A Visit to the new Blue Bottle Coffee, Oakland

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Coffee is quite the trend here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I admit it – I’m a coffee snob.  I do cappuccino’s and latte’s. Double shots. Whole or soy milk. And I love getting my coffee “for here” and taking an extra 10 minutes to sit and enjoy it. Especially when you get to enjoy the beautiful space.  Most of our Blue Bottle Coffee trips are to visit their stand at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning at the Ferry Building.  Word got out that they opened a new spot in Oakland, and not just any new coffee spot.  The Blue Bottle opened in Oakland’s historic W.C. Morse building.  The architecture is stunning.

They serve their normal menu plus a few other specialty drinks crafted by the baristas such as a Shakerato with espresso, ice and simple syrup; a Parisian-inspired Sowden Soft Brew Au Lait; and a Cascara Fizz, which includes cascara tea, sparkling water, simple syrup, and a wedge of lemon. They have a beautiful, help-yourself area of goodies ranging from Belgian-style street waffles to steel-cut oats, elegant cakes, and other delicious goods.

I will definitely be back (and the lines aren’t as long as their SF locations)!

xo.

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