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Best work-from-home cafes -- Oakland/Berkeley

I'll third that. On this recommendation, I went to Leila to do some work, and I sit here now. It's a cute and spacious place with the most friendly staff I've ever experienced in a cafe: "here is your sandwich, sir." Sir? Wow. It's raining out, but the outdoor area looks really nice for when it's Sunny.

Had the "berkeley" sandwich (pesto, melted cheddar, roasted peppers), and some split pea soup (chunky and homemade tasting). The food is good and reasonably priced, but it didn't knock my socks off. If they took a step up in bread quality, it would bring everything up a notch. Also the Rooibos chai latte was pretty good. I would eat while I'm here without a doubt, but would not come here for the sole purpose of eating.

Coffee is also fine, but as with the food, not a coffee destination. They will also make iced espresso drinks, which is more than I can say for Local 123, who are worried about "Fracturing" the espresso with ice: total snake oil, pseudoscience BS.

Free internet if you order food. I think they would let you use internet if you got drinks too, but they'd rather you buy food.

This may become my go-to working cafe. I really like it a lot. Thanks for the recommendation.