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Caffe 817

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817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
+1 510-271-7965
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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. I never miss this place when I stay downtown.

Thank KayakDC
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 grab a seat. The service is quick and friendly. They also make fresh baked chocolate... More 

Thank ChristinaCali
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 so worth the stop.

Thank V T
Zurich, Switzerland
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Tempe, AZ
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The savory polenta with the poached egg and blue cheese is amazing. I wish I could find this in SoCal. I also had the Italian toast. The ham was great and the preserves were delicious. I'm sensitive about the food quality and they were great. Coffee and latte were wonderful as well as the fresh OJ. Only good thing about... More 

Thank HFletes
Newport, Rhode Island
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this place. Wonderful looking breakfast menu surpassed only by the wonderful food itself. Wish there were a pave like this near where I live.

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Olney, Maryland
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526 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

I thought this little cafe was pricier than it needed to be, especially for the soup we bought. Being kitchen-capable ourselves, my wife and I figured the bowl of curried carrot soup we ordered cost about a dollar to make. We were charged $8. My hard cooked egg and tuna salad was fresh, sizable and tasty. Indoors it feels like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?