*New Permanent Hours*

OPEN til 5:30

every Monday-Friday


We’re selling our own homemade jam, granola, and chicken stock.

Come check ‘em out and take some home.

Lunch Specials for Friday April 24 in Downtown Oakland

Fennel and onion soup with saffron and tomato and an aioli crouton 8.00

Arugula and rice salad with asparagus, fava beans, and a poached egg 11.00

Slow cooked chicken with escarole, white beans, and prosciutto 12.25

Homemade chocolate chip cookies 2.50


Lunch Specials for Thursday April 23 in Downtown Oakland

Curried carrot soup 8.00

Crunchy salad with cabbage, arugula, carrots, walnuts, dried cherries, and chicken 8.00

Risotto with pork ragu 12.25

Homemade chocolate chip cookie 2.50


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:

Owen Brown

Drawings and Paintings

March-April 2015

We are drawn to stories, and story telling, so much that we find it difficult to luxuriate in a place without stories. Can we strengthen our understanding of the world beyond narrative? Use our imagination to pair ourselves with the fox in the wood, a moon of Jupiter, or the brief life of a cloud? Or just with silence?

 With these works I hope to find a deeper quiet.  The drawings are taken from my series “Unknown Numbers.”  The paintings are from the series “Antique Circassian Languages.”

I paint and draw, and live in San Francisco.

The drawings were done with prismacolor pencil, usually on Strathmore paper. The paintings are done with acrylic on gessoed cold press watercolor paper.


In the upcoming months:

Elizabeth Saucier

From a World Seen to a World Created

May-June, 2015

Artist: Elizabeth Saucier

Artist: Elizabeth Saucier

My art is about imagination, a sense of adventure, no fear of breaking the rules and an intensely personal and fascinating journey.

As a self-taught freelance photographer, I specialize in creating images of nature. With the use a DSLR, an iPhone, an iPad and post processing applications, including the digital darkroom and fine art techniques, I take the interplay with my subjects and creativity beyond the lens. The result transports the image from a world seen to a world created.