photo credit: Jordan Rosen
Equator Coffees & Teas
If you need motivation in the form of caffeine before a lap around Lake Merritt, or just want to sip on something while you post up with a book at Snow Park, go to Equator Coffees. The Oakland coffee shop, housed in a red shipping container, has tons of great options, from espresso drinks and chai to blackberry cold brew with whipped cream. The coffee is smooth and strong, and goes well with a breakfast sandwich or pastry.