There is a new and notable kid on the block on Grand Avenue in Oakland. Monkey Forest Road opened in November 2011 with “grand” plans to lure in coffee fiends and art friends. The coffee bar is nothing short of beautiful with plenty of seats and views to choose from. Sit outside and watch the passers by, or inside to enjoy the tasteful art and decorations from Bali.
The coffee (Verve, from Santa Cruz) is painstakingly prepared by their skilled baristas and served alongside unique baked goods (made onsite). The art and furniture are imported from Southeast Asia (mostly from Bali) ranging from tables to items for the table top -all of the items are handmade by artists in Indonesia.
Monkey Forest Road
3265 Grand Avenue