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Across the bridge from San Francisco, Oakland has a enough for a few pleasant days. The city is home to the USS Potomac, alongside the city’s museum, art galleries, and parks. Shopping is fun in Oakland too, especially if you have a passion for hats - there is no men’s hat store quite like The Hat Guys. For gifts, souvenirs, good dining, and other shopping opportunities, follow College Avenue - it’s a local favorite.

Artisan Bread Baking with Richard Miscovich_0645Sterling College / CC BY 2.0

Firebrand Artisan Breads

Firebrand Artisan Breads

Locals' Pick Wood-fired bread & pastries

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Bay Area Food Blogger

Grab a pretzel, any pretzel, and a salted caramel tart and meet Heaven. The inventive sandwiches also please if you want a little meat in your meal.

Wood-fired bread & pastries Editors' Note

Firebrand Artisan Breads is an artisanal bakery and coffee shop within the Hive complex in Uptown Oakland. Offering fresh breads, pastries and sandwiches, as well as locally roasted coffee, this industrial-style bakery has an open production area where you can see the bakers at work.

Firebrand Artisan Breads is a full-scale bakery and coffee shop. The venue is sleek and spacious, with an open plan production occupying the back two thirds of the interior so the public can see the products being kneaded and baked. The front of the space is a bustling café with the smell of freshly baked bread in the air, and with glistening pastries and rustic breads on display. The open space has comfortable seating and an outdoor patio, as well as a peaceful upstairs area. The bread is baked in a wood-fire oven, including moist olive breads, bacon fougasse, and chewy sourdoughs. The extensive range of sweet pastries include bearclaws, Danishes, eclairs, and cream puffs—all buttery and light. They also serve savory filled croissants with gruyere and ham. As well as tempting pastries, they serve sandwiches made with their own range of bread baked on the day. They offer artisanal coffee from the local roasters Four Barrel Coffee, hand-brewed and served strong. Fire-scorched bread, decadent pastries and artisanal coffee make this a popular lunch spot with the locals.

Firebrand Artisan Breads
2343 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612 Oakland
+1 510-594-9213
Mon-Sun: 07:00-18:00