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Farley's East

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Koreatown-Northgate, Oakland
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  • The coffee at Farley's East is a can't miss
  • colin s.
    "The Gibraltar and bagel with Lox are great!"(2 Tips)
    Elizabeth P.
    "Get a super delicious bagel with lox, onions & capers."(2 Tips)
    Matt P.
    "tons of magazines from around the world"(2 Tips)
    Paula W.
    "Try the curry chicken cold panini sandwich -- very tasty indeed."(2 Tips)
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  • Alex D.
    Alex Dobyan1 week ago
    Crowded, loud, and my tea was super bitter - water was too hot I think. Not as good for working as noted here.
  • djs
    djsJune 1
    Tasty paninis.
  • Bommy C.
    Wifi is extremely slow.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanMarch 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Chill staff and great chai tea lattes
  • Maggie S.
    Maggie SheldonJanuary 29
    Been here 5+ times
    I love getting breakfast sandwiches here! They have an egg one with an aioli that is so delicious. Great coffee and teas, too. You can definitely get work done at this spot.
  • Myf M.
    Myf MaJune 9, 2016
    They block some ports if you use their wifi. Browsing website is fine but if you want to access SSH on port 22 you cannot.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMay 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The baristas here are legit, every cappuccino I e had here is the perfect temp and the espresso is always balanced. They have wi-fi, outlets, good food and a good vibe. It's perfect.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KApril 5, 2016
    Good espresso drinks
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsJanuary 12, 2016
    Great place to get soup and salad or panini sandwiches. The coffee is good alongside friendly service. Order at the counter and get your food when they call your name.
  • Willy W.
    Willy WJanuary 3, 2016
    there are board games (and some books) upstairs in addition to the magazines downstairs
  • AW G.
    AW GDecember 31, 2015
    Great food, drink, and service. Terrible wi-fi.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenOctober 18, 2015
    Chill, positive vibes all around.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WirtAugust 6, 2015
    Perhaps the best brownie in town. And where else can you page through Wire and Fader mags on the same newstand?
  • colin s.
    colin sJuly 23, 2015
    The Gibraltar and bagel with Lox are great!
  • Artiom D.
    Artiom D.June 28, 2015
    You can grab some of the tons of magazines to read while you're drinking your coffee 👍
  • Habitry C.
    Habitry CoMay 30, 2015
    Best coffee close to the Motivate Summit.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SMay 20, 2015
    Wifi is iffy but there's plenty of seating and the food is tasty. If you don't have anything serious to work on it's a good space to hunker down for a bit. The plethora of magazines are a nice perk.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GonzalesApril 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Caffeine fix, amazing magazine selection, and yummy food--Vietnamese salad and peanut butter cookies are my faves
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenApril 11, 2015
    Wall sockets are upstairs at the ledge seats overlooking the ground floor.
  • Garrett L.
    Garrett LangleyFebruary 10, 2015
    Ok - blue bottle much butter
  • Scott K.
    Scott KennedyFebruary 9, 2015
    Coffee is top notch.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 23, 2014
    Plenty of outlets. Wi-Fi password: farleyscoffee Read more
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon P.December 7, 2014
    Excellent espresso. Surprisingly good bagel and lox. Two walls of magazines you can pick up and read while you're here. My new favorite Oakland cafe.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HebertNovember 30, 2014
    Coffee's good, but if you want a sandwich go to Ike's
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenNovember 29, 2014
    Really good coffee
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WatsonOctober 1, 2014
    Wifi password: farleyscoffee
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloSeptember 7, 2014
    Whenever possible, enjoy the sun from their patio!
  • Stephan P.
    Great coffee, great Staff !!
  • Shindō Nicholas S.
    Pretty sure the Wi-Fi has a 56k connection. Don't come expecting to use the internet...
  • Irina K.
    Irina KanevskayaMay 29, 2014
    Looks pretty hipster, nice and simple menu, amazing coffee
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegMay 18, 2014
    Drip whip twerk their drip. It's well done.
  • Mighty T.
    Mighty TravelsMay 11, 2014
    Lovely Gibraltar coffee. Nice parklet outside. No attitude. Place is a win.
  • Ruth S.
    Ruth StroupMarch 18, 2014
    Salad is really good here.
  • Carlos
    CarlosMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Bruh, Goddess dressing
  • Marc C.
    Marc CalladoJanuary 17, 2014
    Enjoy your house coffee in the cafe with a mug and get a free refill!
  • John M.
    John MarqetaJanuary 13, 2014
    Next time you go to Farley's be sure to check out these offers rewarding you for your loyalty: http://bit.ly/10PbWXV
  • Arvind R.
    Arvind R.January 2, 2014
    Solid wifi access:)
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan L.November 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ham cheddar cherry tomato quiche, is in a potato shell :) nice touch!
  • Nathalie B.
    Nathalie BernalOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have lots if tables, so this is the ideal place to study at! Their lattes are to die for! Their mushroom panini was bomb! Their cookies and yogurt with granola and fruit are yummy! 2 thumbs up!
  • Vinay K.
    Vinay KrishnanSeptember 4, 2013
    Cappuccino was way too milky. Not enough bite. Also a tad too foamy. Pretty much a latte.
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The steel cut oats are truly comforting. No weird added sugar, and topped (upon request) with actual fresh fruit. Most recently: blueberries, strawberries, and pears. Lovely!
  • Hannah R.
    Hannah RosalesJuly 18, 2013
    Morning coffee express line 7-10am if you've got $2 exact change
  • Rufus M.
    Rufus McLainJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The employees at this place are Awesome - get to know them!
  • Mario Q.
    Mario QuispeMay 29, 2013
    Great coffee skills here. Perfect espresso extractions. Noisy but doable. Don't miss the upstairs!
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SicairosMay 22, 2013
    Chill outside on the parklette on a sunny day read drink coffee and people watch
  • Chris D.
    Chris DadzitisMay 19, 2013
    Don't forget to grab a coffee refill. You'll save a whole 10 cents on your second cup. Tell them Chris sent you for this sweet discount.
  • Jenn
    JennApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love that they have almond milk and nice cocoa powder to add to my coffee. I hate that they close at 9pm... way too early!
  • Jaweed N.
    Jaweed NaweedMarch 25, 2013
    Great coffee spot, really good sandwich selection, my son loves the pastries, count me in as a regular. AND they have more seating upstairs, thats my tip!
  • Cynthia S.
    Cynthia SalinasMarch 13, 2013
    East Bay College Fund is Farley's "Non-Profit of the Month!" Celebrate with us tmrw (3/14) from 5-9pm. 20% of purchases will go for scholarship funds for college students. Read more
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithMarch 9, 2013
    If you sit at the high bar in the balcony, don't drop your knife accidentally. Aftermath between the trajectory of object, gravitational pull & coffee at the bottom could be hazardous.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PorrecaDecember 27, 2012
    Great coffee, tons of magazines from around the world, lots of outside seating thanks to 3 parking space long parkette, and a plethora of bike parking. Oh yeah, and free wifi. Def my new home office.
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PriceDecember 16, 2012
    Get a super delicious bagel with lox, onions & capers. They put the capers on the bottom of the pile so they don't roll off your bagel!
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Strongest coffee ever
  • Ayush K.
    Ayush KhannaSeptember 20, 2012
    Quite possibly the best straight up iced coffee you will ever have.
  • Carlos
    CarlosSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    First refill on regular coffee is on the house!
  • Nikos A.
    Nikos AntipordaSeptember 11, 2012
    Great hole in the wall neighborhood coffee in uptown Oakland. If your tired of the usual Starbucks and want a variety this is the place for you.
  • Inga
    IngaJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The best coffee and the best selection of magazines available ! <3
  • Nick P.
    Nick PerryMay 17, 2012
    If you're just getting regular drip coffee, there is a self serve express line. $2, exact change.
  • Serena O.
    Serena OlsenMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Kick ass soups!
  • Martha H.
    Martha HillMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A wholly reliable mocha!!
  • Kahlil N.
    Kahlil NajarDecember 31, 2011
    Great place to kick it!
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. Really. And their magazines... lovely.
  • Motoki B.
    Motoki BandaiNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cold albacore tuna is good.
  • Letisha M.
    Letisha MillsapOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the frequent buyer card. Not only can you load it up with cash but you can earn free coffee drinks!
  • Ivan D.
    Ivan DiazOctober 24, 2011
    Read a mag, people watch and relax while drinking your cup of coffee! Love this place!
  • Chez U.
    Chez UsOctober 22, 2011
    Great turkey sandwich; mustard dressing is really good. Don't sit out front, it smells like cat pee.
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen McGarrySeptember 25, 2011
    Get the chocolate chip cookie. I usually only like my own home-baked cookies, but these are really exceptional.
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanSeptember 15, 2011
    One of my fave coffee spots in East Bay. Great lattes.
  • Carrie S.
    Carrie SmithSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The service is hit or miss. The girl that works the counter is awesome. The boy... Not so much.
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KahlerAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very friendly staff.
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BenjaminJune 30, 2011
    If it's crowded try upstairs. I didn't realize there was one for awhile. There are some board games and a couch up there too.
  • Inga
    IngaApril 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Green tea here is the real deal!
  • Luis G.
    Luis Gachuz-MezaAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great panini and coffee if you are over Bakesale Betty's overhyped fare.
  • Camille K.
    Camille KeaMay 31, 2010
    Vegan ginger snap cookies rival the robust magazine section!
  • Paula W.
    Paula Wirth / Eat Drink OaklandMay 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Everyone deserves a cold cup of Sangria on a hot day, especially when that day is Friday.
  • Jame E.
    Jame ErvinMay 1, 2010
    The chai is good, as are the turkey and vegan sandwiches
  • Paula W.
    Paula Wirth / Eat Drink OaklandApril 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the curry chicken cold panini sandwich -- very tasty indeed.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HSeptember 14, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    baked eggs are so yummy. other faves include the Italian sausage sandwich and the granola...homemade!
  • Dwight B.
    Dwight BAugust 4, 2009
    Tasty sandwiches, Mexican coke, and Bundaberg Ginger Soda. Makes a nice lunch spot.
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