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The nearby California College of Arts and Crafts provides an ever freshening stream of youth into what some describe as a geriatric neighborhood, but just like the rest of our city, if it wasn't diverse it wouldn't be Oakland. People from all over Oakland take a stroll down the Avenue for shopping or dining or just because Piedmont has so many interesting things to look at. And, despite the encroachment of chain establishments that can't seem to gain a foothold in other neighborhoods (and believe me they didn't build here without a serious fight), Peidmont retains its natural character. Seriously, Piedmont is still the kind of area where people greet each other by name and let their kids run around the parks, where you're just as likely to see an old friend as you are to make new ones.

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Antique & Used Furniture

Piedmont Lane Gallery

4121 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611


Cato's Ale House

3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Bring a date or some friends to Cato's Ale House and all of their preconceived notions about you will instantly change because this local bar has that undiscovered, low-key hipster vibe that you've sought all your life.

Italian Restaurants

Lo Coco's

4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

American Restaurants


3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Commis restaurant serves a cuisine driven by modern and classic culinary traditions and is composed of ingredients that are grown, harvested, and foraged from the land that surrounds us. We offer a nightly coursed menu.

American Restaurants

Baywolf Restaurant

3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Californian, Mediterranean. Established in 1975 by chef/ owner Michael Wild, this East Bay staple never misses. Located in a converted Victorian home, Bay Wolf Cafe offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The menu changes with the seasons, but Wild's signa


Bar César

4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611


Kona Club

4401 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Oakland’s Little Slice of Paradise. After work, take a vacation from the busy streets of Oakland without the five-hour plane ride! Inside The Kona Club, bamboo walls reflect the warm and cozy hues provided by our genuine blowfish lights, just as the moon

Clothing & Accessories

Mercy Vintage Now

4188 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Mercy Vintage Now is a women's and men's vintage clothing and accessories store specializing in vintage dresses, jewelry, shoes, boots, shirts and more from the high-end designer to the retro.

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