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Arbor

Café$$$$
Temescal, Oakland
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7.5/10
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  • Arlene
    "Indoor bike parking--especially good on a rainy day."(2 Tips)
    Isaiah D.
    "Cash only, but no worries because they have an ATM machine."(2 Tips)
    Bea
    "Wonderful breakfast."(5 Tips)
    Allen H.
    "... since Betty dropped espresso from her line-up a few years ago...."(4 Tips)
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  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonFebruary 13
    Great cafe, but cash only! Be sure to get a baked egg sandwich if they still have them.
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhFebruary 5
    The interior design is soooooo hipster/artsy. Coffee was a little bitter
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyNovember 13, 2015
    Good place to work, but they're understaffed in the mornings and the quality is compromised. I'd go here to work, but I wouldn't go here to just drink coffee.
  • Trinh T.
    Trinh TrinhOctober 1, 2015
    The bathrooms are oh so gross! No toilet paper. No paper towels. I couldn't use my foot to open the door, I was trapped. It was terrible.
  • Graham H.
    Graham HunterSeptember 6, 2015
    No AC! It is a little too hot if the sun is out. If it is jacket weather outside this place is perfect.
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserJune 17, 2015
    Cash only. Pretty warm inside.
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserJune 17, 2015
    Great Beet Sandwich.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Get a hot mango tea
  • Adam S.
    Adam Shaening-PokrassoOctober 8, 2014
    Good for breakfast and hangouts
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 9, 2014
    Good breakfast. Poached eggs on toast. Indoor parking for bike.
  • Solomin A.
    Solomin AntonJuly 25, 2014
    One of the baristas speaks Russian!
  • Marco L.
    Marco LazzeriJuly 6, 2014
    Most awfully prepared latte on the east bay.
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VincentApril 5, 2014
    Current Wi-Fi password is telegraph
  • Todd G.
    Todd GordenMarch 30, 2014
    Ideal study and chat cafe
  • Allen H.
    Allen HammockFebruary 3, 2014
    Arbor was great!! A new favorite coffee shop to add to my list and the first in Temescal since Betty dropped espresso from her line-up a few years ago. Recommended!
  • Jason E.
    Jason EavesOctober 15, 2013
    Brie toast and honey. Yes!
  • Sally Ann B.
    Sally Ann BerkSeptember 22, 2013
    The woman server with long red hair who works on Saturday PM? Very unpleasant & disrespectful, I think, because I'm older than the typical denizen. I hope she doesn't treat all her customers this way
  • Cap G.
    Cap GravellyJuly 9, 2013
    Best enjoyed when Mountain Goats are accidentally cued up WAY TOO LOUD over the sound system. Giggles throughout the cafe.
  • Dave S.
    Dave S.March 10, 2013
    The wifi network here is really really overloaded and just bad. Make sure you have backup options in case it goes down (hotspot, phone, etc)!
  • Isaiah D.
    Isaiah DutyMarch 10, 2013
    Cash only, but no worries because they have an ATM machine.
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoJanuary 28, 2013
    They don't have an espresso machine. They only do drip — medium and dark roast from Oakland's Bicycle Coffee.
  • Dave S.
    Dave S.January 5, 2013
    This place is *always* packed. Friendly vibes and the perfect opportunity for people watching. Pull up a chair and make friendly conversation with your neighbor while enjoying some solid beverages!
  • Nadya L.
    Nadya LozhkinaOctober 21, 2012
    Cash only. Get the bread pudding, you won't regret it :)
  • Darren Q.
    Darren QuinnAugust 5, 2012
    They're all about the pour over drip or French press - no espresso coffees here!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SockelJune 9, 2012
    Cash only. Though there is an ATM machine in front.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MaujeanApril 5, 2012
    Floor pump with schrader and presta and a gauge, hooks to hang your bike, drip coffee, loads of thrift store furniture, good food.
  • Saschka U.
    Saschka UnseldDecember 11, 2011
    Best writing hideout in Temescal. Soon also open for wine evenings!
  • rik p.
    rik panganibanNovember 18, 2011
    Sit in the comfy chair in the back! It's super comfy, and here's a plug nearby. Be warned that you may fall asleep, because its super comfy. I think I mentioned that.
  • Bea
    BeaNovember 15, 2011
    Wonderful breakfast. Get granola and tea.
  • Arlene
    ArleneNovember 3, 2011
    Indoor bike parking--especially good on a rainy day.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DennisOctober 26, 2011
    Indoor bike parking!
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