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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“Cute brunch spot that’s a hit with the locals. Good coffee and fresh breakfast dishes. Just be prepared for a wait to get in.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
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“intimate family-owned restaurant with great food and friendly service. Wine list is limited but the allow byob with very low corkage fee. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“Great cafe with some great food as well. Wonderful atmosphere to sit and work or just to relax.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great food and great place to meet locals while sharing a meal at group community seating tables.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local brewery with nice tacos, tortas, chips and salsa and tortas. Walking distance. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Some of the best pizza in Oakland! You have to take it to go but it's worth every bite!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“For those interested in a community oriented yoga studio, this is the place for you. Lots of diverse classes with a range of focus and specialty workshops/trainings are offered. Anasa is very popular with neighborhood residents.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local barbecue and an Oakland institution. Usually taken to go, but they do have limited seating if you prefer to eat in.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“A Fabulous cafe nearby, roast their own beans and make great coffee, and FABULOUS empanadas.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“Good place for a work out, no competitiveness, great selection of machines, clean! Don't leave valuables in the car in plain view when you park there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“I've tried several flavors and loved each one so far. The popcorn is always fresh, made In-house, and sold with a smile. My personal favorites includes the cheddar+chili lime mix (lovingly called the "Oakland mix" because so many people request that combo), Sea-salt caramel, horchata, as well as regular kettle corn.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't been here myself, but it is always bustling and seems like a fun place with outdoor seating.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I'm thinking fluffy pancakes, great frittata's and GRITS!! ... nice local breakfast haunt. On weekends prepare for long lines, but hey ... the people waiting are always interesting and fun!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Nearby grocery store, nice selection of organic foods, no alcoholic beverages.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A place for alternative healing, tinctures, teas, candles, soaps, gifts. I had a cough the other day and loved the tea I bought! Also, love the stylish decor, super well designed.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Cute brunch spot that’s a hit with the locals. Good coffee and fresh breakfast dishes. Just be prepared for a wait to get in.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
“intimate family-owned restaurant with great food and friendly service. Wine list is limited but the allow byob with very low corkage fee. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Great food and great place to meet locals while sharing a meal at group community seating tables.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Local brewery with nice tacos, tortas, chips and salsa and tortas. Walking distance. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Some of the best pizza in Oakland! You have to take it to go but it's worth every bite!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local barbecue and an Oakland institution. Usually taken to go, but they do have limited seating if you prefer to eat in.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't been here myself, but it is always bustling and seems like a fun place with outdoor seating.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I'm thinking fluffy pancakes, great frittata's and GRITS!! ... nice local breakfast haunt. On weekends prepare for long lines, but hey ... the people waiting are always interesting and fun!”
  • 6 locals recommend

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