Foodie Realtor's Guide to Oakland & Berkeley

Susie
Foodie Realtor's Guide to Oakland & Berkeley

Food Scene

Great food, warm cafe with strong coffee. Free WIFI.
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Hudson Bay Cafe
5401 College Avenue
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Great food, warm cafe with strong coffee. Free WIFI.
Authentic Thai food at college town prices.
Bangkok Garden
5231 College Avenue
Authentic Thai food at college town prices.
Fabulous pizza and wine in a buzzing convivial restaurant, definitely a best of the bay that has had drawn kudos nationwide .
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Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave
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Fabulous pizza and wine in a buzzing convivial restaurant, definitely a best of the bay that has had drawn kudos nationwide .
Famous specialty / gourmet food store you can stock up for meals, picnics or for take home local food souvenirs. The bakery has incredible pizza and cheese rolls for a quick snack and people watching on College Ave. as well as scrumptious desserts, cookies and breads.
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Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue
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Famous specialty / gourmet food store you can stock up for meals, picnics or for take home local food souvenirs. The bakery has incredible pizza and cheese rolls for a quick snack and people watching on College Ave. as well as scrumptious desserts, cookies and breads.
FABULOUS food to buy and eat prepared food from farmers and food crafters. A vibrant scene with great Highwire coffee too! One group of Airbnb guests loaded up on foods and drinks from the market before heading up the coast for the rest of their trip. They loved it!
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Temescal Farmer's Market
5300 Claremont Ave
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FABULOUS food to buy and eat prepared food from farmers and food crafters. A vibrant scene with great Highwire coffee too! One group of Airbnb guests loaded up on foods and drinks from the market before heading up the coast for the rest of their trip. They loved it!
Gets crowded but really awesome food, drinks (try the tamarind cooler) My real find is the basil chicken with coconut rice. YUM.
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Burma Superstar
309 Clement Street
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Gets crowded but really awesome food, drinks (try the tamarind cooler) My real find is the basil chicken with coconut rice. YUM.
An early gourmet food store with great souvenirs, a lovely bakery, a coffee place, and all the produce and meat and pasta you could want. (Produce is expensive though.)
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Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue
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An early gourmet food store with great souvenirs, a lovely bakery, a coffee place, and all the produce and meat and pasta you could want. (Produce is expensive though.)
Pizzeria with a cult following - famous for their deep dish. When you say Oakland, people say Zachary's.
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Zachary's Chicago Pizza
5801 College Avenue
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Pizzeria with a cult following - famous for their deep dish. When you say Oakland, people say Zachary's.
Famous fried chicken sandwich, cookies, pies, and not a lot else! A must try. Sit outside at ironing boards as tables.
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Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Avenue
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Famous fried chicken sandwich, cookies, pies, and not a lot else! A must try. Sit outside at ironing boards as tables.
Great dinner scene, bar scene, and to die for pastrami sandwiches at lunch time. Business casual style.
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Wood Tavern
6317 College Ave
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Great dinner scene, bar scene, and to die for pastrami sandwiches at lunch time. Business casual style.
Nice breakfast spot with outdoor seating. Crepes, omelettes ...something for everyone.
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Crepevine Restaurants
5600 College Avenue
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Nice breakfast spot with outdoor seating. Crepes, omelettes ...something for everyone.
Famous for their strong coffee, a few pastries, and coffee beans. Always crowded and located in a nice walking area surrounded with beautiful trees.
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Cole Coffee Bean + Retail Shop
307 63rd Street
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Famous for their strong coffee, a few pastries, and coffee beans. Always crowded and located in a nice walking area surrounded with beautiful trees.
Newish moderne noodle bar, good for simple fare
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Noodle Theory | Rockridge
6099 Claremont Avenue
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Newish moderne noodle bar, good for simple fare
Fun old time ice creamery but definitely does not have the quality of some of the newer small ice cream joints around.
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Fentons Creamery
4226 Piedmont Avenue
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Fun old time ice creamery but definitely does not have the quality of some of the newer small ice cream joints around.
Sweet people and great coffee plus vegan sweets they make in house, on a nice row of shops and restaurants.
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Timeless Coffee
4252 Piedmont Ave
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Sweet people and great coffee plus vegan sweets they make in house, on a nice row of shops and restaurants.
Really yummy affordable Ethiopian food, casual spot.
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Café Colucci
6427 Telegraph Avenue
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Really yummy affordable Ethiopian food, casual spot.
Great local spot with energetic vibe, all the combos of mac n cheese made with local cheeses you can imagine + fabulous veges like spicy cauliflower and nice selection of local micro brew beers.
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Homeroom
400 40th Street
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Great local spot with energetic vibe, all the combos of mac n cheese made with local cheeses you can imagine + fabulous veges like spicy cauliflower and nice selection of local micro brew beers.
AMAZING breakfasts, off the beaten path near I 80 and Emeryville. A long time place for great pancakes and eggs.
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Doyle Street Cafe
5515 Doyle Street
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AMAZING breakfasts, off the beaten path near I 80 and Emeryville. A long time place for great pancakes and eggs.
Where California Cuisine began. There's a cafe where you can get a relatively affordable lunch or dinner, and the restaurant, which has a different prix fixe dinner nightly.
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Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue
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Where California Cuisine began. There's a cafe where you can get a relatively affordable lunch or dinner, and the restaurant, which has a different prix fixe dinner nightly.
Upscale Italian
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A16
5356 College Avenue
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Upscale Italian
Cozy chocolate centric cafe with casual eats and wifi
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The Chocolate Dragon Bittersweet Cafe and Bakery
5427 College Avenue
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Cozy chocolate centric cafe with casual eats and wifi
Local ice cream made while you wait like a science experiment!
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Smitten Ice Cream
5800 College Ave
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Local ice cream made while you wait like a science experiment!
The best gourmet ramen noodles you may ever have (although some say overpriced) and a great bar. Loud and buzzing, always a wait unless you get there early.
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Ramen Shop
5812 College Avenue
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The best gourmet ramen noodles you may ever have (although some say overpriced) and a great bar. Loud and buzzing, always a wait unless you get there early.
Very popular and affordable fresh mex farmers market stand in a new casual restaurant
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Cholita Linda
4923 Telegraph Avenue
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Very popular and affordable fresh mex farmers market stand in a new casual restaurant
Great seafood spot with a lower priced prix fixe menu that can even include chocolate souffle. Nice for casual dining and parties.
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Marica Restaurant
5301 College Avenue
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Great seafood spot with a lower priced prix fixe menu that can even include chocolate souffle. Nice for casual dining and parties.
Blue Bottle Coffee's flagship cafe, perfect for socializing over coffee (no internet). Across from a high school, so not your typical Blue Bottle scene!
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Blue Bottle Coffee
4270 Broadway
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Blue Bottle Coffee's flagship cafe, perfect for socializing over coffee (no internet). Across from a high school, so not your typical Blue Bottle scene!
Dirt cheap sushi in a basic, cozy spot -- your college sushi haven.
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Manpuku
2977 College Avenue
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Dirt cheap sushi in a basic, cozy spot -- your college sushi haven.
Really fabulous authentic Mexican food made with local fresh ingredients. In a great airy spot, perfect for lunch especially Friday during the farmers market.
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Cosecha
907 Washington Street
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Really fabulous authentic Mexican food made with local fresh ingredients. In a great airy spot, perfect for lunch especially Friday during the farmers market.
A spin off of the Cheeseboard bakery, Arizmendi has superlative pizza - 1 kind per day, always vegetarian, always amazing. Mostly takeout, just a little seating. Great pastries and coffee too.
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Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria
4301 San Pablo Avenue
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A spin off of the Cheeseboard bakery, Arizmendi has superlative pizza - 1 kind per day, always vegetarian, always amazing. Mostly takeout, just a little seating. Great pastries and coffee too.
Award winning third-wave, locally roasted coffee right next to the BART station along with great pastries from Starter Bakery and other local bakers.
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Highwire Coffee Roasters
5655 College Avenue
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Award winning third-wave, locally roasted coffee right next to the BART station along with great pastries from Starter Bakery and other local bakers.
Classic breakfast / brunch spot
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Rockridge Cafe
5492 College Avenue
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Classic breakfast / brunch spot
Famous croissants
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La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie
6323 College Avenue
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Famous croissants
Classic restaurant cafe with middle eastern food (lots of great filo pastry dishes) and outdoor seating on a lovely part of College Ave in Elmwood
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La Mediterranee
2936 College Avenue
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Classic restaurant cafe with middle eastern food (lots of great filo pastry dishes) and outdoor seating on a lovely part of College Ave in Elmwood
Philz coffee is a great place to work, nice bagels, pastries and good choice of coffee that is dripped individually.
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Philz Coffee
6310 College Avenue
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Philz coffee is a great place to work, nice bagels, pastries and good choice of coffee that is dripped individually.
Truly craft ice cream that lovers of obscure and local ice cream and cookie flavors will love. It's near 19th St BART, across from UBER's future office.
Little Giant Ice Cream
1951 Telegraph Ave
Truly craft ice cream that lovers of obscure and local ice cream and cookie flavors will love. It's near 19th St BART, across from UBER's future office.
Wonderful organic bakery with one pizza flavor today, always vegetarian
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Nabolom Bakery - Pizzeria
2708 Russell Street
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Wonderful organic bakery with one pizza flavor today, always vegetarian
Hamburger restaurant that's very popular with families
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Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers
5819 College Avenue
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Hamburger restaurant that's very popular with families
Wonderful artisan bakery with fresh croissants etc
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Fournée Bakery
2912 Domingo Avenue
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Wonderful artisan bakery with fresh croissants etc
One of the Bay Area's great authentic farmers markets where you will find a mix of organics, Southeast Asian vendors with produce like fresh peanuts and lemongrass, and prepared food. Near great lunch spots so perfect to shop then eat!
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Old Oakland Farmers' Market
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One of the Bay Area's great authentic farmers markets where you will find a mix of organics, Southeast Asian vendors with produce like fresh peanuts and lemongrass, and prepared food. Near great lunch spots so perfect to shop then eat!
A hot new upscale Mexican restaurant featuring authentic recipes and a great selection of cocktails. Sunset Magazine highlighted Calavera as a top new restaurant in Oakland.
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Calavera
2337 Broadway
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A hot new upscale Mexican restaurant featuring authentic recipes and a great selection of cocktails. Sunset Magazine highlighted Calavera as a top new restaurant in Oakland.
Drake's Dealership has a beautiful patio and an indoor sports bar with locally made craft beer, great burgers and other food and generally a really fun scene in a former car dealership in the heart of Oakland's hot Uptown area.
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Drake's Dealership
2325 Broadway
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Drake's Dealership has a beautiful patio and an indoor sports bar with locally made craft beer, great burgers and other food and generally a really fun scene in a former car dealership in the heart of Oakland's hot Uptown area.
A lively patio for food and drink
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Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen
5900 College Ave
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A lively patio for food and drink
The most iconic and timeless candy store of California - great candy made with mostly California ingredients.
See's Candies
5802 College Ave
The most iconic and timeless candy store of California - great candy made with mostly California ingredients.
New York style bagels that are Kosher and have a huge following
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BOICHIK BAGELS
3170 College Avenue
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New York style bagels that are Kosher and have a huge following
Authentic flavorful Thai food, walkable from the house
Yimm Oakland
6048 College Avenue
Authentic flavorful Thai food, walkable from the house

Drinks & Nightlife

Classic low ceilinged Cal dive bar with fabulous Ethiopian food delivered from across the street!
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Kingfish Pub & Cafe
5227 Telegraph Avenue
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Classic low ceilinged Cal dive bar with fabulous Ethiopian food delivered from across the street!
One of the earliest micro breweries
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Triple Rock Brewing
1920 Shattuck Ave
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One of the earliest micro breweries
A punk rock music club where many Berkeley bands got started
924 Gilman St
924 Gilman St
A punk rock music club where many Berkeley bands got started
Sadly this spot has closed...and Airbnb isn't letting me delete it. :)
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Hog's Apothecary
375 40th Street
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Sadly this spot has closed...and Airbnb isn't letting me delete it. :)
See how St. George Spirits / Hangar One makes their famous spirits and liquors, made mostly with produce sourced directly from farms. You can tour St. George to learn how they make their libations then get tastes in their tasting room. Located in an old hangar, you'll have million dollar views of San Francisco as you taste. Have a designated driver!
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St. George Spirits
2601 Monarch Street
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See how St. George Spirits / Hangar One makes their famous spirits and liquors, made mostly with produce sourced directly from farms. You can tour St. George to learn how they make their libations then get tastes in their tasting room. Located in an old hangar, you'll have million dollar views of San Francisco as you taste. Have a designated driver!
Craft beer, as local and artisanal as it gets!
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Temescal Brewing
4115 Telegraph Ave
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Craft beer, as local and artisanal as it gets!
Redfield Cider Bar & Bottle Shop
5815 College Avenue
An intimate cider bar
Love hard apple cider?
Redfield Cider Bar & Bottle Shop
5815 College Avenue
Love hard apple cider?

Shopping

Need I say? TJ's is right by Rockridge BART and so convenient to your Airbnb home. Load up on food for while you're here and for your travels.
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Trader Joe's
5727 College Avenue
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Need I say? TJ's is right by Rockridge BART and so convenient to your Airbnb home. Load up on food for while you're here and for your travels.
The place that made Oakland's de facto cool logo - Oaklandish is a great place to get Oakland - ish souvenirs and t shirts
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Oaklandish
1444 Broadway
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The place that made Oakland's de facto cool logo - Oaklandish is a great place to get Oakland - ish souvenirs and t shirts
For little notions and kitchen stuff. Cute local souvenirs too
Cole Hardware
5533 College Avenue
For little notions and kitchen stuff. Cute local souvenirs too
Famous grocery store with an eye popping array of produce at amazingly low prices
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Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon Street
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Famous grocery store with an eye popping array of produce at amazingly low prices
Good Vibrations is famous for its woman-friendly shopping experience, with helpful staff who will help you find romance-inducing supplies. You can figure out the rest. ;)
Good Vibrations Oakland
3219 Lakeshore Avenue
Good Vibrations is famous for its woman-friendly shopping experience, with helpful staff who will help you find romance-inducing supplies. You can figure out the rest. ;)
The ultimate toy store is packed with stuffed animals, games and every wonderful toy you can imagine. The window displays are of the creativity you usually only see in Europe during the holidays, little wonderlands of animals, spaceships and whatever theme the Sweet Dreams team has dreamed up. Down the block the Sweet Dreams clothing, gift, jewelry and candy store has the perfect gifts for grown ups. This locally owned store is a real gem!
Sweet Dreams Toy Store
2921 College Avenue
The ultimate toy store is packed with stuffed animals, games and every wonderful toy you can imagine. The window displays are of the creativity you usually only see in Europe during the holidays, little wonderlands of animals, spaceships and whatever theme the Sweet Dreams team has dreamed up. Down the block the Sweet Dreams clothing, gift, jewelry and candy store has the perfect gifts for grown ups. This locally owned store is a real gem!
Great place for wine from around the world for all budgets. They are very friendly and will give you good advice. They often have evening tastings.
Vintage Berkeley
2949 College Avenue
Great place for wine from around the world for all budgets. They are very friendly and will give you good advice. They often have evening tastings.

Sightseeing

Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary and incredible views.
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Piedmont Funeral Services and Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue
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Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary and incredible views.

Entertainment & Activities

Fun train ride in the hills for kids and adults
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Redwood Valley Railway (Tilden Steam Train)
Grizzly Peak Boulevard
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Fun train ride in the hills for kids and adults
This iconic historic movie theater is located just a hop from the freeway and from Lake Merritt. They have great ticket prices and you can admire the historic theater as you soak in a movie. Go for drinks or dinner after (or have lunch before and catch a matinee).
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Grand Lake Theatre
3200 Grand Ave
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This iconic historic movie theater is located just a hop from the freeway and from Lake Merritt. They have great ticket prices and you can admire the historic theater as you soak in a movie. Go for drinks or dinner after (or have lunch before and catch a matinee).

Essentials

It's the biggest nearby market
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Safeway
6310 College Avenue
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It's the biggest nearby market

Arts & Culture

I've traveled to museums around the world and the Oakland Museum is one of my favorites, with a variety of California history, art and crafts. The Dia de los Muertos exhibit around Halloween is a must see!
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Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St
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I've traveled to museums around the world and the Oakland Museum is one of my favorites, with a variety of California history, art and crafts. The Dia de los Muertos exhibit around Halloween is a must see!