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817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
(510) 271-7965
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

As ex Food and Beverage Director, Restaurant GM and restaurant/cafe owner (in London, UK and US) myself,I am very, very hard to please. Been to this cafe many times, yesterday was my last visit, one of over 20 so far. Eggs were perfect and they gave me a very healthy portion of avocado and veggies. Coffee not my favorite, only... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Friendly service, imaginative presentation, reasonable prices and high standards in healthy food preparation.

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Bay Area
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Cafe 817, in Old Oakland's historic district, offers great espresso drinks and terrific breakfasts. Try the poached eggs with homemade jam and tapenade--delicious. Then explore the neighborhood where you'll find lots of small shops and poo-up boutiques.

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Castro Valley, CA
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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My husband and I had lunch here recently. The salad was fresh, large and lovely. We share a sandwich too which was perfectly prepared. It's a small place with kind of a Euopean feel to it.There are a few tables on the sidewalk in front. Order at the counter and they bring you your food. The service is warm and... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe 817

Address: 817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
Phone Number: (510) 271-7965
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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