Spotted / Oakland, CA / Blue Bottle
I make it a point to visit Oakland regularly and this time I finally had a chance to pop into the newer Blue Bottle near Temescal. And what a unique space it is! The cafe has taken over the historic white W.C. Morse building that was built in the 1920s to house the East Bay’s first truck showroom. The greater side serves as the cafe offering the regular coffee menu + some experimental blends crafted for this location, as well as a variety of pastries, sandwiches, pretzels and their fresh, warm Belgian-style waffles. They even offer a flight of iced coffees and on that hot day, I went right for that. The other side behind the partition is their espresso machine sales and repair shop. They display and sell some of the best machines to use at home + have a tech team onsite to provide instruction or repairs to your equipment.
Oakland, CA 94611
tel: 510 653 3394
* All images by me, Leslie.