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Coffee With A Beat

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458 Perkins St, Oakland, CA 94610-4725
+1 510-835-5282
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Concord, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Know any baristas who can give you advice on classic cars, or cruising the Caribbean islands? I do. Nate is an engaging, happy presence. There's also a regular cast of characters to add to the entertainment - joking about last night's game, fighting about politics (good-naturedly), talking about the club scene.... Time stops in this place. There are shelves of... More 

Thank mattandmargot
Paris, France
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I don't really have a coffee hangout....I don't even drink coffee (though I do love tea) but Coffee With a Beat is one of my favorite neighborhood hangouts. This is the place where you can walk in, say hello and make yourself comfortable sitting with and talking to writers, poets, artists, photographers.....folks from around the world....and be perfectly comfortable. Owner... More 

Thank BlackParisTours
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Right across from Lake Merritt Park, so you're gazing at something pleasant. (Not the lake, but the park). I had the Italian soda, my friends did coffee. Quaint group of characters in the shop. It appears to be a very 'local' group of folks. It reminded me of 'Cheers', where everybody knows your name, except they didn't know ours because... More 

Thank BonnyZ
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

I stop at this coffee house whenever I'm in Oakland. The atmosphere is fun, with good music, happy neighbors and great coffee and lox and bagels

Thank Laurel S
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

If you are visiting our beautiful City and happen to be near Fairyland or the NW side of Lake Merrit stop by for some coffee or tea. You can even sit outside and hang with the old dudes.

Thank Susan M
Oakland, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

This is the neighborhood place (all ages, races and graces), right near Lake Merrit. It's not fancy but it is a welcoming classic Oakland spot. The conversations range from politics, to dating tips to jazz.

Thank Theresa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 458 Perkins St, Oakland, CA 94610-4725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-835-5282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?