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Caffe 817

817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
+1 510-271-7965
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“polenta” (5 reviews)
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
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817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying at a hotel close by, and we went here a few times. The food was excellent overall, and they were willing to make substitutions when we asked due to dietary needs. The food did take some time, but each...More

Thank RealisticMe4U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant after the restaurant we wanted to eat at did not provide what we wanted. From the beginning, service was excellent. They greeted us as we entered. You have to place our order first and pay. You can then choose where...More

Thank Morvant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast and lunch at Caffe 817 on 2 separate occasions and there is a reason they have a crowd when other locations in the area seem closed. They offer fresh and filling meals with a smile. Really a break from the commercialized coffee shops...More

Thank Agustin F
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We recently visited during our stay in downtown Oakland. With 5 in our party, seating was a little tight but we enjoyed very much. We ordered a variety of egg dishes and steel cut oats. A nice touch is delicious jams and jellies with the...More

Thank 5_PA_travelers
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We strolled over to this breakfast place in downtown Oakland (think they sever lunch too) at the recommendation of our hotel. What a delight. My wife has been searching for decades for corned beef hash "like grandma used to make." But it has always proven...More

Thank Jerry5707
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This is a wonderful coffee shop on Washington Street. The place radiates a welcoming and warm atmosphere. The food is delicious and healthy and the staff are professional and welcoming and I cannot think of a better place to start my day :)

Thank Rudi D
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Love love love this place for breakfast or lunch! Everything from the homemade yogurt, granola, and fruit, to the rosemary lemonade has just a little something to make it special. The "italian toast" (a grilled ham and cheese with fig jam) is a perfect, satisfying...More

Thank GigiCSanFrancisco
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I'd eaten here many years ago, when I worked in Oakland. I returned to Caffe 817 because, in previous visits, the food was always good and the prices reasonable. This was true on this visit as well. I went with a former business colleague (who...More

1  Thank RAJ711
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

My father and I recently ate breakfast here twice while on vacation. Both meals were fantastic and their Hibiscus Italian Soda was a unique touch. It is small, but clean with a very friendly staff. If I'm ever in Oakland again I would definitely return!

1  Thank blborgstede
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for breakfast, located just two blocks from the downtown Marriott. Coffee is great. Entrees are inventive. Prices low. Outdoor seating. I especially love the polenta with poached egg and blue cheese. Hint: add a dollop of their house-made hot sauce....More

1  Thank KayakDC
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-271-7965
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