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4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3394
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hipster Atmosphere, Great Coffee, Warm (not hot) chocolate.

Blue Bottle's coffees are robust and flavorful. But that's not the real reason to go to Blue Bottle. If (like me) you're not a hipster, you'll feel like Margaret Mead discovering a facinating new species. And you get to enjoy a delicious (if somewhat overpriced) coffee while doing so. But I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Kim T
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Oakland, California
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I felt like I was in a bar for coffee. Very minimalist, but highly focused quality, we ordered iced Americanos for here and received them in tall, sleek glasses. I love the use of an old building to house the space. They even have an espresso machine repair shop inside. Who would have thought? I would definitely recommend the experience.... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is unreal. The coffee is better than any you could ever have anywhere..and you get what you pay for...and plenty of people are because this coffee "shop" is packed. The pastries are wonderful but I really recommend the "popeye"...two perfect eggs cooked in a cut out circle of the best toasted bread this side of heaven. A definite... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Like coffee? The real deal, made by real baristas? Then simply sip in an espresso in this spot. Totally worth it. Great coffee selection also.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Blue Bottle's coffees are robust and flavorful. But that's not the real reason to go to Blue Bottle. If (like me) you're not a hipster, you'll feel like Margaret Mead discovering a facinating new species. And you get to enjoy a delicious (if somewhat overpriced) coffee while doing so. But I suggest you don't order the hot chocolate. It may... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you're a coffee aficionado this is the place for fine tasting coffee prepared in a very careful and conscientious method. Reminds me of how the professional baristas in Europe prepare coffee. They do a fine job here in creating a delectable and satisfying cup of coffee. Great way to begin, get through, or end the day!

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

i love coffe and italy and so i was interrsted in the coffe scene in san francisco and area. the place is perfectly located on a corner of a typicle street in oakland dt, has a perfect ambiente, charme and comfortablility. its a typicle place: stylish, modern with a fabric touch. and they make great coffe and pastrys.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Outstandingly, delicious cup by cup hand prepared coffee served by proud, caring baristas. Beans roasted on site include fascinating combos and flavors. Wish I were here on a Tuesday for tasting extravaganza. Highly recommend Blue Bottle

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Blue Bottle in Oakland is the warehouse where the coffee is roasted and packaged with a small corner of the building used as a retail coffee shop, There are only 2 to 3 baristas that do a good job with the endless line of caffeine addicts anxious to get there fix. It might not be worth the wait if you... More 

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Cringe-worthily pretentious. Half-hour wait for a cup of espresso that's too acidic to drink. The drip coffee is OK, but the brew-each-cup-separately gimmick is completely worthless and just makes the coffee take forever. It would be just as good if they brewed a pot at a time. What a joke. Not only can't I stand this place, I also can't... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

On a business trip to Oakland my co-worker took me to The Blue Bottle. There was a line of like 20 people but it was worth the wait. This was the best cappuccino I've had since my travels to Europe in November. If you are a coffee snob then pay the little extra and wait a little longer and check... More 

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Address: 4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone Number: (510) 653-3394
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland

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  • Address: 4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 653-3394

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