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“great european style breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe 817

Caffe 817
817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
(510) 271-7965
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Ranked #111 of 1,065 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Bay Area
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“great european style breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Cafe 817, in Old Oakland's historic district, offers great espresso drinks and terrific breakfasts. Try the poached eggs with homemade jam and tapenade--delicious. Then explore the neighborhood where you'll find lots of small shops and poo-up boutiques.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Castro Valley, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Small, quaint, and excellent...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My husband and I had lunch here recently. The salad was fresh, large and lovely. We share a sandwich too which was perfectly prepared. It's a small place with kind of a Euopean feel to it.There are a few tables on the sidewalk in front. Order at the counter and they bring you your food. The service is warm and friendly, but also professional. We'll go back for more!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great breakkfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

aa wonderful place for lattes, exceptional breakfast and an opportunity to experience that unique Oakland atmosphere.

Visited December 2011
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“good food. mean man dictating where you can and can't sit. expensive for what you get.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2007

good food. mean man dictating where you can and can't sit. expensive for what you get.

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“Best Kept Secret!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2005

Caffe 817 brings back that good old time feeling of walking into an establishment run by people who care. Serving food that not only satisfies the palate, but also makes a statement in terms of uniqueness, freshness, creativity, and conveying a true sense of Italian/European origin. Variety is insured here as the menu changes regularly to keep up with seasonal changes.
While dining there and talking with other patrons, I discovered that some who live in San Francisco go out of their way to regularly have breakfast or lunch at Caffe 817. The reason is obvious; even SF does not have a restaurant that matches what is offered here.
Do yourself a favor, go to Oakland (it's cheaper than flying to Italy), and try a PLT (pancetta, lettuce, tomato panini) or truffled eggs benedict-with real truffles!! You will be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

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