3 Brand-New Oakland Cafés To Check Out Now

As the season shifts to colder, darker days, Oaklanders on the hunt for a warming cup of coffee or sweet treat have a few new options to add to their lists. From an outlet for Argentine specialties, to an outdoor expansion of a Bay Area favorite, read on for three new cafés to check out in Oakland.


The Grind On Market St.

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This new spot celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 10th, replacing Marley's Treat at 5755 Market St. in North Oakland. It offers a full selection of hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks using Oakland's own Bicycle Coffee, as well as milkshakes, cupcakes, macarons and other sweet treats.

The Grind also offers breakfast pastries and a selection of deli sandwiches for lunch, including pressed panini like the Cubano, hot pastrami sandwich on Dutch Crunch bread, and more.

The Grind on Market St.
5755 Market St., Oakland
8am-4pm, Monday-Saturday


Wooden Table Café

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Wooden Table Baking Co. has softly opened its first brick-and-mortar location in the former Frida's Café space at 2300 Broadway, bringing chef Andrea Ozzuna's Argentine treats to Uptown.

The bakery and café specializes in turning out sweet bites like alfajoresconitos, and bonbons, as well as savory empanadas, coffee drinks and more. 

Wooden Table Café
2300 Broadway, Oakland
10am-7pm, Monday-Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday


Equator Coffees & Teas

Photo: Akaash S./Yelp

In late October, Marin-based mini-chain Equator debuted a shipping container outpost in Adams Point, complete with outdoor seating, twinkle lights, and a full offering of Equator's coffees and tea, pastries and grab-and-go lunches, and beer and wine.

At the new spot, which is Equator's first foray into Oakland, the company plans to continue its efforts to hire locally and engage with the community through events.

Equator Coffees & Teas
175 Bay Place, Oakland
6am-7pm Monday-Friday; 7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday

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3 brand new oakland cafes to check out now