What we’re about…
actual cafe is a neighborhood-minded restaurant & cafe located in the Golden Gate neighborhood of North Oakland. Since 2009, we’ve been serving excellent coffee and breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. We also serve excellent (mostly) local draft beers and a small wine and cocktail selection. Our menu changes weekly, and our weekly offerings are based on farm-direct seasonal produce from some great local farms that we love.
Our Afternoon Delight happy hour, from 3-7 every day, features $10 Pitchers of all our draft beers.
What folks are saying…
We’re an Alameda County Green Business, and a member of the Green Cafe Network
We’re a member and supporter of Oakland Grown and the Sustainable Business Alliance
We were voted Bike-Friendly Business by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition in 2010
We were named Best Cafe by the East Bay Express in 2012
The SF Chronicle selected us as their Bargain Bite in February 2014
We stand by our values…
We like simple food and drink, prepared with a bit of love
We know our customers care about price, so we work hard to keep ours low
We buy locally, employ locally, and support our neighborhood however we can
We like art, music, bikes, and all the fascinating people around us
We spend every dollar that we can on local staff, local vendors, and local producers, because we think that a thriving independent local economy builds real and sustainable solutions.
We have laptop-free weekends, and more recently laptop-free dinners because we think although technology has given us great tools, we also need lively places to come together