A 45-year-old coffee roasting company called Mr. Espresso will open its first-ever coffee shop in Oakland Monday called the Caffè. (Find it at 1120 Broadway).
The creators of this shop have incredibly good taste. I know this because they're getting their beautiful, elegant, custom-made ceramics from my super-talented daughter-in-law, Nadia, owner of Habibi Ceramics.
Eater has a nice article about the opening. (Pictures here courtesy of that article and credited to Hardy Wilson.)
Check it out, people! (I'd attend the opening, but I'm stuck in Italy where they don't have such stylish espresso cups...)