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817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
(510) 271-7965
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 11
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent city center breakfast

One of the best breakfasts we had on our two week tour of Northern California and Oregon. It's not fancy but it is good eats. Seems like where the locals go and we were the only travelers there at the time. Very good choices on the menu which is small but has much variety. Service was timely and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jbhes
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Lompoc, California
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  • Families with children
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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the best breakfasts we had on our two week tour of Northern California and Oregon. It's not fancy but it is good eats. Seems like where the locals go and we were the only travelers there at the time. Very good choices on the menu which is small but has much variety. Service was timely and friendly. Food... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Oakland! I like the feel of the place, but what really makes it worthwhile is the food. Everything is fresh, and the care the chefs put into preparing my meal is wonderful. I've eaten breakfast and lunch here, and I recommend both. I can't wait until I'm back in Oakland so I can try... More 

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western colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent coffee, really great eggs. Many good choices. Staff is friendly and it's a great place to sit and savor your coffee

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

this tiny cafe has been a gem for close to 15 years. everything is prepared with care and locally sourced. The poached eggs are legendary and whether served with toasted levain bread or over polenta you will not be disappointed. the Italian toast is served with ham and cheese and all the jams are home-made.

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went for lunch upon a recommendation from the hotel where I was staying. I arrived late for the lunch menu but ordered the special of meatballs over polenta. It was ok at best nothing to write home about. I also could not get a the type of receipt I needed for reimbursement from my company. There was a customer... More 

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oakland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The most delicious lattes, friendly and attentive service, nice ambience. They know how to poach an egg!

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've visited the Cafe a couple of times and had a great breakfast each time. Menu is a twist on traditional american fare - variety of cooked options including Chorizo instead of sausage or bacon and good Italian style breads. One of the places I try to visit every time I'm in town. Can be busy on Sundays.

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Oakland CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have stopped and eaten here since Sandor started this place. It is a treasure. The coffee is "legendary"; I usually have the soup for lunch or polenta for breakfast. But there are many other engaging choices.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed in downtown Oakland for two weeks and enjoyed breakfasts at Cafe 817. Excellent eggs, toast, sausage, etc. and the coffee is dark and delicious. Nice sidewalk seating on a sunny day.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I only tried the coffee but the food looks great. I had an espresso and a cappuccino. The cap is a traditional size and the shots are pulled nice and full of dark and sweet Crema. The espresso is a decent shot with good bite and depth. The foam of the cap could use some work and the milk was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 271-7965

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?