There are lots of coffee shops in Uptown Oakland, but our go-to for long coffee dates (or to get some work done) is Farley's East. Like its sibling location on the other side of the bay in Potrero Hill, this cafe serves excellent coffee, tea, and juices, plus bags of beans to go. And since you're here for a while to flip through one of the many magazines on the shelves, or talk about your week with a friend, look to the food menu, which includes club and BLT sandwiches, soups, and an incredible, hearty cobb salad. This place also has a good amount of seats inside.
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