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Arbor

Café · Temescal
4210 Telegraph Ave (42nd St.), Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.7/10

Based on 109 votes

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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)
    Allen H.
    "... since Betty dropped espresso from her line-up a few years ago...."(4 Tips)
    Bea
    "Wonderful breakfast."(4 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • biking
  • café
  • trendy
  • breakfast food
  • people watching
  • lively
  • good for a quick meal
  • cozy
  • bread pudding
  • comfortable seats
  • sandwiches
  • casual
  • tea
  • goat
  • brunch food
  • cash only
  • sound system
  • beets
  • furniture
  • Alice

    The interior design is soooooo hipster/artsy. Coffee was a little bitter

    Alice · 2 days ago
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  • Ashley M.

    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.

    Ashley Mowrey · November 13, 2015
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  • Trinh T.

    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.

    Trinh Trinh · October 1, 2015
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  • Graham H.

    No AC! It is a little too hot if the sun is out. If it is jacket weather outside this place is perfect.

    Graham Hunter · September 6, 2015
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  • Lenny

    Cash only. Pretty warm inside.

    Lenny · June 17, 2015
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  • Lenny

    Great Beet Sandwich.

    Lenny · June 17, 2015
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  • Nick F.

    Get a hot mango tea

    Nick Fruendt · December 12, 2014
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  • Adam S.

    Good for breakfast and hangouts

    Adam Shaening-Pokrasso · October 8, 2014
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  • Brian S.

    Good breakfast. Poached eggs on toast. Indoor parking for bike.

    Brian Strauss · September 9, 2014
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  • Solomin A.

    One of the baristas speaks Russian!

    Solomin Anton · July 25, 2014
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  • Marco L.

    Most awfully prepared latte on the east bay.

    Marco Lazzeri · July 6, 2014
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  • Jesse V.

    Current Wi-Fi password is telegraph

    Jesse Vincent · April 5, 2014
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  • Todd G.

    Ideal study and chat cafe

    Todd Gorden · March 30, 2014
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  • Allen H.

    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!

    Allen Hammock · February 3, 2014
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  • Jason E.

    Brie toast and honey. Yes!

    Jason Eaves · October 15, 2013
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  • Sally Ann B.

    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

    Sally Ann Berk · September 22, 2013
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  • Cap G.

    Best enjoyed when Mountain Goats are accidentally cued up WAY TOO LOUD over the sound system. Giggles throughout the cafe.

    Cap Gravelly · July 9, 2013
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  • Dave S.

    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)!

    Dave S. · March 10, 2013
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  • Isaiah D.

    Cash only, but no worries because they have an ATM machine.

    Isaiah Duty · March 10, 2013
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  • Xande M.

    They don't have an espresso machine. They only do drip — medium and dark roast from Oakland's Bicycle Coffee.

    Xande Macedo · January 28, 2013
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  • Dave S.

    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!

    Dave S. · January 5, 2013
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  • Nadya L.

    Cash only. Get the bread pudding, you won't regret it :)

    Nadya Lozhkina · October 21, 2012
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  • Darren Q.

    They're all about the pour over drip or French press - no espresso coffees here!

    Darren Quinn · August 5, 2012
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  • Stephanie S.

    Cash only. Though there is an ATM machine in front.

    Stephanie Sockel · June 9, 2012
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  • Christopher M.

    Floor pump with schrader and presta and a gauge, hooks to hang your bike, drip coffee, loads of thrift store furniture, good food.

    Christopher Maujean · April 5, 2012
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  • Saschka U.

    Best writing hideout in Temescal. Soon also open for wine evenings!

    Saschka Unseld · December 11, 2011
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  • rik p.

    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.

    rik panganiban · November 18, 2011
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  • Bea

    Wonderful breakfast. Get granola and tea.

    Bea · November 15, 2011
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  • Arlene

    Indoor bike parking--especially good on a rainy day.

    Arlene · November 3, 2011
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  • Tim D.

    Indoor bike parking!

    Tim Dennis · October 26, 2011
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