipping plant near Jack London Square, offers bulk coffees and teas in addition to take-out and dine-in service.