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$$$$ Price range per person до $10
1111 Franklin St Ste B, Oakland
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12th Street Oakland City Center
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Oakland, California, USA

In case the rain took you by surprise during the promenade around Swan's Market, stop by this cafe. The chef at High XII cooks good roast vegetable salads, glazed salmon and breakfast sandwiches. You can try nicely cooked bagels here. Great espresso will make your meal tastier and you'll certainly come back.

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. A lot of people say that the dishes have attractive prices. 4.2 is what this spot got from the Google rating system.

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I love this place. It's a small business with good prices and an amazing staff. They closed for a bit during the pandemic, but they are back open. I miss the amazing salad bar that they had, but it obviously needed to go. You can now order online and they will let you know when your order is ready. You can just pop in and grab your food. The metro steak salad is the best steak salad that I have had anywhere. It was a light on the dressing, so you may want to ask for extra. The peppers, the onions, the steak and everything were well matched and fresh. This wasn't a salad that was made the day before and left to sit.
*** High XII Cafe & Coffee is back OPEN *** as of Monday, June 8th. Sadly, it's been closed due to the pandemic since March and then another couple of weeks due to the rioting/vandalizing/looting in Downtown Oakland. Senseless and definitely sad for small business trying to survive. I know everyone is on edge at this time, but High XII owner, Abby and staff, Jose and Leti (my apologies for not knowing the others) are wonderful, welcoming, friendly and help to start off your morning! Everyone there I might add, is doing a great job at following CDC recommendations: face masks, gloves, markings on the floor for social distancing, touchless payment, plexi, plastic drape to protect the food, employees and the customers while being ever so friendly and respectful... Definitely adding that extra star to this review! High XII Cafe has limited their hours (Mon-Fri, 8am - 1:30pm) and menu to a few breakfast items (some Starter Bakery goodies), Verve coffee with sandwiches and salad until they get back on their feet. This place is nothing fancy but great to grab a pastry and quick bite after getting off 12th Street BART station, with a short walk around the corner onto 11th. Show this business some love and support by stopping by, grabbing a bite (tip: the salmon and kale salad lunch is the best!) and making a small donation/tip for this business and hardworking staff! Pay it forward! :)
** The following review reflects my experience prior to the shelter-in-place order currently in effect. ** Surely I can't be the only one confused by the name of this little cafe. It's called High 12 even though it's on 11th. Guess it doesn't matter much since the customers work in and around the office building it's in. I just happened upon it as I was waiting for my dental appointment. The owner was quite industrious as he was serving a robust breakfast menu by himself. I just went for the $2.50 Cafe au Lait, and that was just fine. COFFEE - 4 stars...he managed to keep it warm without burning it, no small feat for a one-man operation AMBIANCE - 3.5 stars...fairly generic but clean SERVICE - 4 stars...he works hard for the money TOTAL - 4 stars...c'mon, how 'bout High 11? RELATED - Coffee time in the East Bay? Here's a collection of places I've visited and reviewed:
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12th Street Oakland City Center
1111 Franklin St Ste B, Oakland, California, USA
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Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 07:00-15:30
TuesdayTue 07:00-15:30
WednesdayWed 07:00-15:30
ThursdayThu 07:00-15:30
FridayFri 07:00-15:30
SaturdaySat Closed

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