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4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3394
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Oakland, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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52 helpful votes 52 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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36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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  • Address: 4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 653-3394

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