7th Street Cafe (1612 7th St.)
Al M. also let us know that West Oakland’s 7th Street Cafe recently held its grand opening. Under new management, the community-oriented space, also known as Revolution Café (“Rev Café”), is operated by OneFam, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of West Oakland youth through recreational and skill-building programs.
Along with fast WiFi and organic coffee, the café offers home-cooked soul food like its signature southern-fried chicken and waffles, as well as weekly events, like karaoke, comedy and open mic sessions. It’s also equipped with a performance stage, a movie and concert area and a patio beer garden.