6334 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608      510.653.8386

Join us Jan 15-25 for Oakland Restaurant Week!

We're excited to be participating for the very first time in Oakland Restaurant Week! We're running a special dinner and brunch menu for the event, with some new menu items and lots of extra love! Stop by and see what it's all about! (photo: Winter Veg Brunch Tacos)

Our Restaurant Week Menu

North Oakland's Favorite Corner Spot

We've been doing our thing in the Golden Gate neighborhood of North Oakland since 2009. We serve coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, along with beer and wine.

our Menu

Delicious & Locally Sourced

We make our food from scratch, using great ingredients, sourced locally. We buy produce direct from local producers like Riverdog Farm, Dirty Girl Produce, Five Dot Ranch, Mary's Chicken, Clover Stornetta, Acme Bread Co, Oaktown Spice Shop, and more

Our Menu

Laptop-Free Weekends & Dinners

Our weekends have been laptop-free for years, and we recently started Laptop-Free Dinners as well. Learn more at the link below...

Why Laptop-Free?


We serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9-3, featuring Belgian Waffles, weekly seasonal specials, burgers and more...

Our Brunch menu

Beer! $10 Happy Hour pitchers!

We serve a selection of (mostly) local draft beers and wines. From 5-7, all our pitchers are just $10 - come on in with a friend for a beer and a snack!

Our Dinner Menu

Our new Housemade Chai

We're excited! We launched a new housemade chai mix, using Oaktown Spice Shop dry spices, teas, and other special ingredients. It's not too sweet, and really delicious on its own, but we didn't stop there...try it with our housemade syrups - some faves are: Honey-Lavender Chai, Ginger Chai, Cardamom Chai, Vanilla Chai, Honey-Rose Chai, and even Jalapeno Chai (boom!)...they're all really unique and delicious

Weekday Breakfast Fave: The Local Hero

Hungry for some coffee and not-sweet breakfast? Try our Local Hero Egg Sandwich - on Acme Bread or Authentic Bagel, with fried egg and extra love!

Our Breakfast Menu

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 breakfastlunch, 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, with $10 off all our draft beers.

You may have heard about our laptop-free weekends.  If you haven’t heard about them, check out our rationale for them.

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 artmusicbikes, 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

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 6334 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608      510.653.8386