cafe 504 (504 Wesley Ave Oakland, CA 94606) is a pretty sweet spot to chill. I had lunch and an espresso here:
super friendly barista pulled shots of ritual‘s lloyd dobler from a la marzocco machine. It was quite bright. I don’t taste the same fruity tones as indicated in ritual’s description, but it was bright, light-bodied and pleasant. served in a bodum polka-dotted demitasse.
I also had a salad and a sandwich. I wasn’t too impressed with the salad (though this didn’t matter too much to me) and the sandwich was good. the space inside was neat – a small kind of dark space with blue walls with a kitchen that reminded me of a cabin.
there was also a dog patiently waiting outside. I really enjoyed relaxing outside and enjoying a beautiful day in oakland.