What we’re about…

actual cafe is a neighborhood-minded cafe located in the Golden Gate neighborhood of North Oakland. Since 2009, we’ve been serving excellent coffee and breakfast, light and fresh lunch, and a weekend brunch.

In late 2012, our sister restaurant, Victory Burger, opened its doors, and enabled us to create a dinner menu which we’re really excited about. We also serve excellent (mostly) local draft beers and a small wine and cocktail selection.  Our Afternoon Delight happy hour, from 3-7 every day, features $10 Pitchers of all our draft beers, along with a snacky little afternoon menu.

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, because we think although technology has given us great tools, we also need real interactions…not just the virtual kind
We used to have a manifesto. Now we mostly have neighbors.

…we are the people in your neighborhood

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