The Oakland Café is nestled into the Oakwood neighborhood, on the corner of Oakland Drive and Whites Road. The Café design inspiration comes from 1940’s architectural drawings and blueprint designs from the Bryant Paper Mill, a staple of Kalamazoo’s industrial history.
When the studying and work is done, sit back and enjoy a craft cocktail, smooth glass of wine, or refreshing local beer.
Just a short walk from surrounding neighborhoods, Oakland indoor seating is spacious and inviting; a well-crafted mix of cozy secluded spots with couches and large open areas filled with natural light. The popular outdoor patio has comfy spots fit for individuals or groups and is dog-friendly.
NEW! BACON, EGG and CHEESE WAFFLE SANDWICH
Crisp bacon, egg, cheddar cheese sandwiched between two waffles.
NEW! MINT MOCHA BROWNIE
Rich chocolate brownie made with Water Street house espresso, layered with creamy mint and topped with an espresso ganache.
NEW! LEMON TAHINI KALE SALAD
Kale, butternut squash, red onions, walnuts, cranberries, tossed in a lemon tahini dressing.
The Oakland Café is the perfect place to catch up with friends over coffee or escape into a book you can’t put down. Like our other locations, the Oakland Café offers fresh house roasted coffee, full espresso bar, loose-leaf teas, shakes, smoothies, and more. Oakland favorites include Coffee with a BANG, Mocha Del Sol, and iced Chai Tea Latte.
Plus, don’t forget to pair your beverage of choice with one of our food favorites. With a sizeable deli, the Oakland Café has great choices to enjoy in the café or out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Tempt your tastebuds with one of our made from scratch baked goods, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, savories and the most incredible and unique dessert varieties; all handmade using real ingredients in our very own Kitchen.
While you’re there visit our retail walls for an ever-changing selection of bagged coffee, teas, home brewing equipment, travel mugs, t-shirts and other coffee goods.