Oakland drinks coffee like water. And while there are so many spots serving quadruple-shot cappuccinos in stark, minimalist spaces, we wish more were like Red Bay Coffee. It’s just as much a hangout for local residents as a place to get a very good iced coffee, charcoal latte, or pastry. Depending on the day, you can pop in to the public roastery in Fruitvale for a movie screening, a live performance, or check out a pop-up shop. If you’re checking looking to get work done or catch up with a friend, the large, beautiful warehouse also has lots of sunlight, and plenty of chairs and benches.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in FruitvaleSee more
Reem’s California is a casual Arab bakery in Fruitvale serving pastries, wraps, and an incredible shakshuka on weekends.
Nyum Bai in Oakland serves Cambodian food that you’re either lucky enough to live by or should be crossing the bay to go get.
More Cafe/Bakery spotsSee more
Like its sister spot on Fillmore, Jane on Larkin serves some of our favorite lattes, granola, breakfast sandwiches, and avocado toasts in the city.
The Epicurean Trader
Save yourself a trip to the Mission and stop by the Epicurean Trader for things like Tartine bread and Bi-Rite ice cream.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
Prepare for a long line and some delicious pastries at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Lower Nob Hill
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more