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Arizmendi Bakery

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3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2719
510-268-8849
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Known for their fantastic pizza, but hands-down the best bakery in Oakland!

Known for their delicious, thin-crust, tomato sauce-free, always vegetarian pizza, Arizmendi Bakery also has the best, hands-down baked goods this side of the Golden Gate. From currant scones, gingerbread, shortbread, all kinds of rolls, loaves of bread, granola, the best English muffins I've ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Heather H
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Known for their delicious, thin-crust, tomato sauce-free, always vegetarian pizza, Arizmendi Bakery also has the best, hands-down baked goods this side of the Golden Gate. From currant scones, gingerbread, shortbread, all kinds of rolls, loaves of bread, granola, the best English muffins I've ever had in the US, to fresh salads and soups, this is the place to nosh! Additionally,... More 

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Thank Heather H
Oakland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Modeled on the worker-owned established developed by a fellow names Arizmendi, this bakery is a kin to the Cheeseboard in Berkeley. Classic breads, with wonderful baked goods -- cheese scones; morning rolls, the works. But it is the pizza that has lines outside the door. Each day different; each day to die for. You can also pick up pre-packaged salads... More 

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Thank m d
Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a cooperative bakery that specializes in over-the-top breads, pastries, soups and to-die-for pizza as well as delicious coffee! There is a small area for in store eating. I've been patronizing Arizmendi since it opened. At first to support the cooperative movement but quickly lost sight of my high-faluting standards and degenerated into just enjoying the deliciousness of what... More 

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Thank Charles B
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In my time here in Oakland, I have gone to Arizmendi's for a pizza at lunchtime. They just do one type of pizza per day but they are fabulous. Yesterday ws a topping made of cheese (obviously) red cabbage, peppers, and other vegetables. Absolutely delicious. They also sell breads and pastries all made right there before your eyes. Their coffee... More 

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Thank BrendanMartin
Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A friend brought us here for a quick slice of pizza - it was delicious! The staff were really friendly too, I had a nice chat with a guy who was baking baguettes. We will be visiting again the next time we are in town

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Thank Heatherthevet
Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Spent a few days visiting family and fell in love with this Co-op bakery. Fresh, delicious offerings. We tried just about everything once. Baguettes, Scones, flourless brownies, cheese rolls. EVERYTHING was awesome. They even had some great vegan options for our son, who had dairy and egg allergies. The lattes and cappuccinos were great too. Both the staff and customers... More 

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Thank BostonParker
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Local Employee Owned Bakery - Great Pizza and Scones! We live about 5 minutes from Arizmendi and frequent it at least once a week. I will confess that I boycotted these guys for a few years because there was an era where their customer service was very poor. They have adjusted and do a fantastic job of welcoming customers and... More 

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Thank MikeSchramm
oakland
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This bakery is a co-op, which by itself is a nice thing. The pizza is known in Oakland for unusual recipes that contain no tomato sauce and no meat products. But don't let that sway your decision. The thin crust pizza is affordable by the slice or full pie, and I've never been disappointed. The staff is always friendly and... More 

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Thank maxbialy
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This has been my MOST favorite bakery and coffee shop in Oakland for 15 years. Arizmendi's on Lakeshore is a meeting place for our neighborhood. The business models cooperation and neighborly contribution. All the workers are invested in the business and that is reflected in their fine service. Other reviewers comment on the delicious baked goods (love the raisin scones... More 

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Thank BeastiePV
Oakland, CA
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216 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a high volume, artisan bakery. They have a few standard loaf breads (suburban and city are standards - one soft but dense sandwich the other more crusty). They also have a wide range of sweeter goods including scones, muffins, cookies and some savory like the cheese rolls. These tend to be quite solid. They offer pizza, but only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-268-8849

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?