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Cole Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
North Oakland, Oakland
  • Gabby H.
    "Poached eggs and toast."(4 Tips)
    David W.
    "Love the vegan donuts, and of course their coffee is great."(3 Tips)
    Paul W.
    "Delicious poached eggs...."(6 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "While Philz, Peet's, and Starbucks have all declared..."(2 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • philz
  • poached eggs
  • ethiopian harrar
  • vegan donuts
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  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussFebruary 16, 2015
    While Philz, Peet's, and Starbucks have all declared war on Coles, the strong local following, poached eggs on toast, and great outdoor seating will hopefully keep this independent shop afloat.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CassinelliJune 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ignore the Philz across the street and come here. There's a second smaller shop around the back corner to buy beans, but you can usually avoid a line as well!
  • James J.
    James JohnsonDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Red Sea - they make all their single cups fresh (pour over) and it doesn't take 20 minutes & a silly looking metal kettle!
  • Phill J.
    Phill JOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If going for brewed coffee, a latte or coffee by the pound, skip the long line and goto the shop in back. WAY faster...just sayin...
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid StabbMay 14, 2010
    Enjoy the best coffee in the whole wide world. My favorite - Small Guatemalan in a medium cup and a morning bun from La Farine (you can get it at Cole). Read more
  • Danny K.
    Danny KAugust 12, 2012
    kind of a small cafe but great coffee and on nice days seating outside is great!
  • David W.
    David WOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the vegan donuts, and of course their coffee is great.
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownJune 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The turkey and Swiss on a baguette is delicious. Big enough to share.
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The cafe will be closed from July 9 to 15 foe remodeling. Coffee and pastries will still be available in the store.
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownApril 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Consistently great coffee & great baristas. Try the morning bun w/your next latte.
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KaufmanAugust 3, 2011
    Order the poached eggs and toast with a coffee. Zen brunch perfection.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LikoskyAugust 15, 2012
    if you're not into coffee, their Lapsang Souchong is awesome
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownMay 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a Big Mac: a double macchiato with 1% milk. Amazing.
  • Astri K.
    Astri KDecember 23, 2014
    Pretty good mocha. One of the better ones I've had so far.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BryanAugust 26, 2009
    I've tried their Ethiopian and Bolivian coffee, both are delicious and cone dripped. A nice breakfast is their poached eggs and toast w/jam!
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownMay 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Decaf apricot iced tea on a warm day . Yumm
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottJuly 22, 2015
    Excellent spot for a local cup of Joe
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoApril 7, 2010
    Best coffee around. Lived down the street for 7 years and still miss this place. Great atmosphere and excellent brew
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The nicest baristas in the Bay Area!
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownJuly 21, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Turkey and Swiss sandwich is really good.
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the turkey sand. Delicious!
  • Paigey L.
    Paigey L.January 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    South American Organic coffee are amazing, earthy tasting and low in acidity. If only they were full of protein and vitamins
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HAugust 13
    Poached eggs and toast. Lattes. Pour overs.
  • Cat R.
    Cat RugglesNovember 6, 2009
    Get your coffee, then sit across the street on the benches and try and gross out whoever you can by reading aloud from Strange Love with your friends!
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Their double short latte is da bomb.
  • Marcela E.
    Marcela ErazoFebruary 14, 2016
    Almond milk latte! Nice and strong
  • Don H.
    Don HolmDecember 2, 2014
    The Wall. The bistro atmosphere.
  • Dianna C.
    Dianna ChenApril 10
    Iced lattes and strong cold brews!
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a small SOY mocha. Amazingly good!
  • Trella R.
    Trella RathMay 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They make a mean latte here.
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownMay 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great currant scones: a shade dry but mighty tasty.
  • Betsee E.
    Betsee EmJuly 23, 2013
    Must try: ethiopian coffee
  • Zoe M.
    Zoe MyJune 28, 2015
    coffee, sandwiches, vegan donuts
  • Benjamin O.
    Benjamin OrtizAugust 19, 2014
    Range of beans and blends.
  • Graham H.
    Graham HarbisonJune 28, 2010
    Sit on the corner and watch the world go by. Drip coffee by the cup.
  • Brooks J.
    Brooks JordanJanuary 14, 2010
    No wifi here but the vibe is worth it, and maybe better for it. Also, great poached eggs.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TowneMarch 28, 2010
    Great vibe. Fab place for sipping a cappucino and reading a book.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PerrySeptember 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Giggle whenever a Starbucks customer ignores Cole's by-the-cup fresh drip coffee, and instead orders a "large decaf non-fat iced latte."
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraNovember 4, 2015
    Coffee from a lot of different places.
  • PC
    PCNovember 7, 2012
    Mexican decaf is excellent!
  • Diane T.
    Diane Tate (Bisgeier)February 26, 2013
    Try the Roasted Turkey Sandwich - bring it!
  • Dana B.
    Dana BrookOctober 27, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    The Ethiopian Harrar has been their best coffee for over a year. Get yourself a cup. Read more
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsJune 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious poached eggs....
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SchindelFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Order the eggs and toast from the cafe. Best jam!
  • Paigey L.
    Paigey L.December 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    11 years and counting, still think the coffee has meth in it
  • Paigey L.
    Paigey L.April 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    My coffee shop, my rules
  • James J.
    James JohnsonFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Red Sea Blend rocks!
  • Maggie S.
    Maggie S.February 5, 2013
    strong coffee; still no wifi
  • Dennis O.
    Dennis OwenFebruary 9, 2013
    Great Mexican coffee
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownJune 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Cinnamon twists from Nabalom. Yum.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KanarekDecember 1, 2015
    Pour overs
  • Dalton C.
    Dalton CrosthwaitMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan donuts!!!
  • Eric Q.
    Eric QuiltyMarch 6, 2010
    Ethiopian harrar for me thank u very much !
  • Paigey L.
    Paigey L.September 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get outta my chair
  • Peter M.
    Peter MerholzSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Yemen mocca drip!
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserAugust 1, 2014
    No WiFi here.
  • Greg V.
    Greg VJuly 7, 2013
    Caffè Latte; aahhhhh....
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