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Cafe Van Kleef

Map & Directions 1621 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94612
  • Coffeehouse, Tea
  • Sun 8pm-2am, Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining


SF Weekly's Description

One of the first kids on the new Uptown block, Cafe Van Kleef's weekend stage hosts jazz, blues, and soulful rock bands in a playfully cluttered milieu that feels like a 1980s European art-house movie set (but only if it had been decorated by random stuff found at a kitschy rummage sale).

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  • djRN1 wrote a review for Cafe Van Kleef
    on 03/27/09

    Cafe van Kleef is the quintessential Oakland Happy Hour hangout. We're not talking James Dean era. No, stepping into Cafe van Kleef reminds immediately of one's first Carnival during Mardi Gras you know where. The CVK "canal" keeps the waterways in motion, ensuring beer and liquor cargo makes the fastest passage into the hands of both locals & tourists. There'll be a $5 to $10... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Mick. on 08/19/09

    Get a made-to-order Greyhound. Comes with a shitload of well-vodka, and a huge wedge of grapefruit.

  • mayu-chan on 08/24/11

    Great live music

  • Phil H. on 05/17/11

    Best Greyhound ever

  • Xian X. on 12/07/12

    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice Greyhounds!!

  • Natesha T. on 12/12/11

    Get the greyhound! They are the best in the world made with fresh delicious grapefruit. With a van kleef greyhound in hand and live blues bands rocking it out makes for a night to savor.

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