Posts Tagged ‘ Alameda ’

Albert’s Cafe — Old School Alameda Breakfast Spot

October 12, 2013
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  Just there yonder through the Posey/Webster tube from Oakland’s Chinatown is the rapidly changing Webster Street business district. Hidden behind a few trees, next to an equally old school barber shop is the blast from the past breakfast & lunch diner Albert’s Cafe. Try their Alameda Cheese Omelette filled with ground beef, or their […]


Alameda Point Antiques Faire — Largest Antiques Market in Northern California

February 9, 2011
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Most of the month, the old runways of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda are a desolate stretch of bird sanctuary where the endangered California Lease Terns can thrive in their semi-traditional environment. But every first Sunday, an amazing phenomenon takes place. From practically nothing, an outdoor marketplace is built housing over 800 ‘shops’ and […]


Wescafe — The Best in the West

January 14, 2011
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Webster Street in Alameda has changed so much over the last 20 years, since the old Alameda Naval Air Station was decommissioned. Back then, there was no shortage of tattoo parlors and hookers awaiting the sailors on their furloughs. Now the neighborhood has been somewhat cleaned up and facelifted. And a beautiful cafe has arrived […]


“Dumb Friends” Bench in Alameda, NOT Attributed to Jim Morrison

October 1, 2010
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Hanging out in Alameda over the years, oaktownman kept hearing the story of the inscription on this bench that sits at the end of Jackson Park, which reads “In Memory of my Dumb Friends”. oaktownman kept hearing that this bench was donated to the city by Jim Morrison. The legendary lead singer of the Doors […]


Blue Dot Café and Coffee Bar

September 27, 2010
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Blue Dot Café and Coffee Bar is a newish spot in Alameda that serves a great turkey bacon panino. A nice big room with a high ceiling and lots of light. The diner style breakfast menu looks great and the staff is super. Blue Dot Café and Coffee Bar www.bluedotcafeandcoffeebar.com 1910 Encinal Ave Alameda 94501


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