Would you like little to take home some of our homemade items?
We sell our own homemade jam, granola, hot sauce, and chicken stock.

Come check ‘em out!

Lunch Specials for Monday May 2 in Downtown Oakland

Potato leek soup

“Gem” lettuce salad with farro, feta, cucumber, olives, and almonds

Warm pulled beef sandwich with salsa verde and roasted potatoes

Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Local artists showing at Caffe 817

We keep our walls vibrantly decorated with the works of local artists who have roots here in the Bay Area. For information about how to be a participating artist, please contact us. Our art shows rotate every two months and we are always on the lookout for new and inspiring art to adorn our walls.

To purchase a piece currently being shown at Caffe 817, please contact us.

Now Showing:

Digital Artist Collective
Berkeley City College


March-April 2016


Daniel lives and works in Oakland and has been pursuing the visual arts for a number of years starting in the field of photography. His current passion is in the process of collaging his photographic work to make more complex and compelling images than a single photograph can offer. In particular, color is his muse and this more than anything else guides his esthetic process. The ongoing exploration of line, shape, and textures keep Daniel engaged with his artistic and personal evolution in the world of visual self-expression.




Fracking Series is about man’s relentless extraction of the earth’s resources for the purpose of creating fuel, without environmental stewardship. The extractive processes transforms the world and the earth’s integrity.There are more than 500,000 active natural gas wells in the US and there is a very strong movement in the nation to stop the practice.


Pearl’s work traces her familial history on Mare Island where she represents the fourth generation of her lineage. She has been photographing the essence and history of this interesting island in transition since it’s closure as a naval ship yard 20 years ago.


In the upcoming months:

Vida Karamooz

Acrylic on Canvas

May-June 2016

Vida Karamooz artist portrait

Coming from my imagination, my paintings fall under abstract impressionist style category. Then again, they are alive as they carry part of my soul.  Painting is my silent sanctuary, a place of om, where I get lost in myself and connect to my inner being; a safe place far away from the past and the future.  Therefore, creating art has always been part of my life journey.

My paintings have evolved over time and are still constantly changing depending on where I am physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.   I allow them to take form without resistance or judgment.  They are what they are.

Born in Tehran, Iran, I obtained my Film and Television BA at Kent University in England, and continued with my Masters in Communications and PhD in  Organizational Development at Penn State.  My professional career includes working for Pfizer and Accenture.  In 2010, my husband and I relocated to Oakland from the east coast and started a botanical skin care product company called Blue Beautifly.

I am blessed with 2 adult children who have also moved to California.