Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Oakland

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Oakland

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Oakland is full of hidden gems.

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    My coffee snob husband swears that the guys at Haddon get his capp perfect every time. We make it by there a couple of times a week, and usually grab a beef empanada (YUM) as well. Very friendly. -- Brandi A via Foursquare
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    If you sit at the high bar in the balcony, don't drop your knife accidentally. Aftermath between the trajectory of object, gravitational pull & coffee at the bottom could be hazardous. -- Kensie Smith via Foursquare
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    While Philz, Peet's, and Starbucks have all declared war on Coles, the strong local following, poached eggs on toast, and great outdoor seating will hopefully keep this independent shop afloat. -- Brian Strauss via Foursquare
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    Woody's Cafe is a great place, whether grabbing a cup of coffee while waiting for your laundry to dry next door, or to sit with a book or laptop - yes, they have wireless - and good people! -- Paula Wirth / Eat Drink Oakland via Foursquare
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    Great neighborhood coffee spot. Beats starbucks crappy coffee hands down! -- D Gee via Foursquare
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    No dairy! I was given a choice of almond or soy milk for my latte- my almond milk latte was amazing! Every other coffee shop on Piedmont offers dairy, so it wasn't missed. The coffee is great. -- Kat Gaines via Foursquare
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    Solid espresso drinks from laidback baristas, with a chill ambiance for meeting or working on wifi. The prepared food and baked goods looked tasty. Next time I'm in the area, I'll be going Farley's. -- Luke Bornheimer via Foursquare
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    Modern caters meetings!! We used them twice last week for an important conference, and the food was amazing. Definitely the quiche is a win. Of course, the coffee was great, too! -- Glen Cantrell via Foursquare
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    Their tacos are probably the best around. Their burritos are pretty good too, but go here for the tacos. They don't skimp on the meat and their open late on weeknights. -- Alex Tenette via Foursquare
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    Open Sundays! Super chill, quiet, cozy cafe space with nice view along Washington St, connected to the Endgame store through a door in the back. Gluten free fare! -- John W via Foursquare
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    Don't try to sneak any ganja or beer in. The doorman have eagle eyes like snipers and instincts for trouble like Spiderman. -- Joshua Fanene via Foursquare
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    Seriously one of the best cafes in the Bay Area, especially for working. Delicious coffees, free wifi and ample plugs. They carry a stellar selection of beans, at a premium. Drinks are priced well. -- Ben Bergstein via Foursquare
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