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Caffe 817

817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
+1 510-271-7965
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“polenta” (5 reviews)
“poached eggs” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Italian
$$ - $$$
817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious homemade food. We ordered the chorizo, toasted levain, and poached egg and a prosciutto, garlic toast, and poached egg. The dishes are full of flavor. We also ordered a Caffè mocha and latte, perfectly sized and flavorful. You order at the counter and then...More

Thank ChristinaCali
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My first morning ever at Oakland started at Caffe817. And what a great morning it was with fresh breakfast! I stayed at Marriott City Centre. Only 5min walk. Great service and great food :)

Thank Pokko L
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Fabulous place for breakfast if you are in town at the convention center. It's walking distance and really, really yummy! Loved the croque madame! My go-to place over the years!

Thank Julianne201607
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Just had breakfast. And I am the ultimate eggs benedict lady. They are good and the hollandaise was perfect. The jam is homemade and the service very friendly. They have soy milk so was able to enjoy a big bowl of coffee. All in all...More

Thank V T
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for bteakfast and were glad we did. There's just something cheerful about the atmosphere and the people there. I'm adding some photos of our orders :-)

Thank gross9
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Had a lovely meal here May 1 -- the food was excellent and well prepared. The service was friendly. Next time I am in Oakland I will return!

Thank Rororosie
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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