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Coffee Hour in Jack London

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POV: You’re a coffee lover spending the day in Oakland and you’re looking for something more than just your average cup of joe. You’re looking for that “mmmm....ahhhh” factor that only can be achieved by sipping on something truly spectacular. Something thoughtfully crafted by other coffee lovers. You head on down to Jack London, but you’re met with something unexpected: too many truly spectacular choices. Here’s a look at our district’s coffee shops & roasters!

Bicycle Coffee

377 2nd St @bicyclecoffee

Bicycle Coffee is also known for their boba drinks. Fun fact: one of their 3 locations is in Tokyo, Japan! 

Founded in 2009, Bicycle Coffee has been roasting, distributing, and slangin’ coffee in Oakland since their inception. Known for their killer cold brew, CBD infusions, and their delicious @thirdculturebakery mochi donuts, Bicycle Coffee has been a staple of our district ever since they set up shop. If you live in Oakland, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their delivery cyclists distributing wholesale coffee beans to accounts all across the city, bike trailers in tow. In 2023, they moved their business right across the street to open up a swanky new coffee shop and roastery.

Locals Recommend: the Dirty Chai Latte. The best in town!

Peerless Coffee & Tea

260 Oak St @peerlesscoffee

Peerless is one of the nation's top rated coffee roasters

Peerless Coffee is the Bay Area’s OG craft coffee roaster. In 2024, they celebrated 100 years of business in Oakland! After three generations of ownership and countless industry innovations, they earned the coveted Roaster of the Year award in 2019 from Roast Magazine. We’re honored that our district is not only home to their headquarters but also their cozy coffee shop where you can enjoy fresh-ground coffee Monday through Friday.

Locals Recommend: their French Roast and other dark roast coffees. To die for!

Shapeshifters Cafe

571 5th St @shapeshifterscafe

At Shapeshifters you can find a wide array of breakfast and lunch items as well as coffee and espresso drinks!

If you’re looking for a coffee shop with a full lunch and breakfast menu, Shapeshifters Cafe is your spot. Since taking over the old Autobahn Cafe in 2023, Shapeshifters has expanded their daily offerings. In the mood for a Vietnamese iced coffee, a breakfast burrito, and fresh baked cookies? Shapeshifters is a one stop shop for all your mid-morning cravings.

Locals Recommend: the lavender latte. The syrup is made in-house and beautifully balanced. Also, their deli sandwiches do not miss!


85 Webster St @timelesscoffee

Timeless has been serving up delicious coffee, breakfast, and baked goods since 2012. Since their inception, they’ve expanded their business from one small coffee shop on Piedmont Ave to multiple locations throughout the East Bay. Their Jack London coffee shop and bakery opened in 2022. Enjoy 100% plant-based drinks and treats, 7 days a week.

Locals Recommend: their cold brew is top notch. Pair with a vegan pesto cheese roll and sit by the waterside to savor the flavors and the view!

POV: You’re looking for a coffee wholesaler for your business. Bicycle, Timeless, and Peerless Coffee are all great options for your needs. If you’re also looking for professional equipment, our district is also home to Mr. Espresso.

With long ties to the Jack London district and generations of family ownership, Mr. Espresso carries a vast selection of espresso equipment to meet your commercial or personal needs. Mr. Espresso is also home to Oak Wood Roasted, their own brand of coffee that can be found at restaurants and cafes all over the Bay Area.

No matter what your point of view may be, your caffeine cravings won’t stand a chance against the coffee roasters of Jack London. No matter what your proverbial cup of joe may be, we thank you for supporting small businesses with each lil’ cup of heaven you enjoy.