Oakland drinks coffee like water. And while there are so many spots serving quadruple-shot cappuccinos in stark, minimalist spaces, we wish more were like Red Bay Coffee. It’s just as much a hangout for local residents as a place to get a very good iced coffee, charcoal latte, or pastry. Depending on the day, you can pop in to the public roastery in Fruitvale for a movie screening, a live performance, or check out a pop-up shop. If you’re checking looking to get work done or catch up with a friend, the large, beautiful warehouse also has lots of sunlight, and plenty of chairs and benches.
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