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Posted Wed Sep 30, 2009, 4:45pm
Subject: Remedy Cafe - can I stop complaining about espresso in Oakland?
 

I just got done bitching and moaning in another thread about the lack of good espresso in Oakland. So then of course today I stumbled across Remedy Cafe on Telegraph in Temescal (www.remedyoakland.net). The cafe isn't open yet, but the owner, Todd, is out on the sidewalk every morning with his la marzocco and his clover, serving Ritual coffees. I had the baby with me in her carrier (a.k.a. full baby-as-napkin position) so I declined to drink anything hot. But I had an iced latte that was pretty terrific. (although I know it is probably sacrilege to admit to that here...) I'll be going back tomorrow with the stroller so I can try the real stuff... but it looks promising.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 1, 2009, 8:00pm
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AmyF Said:

The cafe isn't open yet, but the owner, Todd, is out on the sidewalk every morning with his la marzocco and his clover, serving Ritual coffees.

Posted September 30, 2009 link

Four really good signs that you can probably kwitcherbitchin.  
  1. The owner is serving on the sidewalk before the place is officially open
  2. La Marzocco
  3. Clover
  4. Decent coffee.  And by decent, I mean exceptional.

None of this proves that the coffee is good, but all signs that it's headed in the right direction!

 
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 6:13pm
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Correction:  The website appears to be www.remedyoakland.com/ -- .com, rather than dot-net.

Looking forward to trying it!

 
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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2009, 1:24pm
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Try Subrosa, on 40th St. near Webster (next to Manifesto bicycles). They are serving 4 Barrel and doing a very fine job with it. I've been there several times and had good shots, capps, and coffee brewed by the cup with the SweetMarias Clever Coffee Dripper. The quality is pretty much equal to what I've had at 4 Barrel.

http://www.subrosacoffee.com/

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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2009, 1:47pm
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I just came back from Remedy and it was fantastic. I had an espresso and a cap and both were excellent.  The first shot ran a bit fast and was poured down the drain (always a good sign). The second was my espresso -- thick, intense, lingering, delicious. They're serving Ritual's High Striker.  Great addition to Oakland -- highly recommend.
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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2009, 10:45am
Subject: Re: Remedy Cafe - can I stop complaining about espresso in Oakland?
 

Well, I stopped by there this morning for the first time, and had a wonderful cappuccino there.  

Not only does the owner have a La Marzocco Linea and a Clover, but he's using a Robur-E . . . as well as a Mahlkönig Guatemala as his bulk grinder.

Looking forward to his actual opening, but in the meantime, I plan on making Remedy a regular stop!

Cheers,
Jason

 
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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2009, 6:57pm
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Sweet!  That looks to be right off the freeway.  I'll try to go by this weekend on my way into the city.
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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009, 1:36am
Subject: Re: Remedy Cafe - can I stop complaining about espresso in Oakland?
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Not only does the owner have a La Marzocco Linea and a Clover, but he's using a Robur-E . . . as well as a Mahlkönig Guatemala as his bulk grinder.

Looking forward to his actual opening

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Not me! The coffee street cart is so awesome I wouldn't mind Remedy serving coffee there forever.

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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009, 1:37am
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Very nice to be outside to see the high quality coffee being prepared.

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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009, 1:39am
Subject: Re: Remedy Cafe - can I stop complaining about espresso in Oakland?
 

High Striker espresso was pulled into shot glasses and then transferred to a porcelain cup. Very nice espresso!

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