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Blue Bottle Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
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  • Tiffany K.
    "Iced Single origin is always a good call."(6 Tips)
    Duc L.
    "Try the New Orleans Iced Coffee."(3 Tips)
    Frank K.
    "They have singly prepared drip coffees, love it."(3 Tips)
    Jeremy
    "By far the best Blue Bottle location."(2 Tips)
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  • Cecilia Z.
    Cecilia Zhang2 weeks ago
    Glad that they have seats and tables
  • Jeremy
    JeremyJune 3
    Airy and friendly. By far the best Blue Bottle location. Not a lot of seats though.
  • Carter M.
    Blue Bottle can be a bit expensive, but if you want a nice drink and a great atmosphere, I'd definitely recommend coming to this location early in the morning for an almond milk cappuccino.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MederosApril 16
    Great open space, perfect for a lazy weekend morning hangout with fam and friends.
  • Andrew C.
    Love the decor of this one! Beautifully designed.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlockJanuary 24
    Very cool location in historic building.
  • ultraviolet s.
    very rich and high quality coffee and very aesthetically pleasing/calming atmosphere!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McLaughlinJuly 17, 2016
    Get the nut, berry, oat seed bar and a mango nectar juice for a healthy boost
  • John L.
    John LoomisJune 24, 2016
    Best cappuccino ever
  • Julie G.
    Julie GeremiaMay 29, 2016
    The oatmeal‼️ wow.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsMay 6, 2016
    Come here for the coffee, stay for the amazing space. The WC Morse building is beautifully restored and a great place to enjoy a coffee. It's an inspiring place to work, especially when it's quiet.
  • JT
    JTMay 2, 2016
    Great ambience! High ceiling and communal tables. Barista super friendly
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TangApril 15, 2016
    Kenya was great!
  • Annalynn
    AnnalynnApril 1, 2016
    Three Africans (hot/cold). NoLa iced coffee, cold brew, and mochas are delicious!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WittichFebruary 15, 2016
    Best coffee in Oakland but can be a long line
  • Liz A.
    Liz AlexanderJanuary 20, 2016
    Almond latte. Mmmmmm...
  • Jonno S.
    Jonno SchmidtJanuary 10, 2016
    Phenomenal coffee shot. Everyone working there is so knowledgeable about their coffee. They even have free barista classes!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge space and the same lively service and consistently impeccable quality. This location has espresso machines for sale and a repair shop attached.
  • Ninon ™.
    Ninon ™December 18, 2015
    the yogurt parfait is p bomb but honestly ur paying for the beautiful atmosphere
  • Avan A.
    Avan AllenDecember 15, 2015
    very simple and delicious.
  • Marlon M.
    Marlon MolinareAugust 3, 2015
    Beautiful space with great light
  • Matt D.
    Matt DermodyJuly 8, 2015
    Egg in a hole!
  • Russell L.
    Russell LJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The building is awesome and it's a great place to rest. The food and pastries are all amazing, but the coffee is all the typical third-wave light and sour variety.
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserJune 17, 2015
    No extra charge for soy milk.
  • colin s.
    colin sJune 1, 2015
    Great macchiatos. I appreciate the little pallet cleansing glass of sparkling water offered with espressos and macchiatos, a refreshing reference to Italian coffee bars. Great place to buy beans too.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the wafflgato (off-menu item) and make everyone else jealous 😏
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMarch 25, 2015
    Granola is excellent
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMarch 8, 2015
    Mexican Oaxaca Oliva Gutierrez prepared as a Chemex pour has a delightful aroma and bright mouth of cherry and peanut. The body is captivating as it subtly sets in with roasted candied nut tone.
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainFebruary 16, 2015
    House made granola is fantastic
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamFebruary 15, 2015
    Espresso and waffles and eggs in toast
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussFebruary 5, 2015
    Love the building as much as the coffee. Get a made-to-order Belgian "gauf" and the step over to the espresso machine repair shop to geek out on the tinkering action.
  • Shay
    ShayDecember 29, 2014
    Beautiful spot. Use to be an auto showroom.
  • ☃
    December 18, 2014
    Get a waffle!
  • Mrs F.
    Mrs FunktafiedNovember 17, 2014
    At first I was afraid. The place looked so bland but the staff totally makes this spot hospitable . Everyone was very warm and I stay for awhile... No wifi though
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate pudding is a heavenly pillow of mouthfeel, with a deep, unfettered chocolate flavor. And you can keep the cute little mason jar!
  • Jay L.
    Jay L.November 2, 2014
    Definitely the New Orleans iced and drip coffees with cream are worth stopping by. Not too much of a fan of cafes without WiFi
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the new fall salad. Filling veggie/bean and so fresh.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattSeptember 20, 2014
    The single origin beans from Guatemala, Antigua Bella Vista, are for fans of big, bold coffees. Sweet corn aroma to a mouth-forward, clean toffee flavor and a small body oddly acidic without citrus.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattSeptember 15, 2014
    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gelena Abaya Washed is a subtle African coffee with fruity aromatic quality. Light to mid roasting creates a flow bxn mouth and longer body. Deep, yet acidic- maple pomegranate.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KennedySeptember 8, 2014
    Sadly, no WiFi.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattAugust 30, 2014
    Single origin drip coffee with the Rwanda Kirezi beans is bright and fruity of mouth with strong orange and lemon tones. The wet processing method gives the cup a clean taste and a low or mild body.
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungblomAugust 19, 2014
    Cappuccino and a waffle for here, please. Seems like it might be stuffy at first, but generally a really friendly neighborhood vibe. Not a place to hang out, but a special treat.
  • Matt O.
    Matt OpsahlAugust 19, 2014
    Wonderful old tiny building with white floor tiles and high ceilings. Delicious coffee and Belgian waffle. Minimal seats.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The the single origin iced coffee here is pretty damn good, and they have an "oji style" iced coffee want to try next time, but the waffle they serve here is awesome yummy.
  • Victoria F.
    Victoria FierceAugust 10, 2014
    Way too hipster for my tastes.
  • *Lee
    *LeeAugust 9, 2014
    Everything
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They have singly prepared drip coffees, love it.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OliverAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cappuccino
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TangAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The waffle is bomb and the flight is a must.
  • Micaela v.
    Micaela van ZwollAugust 2, 2014
    Delicious!
  • Mark U.
    Mark UrichJune 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Ethiopian single origin iced coffee they have right now is amazing.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattJune 2, 2014
    Brazil FAF Santa Clara Icatu Natural is a single origin that has a full body. Body fullness is due to the natural processing of the beans. Lemon sharp tones make rockyroad with cactus soil backdrop.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderJune 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oji cold press is a delicious strong coffee. Get it.
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillMay 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Open & airy, with a touch of Auto Row vintage. And - oh yes - fine coffee and pastries!
  • Duc L.
    Duc LeApril 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to try the chocolate cookie. It's sweet with a touch of sea salt for some yin-yangin' taste sensation.
  • Duc L.
    Duc LeApril 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the New Orleans Iced Coffee. The waffle is good as well.
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CohenApril 10, 2014
    Magnificent space
  • Dave C.
    Dave ChiuMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $9.75 for a coffee and sando. Nice space though.
  • Jason C.
    Jason C.March 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hooray for no WiFi otherwise despite the spectacular coffee in both choice and quality of bean and execution this absolutely beautiful space would be completely intolerable at peak hours.
  • Tiffany K.
    Tiffany KamMarch 9, 2014
    Flight of coffee! Iced Single origin is always a good call. So caffeinated right now
  • Steven W.
    Steven WirtMarch 7, 2014
    A beautifully sun - drenched space and great ginger molasses cookies.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HMarch 3, 2014
    Don't plan on driving here, parking in the neighborhood is too tight.
  • Indy S.
    Indy SenMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They'll play old school hip hop on Fridays. Add the caffeine, and you may find yourself doing a spontaneous running man
  • spaulding
    spauldingFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The old WC Morse building is a lovely space. I love the old school tiles and unique chandelier. Bonus: their espresso machine repair workbenches are out in the open. Get the New Orleans Ice Coffee!
  • jackie w.
    jackie whiteFebruary 20, 2014
    Open space. Nice location
  • Angela
    AngelaFebruary 15, 2014
    Saturday morning and folks are in line for 20-30 min for coffee? Thanks but no thanks.
  • Ronan F.
    Ronan Flynn-CurranFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Not much in the way of food here (small tasty snacks), but the coffee is of course epic. Big, marble-y space but not a lot of seating.
  • Cindy Q.
    Cindy QiuFebruary 12, 2014
    BOO, NO WI-FI!! But yay for granola in a mason jar for $3.50.
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica N.February 9, 2014
    Only the second time I've seen a coffee flight offered at a cafe. No wi-fi but baristas are nice!
  • John K.
    John KiechelFebruary 8, 2014
    It's nice (their interior) but crowded with not a lot of seating. The product is as expected. The rosemary shortbread would be my reason to return. Parking is scarce.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DotyFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Granola with milk (they ran out of waffles), surprisingly satisfying and breakfasty.
  • Cory G.
    Cory GowanFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Iced coffee flights ... First time I've seen that. Nice.
  • Syd
    SydFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    It's open!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FerrierApril 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The lease was just signed, but the very early ETA is later this year. http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/04/16/blue-bottle-coffee-inks-a-new-oakland-location-in-the-historic-w-c-morse-building/
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