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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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“The BEST breakfast. Get the veggie plate or the biscuits and gravy or really anything!!”
  • 58 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. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Sometimes you just want to grab a delicious pizza after a long day of travel!”
  • 12 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
Cafe
“Best coffee shop in the neighborhood. Locally roasted coffee, homemade empanadas, not at all pretentious. One of my regular spots. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Just down the street. Love this local studio — amazing, friendly local owners. Some classes are more gentle. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great bbq and burgers one block away. Outdoor seating and dog friendly! My favorite is the salad w/ chicken.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Center
“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
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 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
Grocery Store
“Nearby grocery store, nice selection of organic foods, no alcoholic beverages.”
  • 46 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
Restaurant
“Classy place with delicious, classic Chinese food. Beautiful crystal chandeliers, tea comes standard. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“The BEST breakfast. Get the veggie plate or the biscuits and gravy or really anything!!”
  • 58 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. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Sometimes you just want to grab a delicious pizza after a long day of travel!”
  • 12 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
“Great bbq and burgers one block away. Outdoor seating and dog friendly! My favorite is the salad w/ chicken.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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