While you’re in the neighborhood, stop and have a drink at one of the many coffee shops nearby.
Bicycle offers free drip coffee on Fridays, and they have a few tables so you can sit and chat in their warehouse space. Neighbors bring their dogs by and hang out in the sunny front entry.
Blue Bottle Coffee
In addition to its coffee, Blue Bottle has small cookies and pastries. Try the granola!
Peerless Coffee & Tea
Peerless Coffee & Tea was established in Oakland in 1924. For three generations, the family-run company has sold beans, teas, and coffee equipment. Their cozy storefront on Oak Street is a great place to shop for espresso machines and French presses.