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Blue Bottle Coffee Company

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4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3394
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Amazing Setting

We were expecting a usual coffee shop setting but we were blown away by the classy modern minimalist design with high ceiling, industrial decor and very relaxed environment. Definitely recommend a visit just to see and enjoy the setting. The only downside was that the cappuccino and hot chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eugene M
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were expecting a usual coffee shop setting but we were blown away by the classy modern minimalist design with high ceiling, industrial decor and very relaxed environment. Definitely recommend a visit just to see and enjoy the setting. The only downside was that the cappuccino and hot chocolate we ordered were only luke warm.

Thank Eugene M
Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed their latte and wafel. One of the first places I visited for breakfast in the area and it did not disappoint. I will definitely be back.

Thank elizabethitz
Westfir, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As I walked around Oakland this fine morning, I suddenly found myself in a pungent cloud of hipster stench. I was nearing Blue Bottle coffee shop. Two blocks later i entered the cafe, and the first thing I noticed was an impressive cast of hipster-folk working behind the counter. People in business attire lined up to observe these creatures in... More 

Thank Thor_eighty_three
Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Get coffee there if you are in the area. Coffee was good, but it did not worth detoured my way there. Bread looks like taste good. I wanted a breakfast after long trip, so I ordered something like Popeye eggs, bland, bland. In addition, slow service, dirty table. I had high expectation after Anthony Bourdain recommended.

Thank Veronica S
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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 

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank SCAmicus
Belo Horizonte, MG
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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.

Thank Felipe B
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 

Thank Kim T
Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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!

Thank GlobalGoodTimes
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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  • Address: 4270 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 653-3394


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