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Blue Bottle Coffee Company

5002 Telegraph Ave Ste B, Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 653-3394
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Ranked #190 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
Most recent review
- May 25, 2014
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Las Vegas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Pueblo, Colorado
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Tucson, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

These people make great coffee but the attitude of the staff is disgusting. They have the worst of sophomoric snobbishness. Hey, guys, your coffee is excellent--give the pretension a rest.

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you’re looking for good coffee…this is the place to go! It’s strangely located right below The Rockefeller Centre, although not touristy! (Thankfully!) It’s tucked away in a little corner of the underground shopping centre. You would have to know about it to find it I think – a fellow Aussie living in NY took me here (bless her!!) This... More

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I really like their coffee but have tired of the staff’s rude and arrogant behavior and am taking my business elsewhere. .I just stopped buying their coffee and usually paid $4 for a $2.75 cup and just have stopped leaving the $1.25 tip recently. They could double the production and staff at some locations like the Saturday Berkeley Farmer’s Market... More

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hong kong
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If only the baristas did what they should, make the coffee ( which is very good) and leave the money, food and chit chat to other staff. I resent waiting half an hour for a take out coffee in a long queue when it could be delivered much faster. That has been my experience at Mint Plaza and at Ferry... More

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