We’ll be OPEN the day after Thanksgiving 

for Plaid Friday


serving breakfast till 2:30pm


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

Come check ‘em out and take some home.

Lunch Specials for Wednesday November 25 in Downtown Oakland

Chicken and rice soup 8.00

Arugula and farro salad with bets, almonds, and feta 11.00

Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan 12.25

Homemade chocolate chip cookie 2.50

Lunch Specials for Tuesday November 24 in Downtown Oakland

Curried carrot soup 8.00

Arugula and chicken salad with couscous, preserved lemon, roasted cauliflower, and almonds 11.00

House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad 13.00

Homemade chocolate chip cookie 2.50

Lunch Specials for Monday November 23 in downtown Oakland

Chickpea minestrone soup 8.00

Crunchy salad: arugula, cabbage, apples, walnuts, fennel, endive, and raisins 11.00

Spaghetti with pancetta, greens, and red onion 12.25

Homemade chocolate chip cookies 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:

John Paul Marcelo

Oil on Canvas

November-December 2015

painting by John Paul Marcelo
painting by John Paul Marcelo

The visual impact of modern civilization onto the landscape has grown exponentially since the development of the railroads and factories of 1880s France. As John Paul Marcelo painted around in the urban decay of Chicago  streets, he could only imagine the opposite realm of natural grandeur in far away lands. When he was a recent college graduate studying graphic design and advertising, it was a sudden choice to reject modern technological mediums, paint exclusively en plein air, and migrate to the majestic California coastline. Residing in the Bay Area for twelve years, he has also blended social and environmental awareness into his work. Although very content with painting existing idyllic scenes like Marin, Big Sur and Kauai, other past expeditions have brought him to places like post Katrina New Orleans, the Cabrini Green housing projects, and all across India. He is independently represented and can often be found painting on the scenic streets of San Francisco and the East Bay.

In the upcoming months:

Mary Ann Hayden

January-February 2016

Digital Artist Collective
Berkeley City College


March-April 2016