Powderface

★★★☆☆
  • 3411 E 12th St # 134

    Oakland, CA 94601

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  • 510-536-3223

About Powderface

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Sun 7am-6pm, Mon-Fri 5am-8pm, Sat 6am-7pm

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Powderface is a cafe right next to Fruitvale BART. A great meeting spot for BART-goers.

The Pros:
Cute outdoor seating area. Nice and clean inside. Good selection of stuff - including organic juices and breakfast sandwiches. Beignets are pretty good and remind me of funnel cake.

The Cons:
Breakfast sandwiches are just allright, and I think they use a microwave to make the eggs. Coffee consistently tastes burnt - even the americanos, so it must be the beans. Also, they don't fill your cup up all the way (about 2 inches of room), so I felt like at $1.95 for a small americano, I was sort of ripped off.

If I am near BART and need coffee, it's good for a fix.

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★★★☆☆

Powderface is a cafe right next to Fruitvale BART. A great meeting spot for BART-goers.

The Pros:
Cute outdoor seating area. Nice and clean inside. Good selection of stuff - including organic juices and breakfast sandwiches. Beignets are pretty good and remind me of funnel cake.

The Cons:
Breakfast sandwiches are just allright, and I think they use a microwave to make the eggs. Coffee consistently tastes burnt - even the americanos, so it must be the beans. Also, they don't fill your cup up all the way (about 2 inches of room), so I felt like at $1.95 for a small americano, I was sort of ripped off.

If I am near BART and need coffee, it's good for a fix.

Pros: Outdoor seating, Cute inside

Cons: Burnt tasting coffee

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Yay, I made my way over to Powderface Cafe this past Saturday (7/25/09)! It's not a make up spot ladies, unless you're looking to get powder sugar on your face from their beignets *tee-hee*

LOCATION: In the Fruitvale District area of Oakland, off of E.12th Street & btw 35th Ave & 34th Ave...that's right, the shopping plaza right next to Fruitvale BART station. Heak, BART is right in their backyard of the outdoor sitting area. Parking is street (good luck) else BART parking lot. Shopping center is clean, spacious, & that "metro-tropical" feel w/ colors on the buildings, palm strees, water fountain, etc. Other shops like taquerias, Subway, tatt parlor, Metro PCS, Chinese restaurant, etc. This shopping center area all together is a great new addition to Oakland's Fruitvale area, & I'm speaking from knowing this area intimately since 1992...excellent upgrade if you will ;-)

CAFE: Powderface Cafe is simply put lovely, jazzy, comfy, & chill. Round tables fitting most cafe themes, bench seats, armless chairs, bar seats by wall-window, power outlets for your laptop, ATM machine inside (although they accept credit card), plenty of natural light from windows, & creamer/sugar station for coffees.

CUST SVC: 2 ladies working this past Saturday afternoon; cashier & baker. Friendly, patient, clean, & warm smiles. Only 2 other patrons were sitting inside & 2 other patrons came in afterwards...not too busy.

TASTES: Got 1 regular Pina Colada Smoothie, who's straw made me think I ordered a Boba Drink, but no pearls in this smoothie. Maybe the straws were on sale @ Smart & Final *tee-hee*. Pina Colada Smoothie had a strong taste of coconut, which was really tasty. Had an order of Beignets W/ Powder Sugar to go, which was 4 decent size pieces (1 size down from what Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen offers). FYI, you can get Powder Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar ;-) Fresh, warm & tasty *yummy*! I'd say 1 order for a small sugar satisfaction of $3.50 is cool, but a Beignet Box (4-5 servings) for $12.95 prob ideal if looking for a larger & longer (yeah I said it) sugar satisfaction, or to share! 1 smoothie, & 2 orders of beignets cost $10 bucks & some change. Overall, I'd go back to this place & try other things on their menu.
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AS OF 7/25/09
Menu for COFFEE: $1.45-$4.50 (sizes S/M/L) -- fresh brew, cafe au lait, lava drip, thunderbolt, iced

Menu for TEAS: $1.70-$3.85 (sizes S/M/L) -- herbal, chai latte, green tea latte, green tea, iced black

Menu for BEIGNETS: $3.50/4-pieces | $12.95/Box (4-5 servings) | Powder Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar

Menu for FRAPES: $3.95-$5.50 (sizes M/L) -- loca mocha, caramel, polar bear, chaichilla, cookie monster, besame matcha

Menu for FRUIT SMOOTHIES: $3.95 med | $4.95 large | option to mix fruit -- mango, strawberry, pina colada, guava, wildberry, lemon, banana, peach

Menu for SANDWICHES: $7.95 -- roast turkey breast, ham & swiss grilled, tomato basil

Menu for CREPES: $3.95 Sweet (cinnamon butter, lemon butter, orange marmalade) | $5.95 Fruit-banana, nutella, whip | $6.50 Fruit-strawberry, nutella, whip | $5.95 Savory (turkey pesto, ham & cheese, veggie)

Menu for BREAKFAST: $3.69 Powderface Brkfst Sandwich w/ egg & cheese | Bread -- croisssant, assorted bagesl, wheat, white | Choice -- bacon, turkey, ham, tomato

1
★★★☆☆

Yay, I made my way over to Powderface Cafe this past Saturday (7/25/09)! It's not a make up spot ladies, unless you're looking to get powder sugar on your face from their beignets *tee-hee*

LOCATION: In the Fruitvale District area of Oakland, off of E.12th Street & btw 35th Ave & 34th Ave...that's right, the shopping plaza right next to Fruitvale BART station. Heak, BART is right in their backyard of the outdoor sitting area. Parking is street (good luck) else BART parking lot. Shopping center is clean, spacious, & that "metro-tropical" feel w/ colors on the buildings, palm strees, water fountain, etc. Other shops like taquerias, Subway, tatt parlor, Metro PCS, Chinese restaurant, etc. This shopping center area all together is a great new addition to Oakland's Fruitvale area, & I'm speaking from knowing this area intimately since 1992...excellent upgrade if you will ;-)

CAFE: Powderface Cafe is simply put lovely, jazzy, comfy, & chill. Round tables fitting most cafe themes, bench seats, armless chairs, bar seats by wall-window, power outlets for your laptop, ATM machine inside (although they accept credit card), plenty of natural light from windows, & creamer/sugar station for coffees.

CUST SVC: 2 ladies working this past Saturday afternoon; cashier & baker. Friendly, patient, clean, & warm smiles. Only 2 other patrons were sitting inside & 2 other patrons came in afterwards...not too busy.

TASTES: Got 1 regular Pina Colada Smoothie, who's straw made me think I ordered a Boba Drink, but no pearls in this smoothie. Maybe the straws were on sale @ Smart & Final *tee-hee*. Pina Colada Smoothie had a strong taste of coconut, which was really tasty. Had an order of Beignets W/ Powder Sugar to go, which was 4 decent size pieces (1 size down from what Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen offers). FYI, you can get Powder Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar ;-) Fresh, warm & tasty *yummy*! I'd say 1 order for a small sugar satisfaction of $3.50 is cool, but a Beignet Box (4-5 servings) for $12.95 prob ideal if looking for a larger & longer (yeah I said it) sugar satisfaction, or to share! 1 smoothie, & 2 orders of beignets cost $10 bucks & some change. Overall, I'd go back to this place & try other things on their menu.
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AS OF 7/25/09
Menu for COFFEE: $1.45-$4.50 (sizes S/M/L) -- fresh brew, cafe au lait, lava drip, thunderbolt, iced

Menu for TEAS: $1.70-$3.85 (sizes S/M/L) -- herbal, chai latte, green tea latte, green tea, iced black

Menu for BEIGNETS: $3.50/4-pieces | $12.95/Box (4-5 servings) | Powder Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar

Menu for FRAPES: $3.95-$5.50 (sizes M/L) -- loca mocha, caramel, polar bear, chaichilla, cookie monster, besame matcha

Menu for FRUIT SMOOTHIES: $3.95 med | $4.95 large | option to mix fruit -- mango, strawberry, pina colada, guava, wildberry, lemon, banana, peach

Menu for SANDWICHES: $7.95 -- roast turkey breast, ham & swiss grilled, tomato basil

Menu for CREPES: $3.95 Sweet (cinnamon butter, lemon butter, orange marmalade) | $5.95 Fruit-banana, nutella, whip | $6.50 Fruit-strawberry, nutella, whip | $5.95 Savory (turkey pesto, ham & cheese, veggie)

Menu for BREAKFAST: $3.69 Powderface Brkfst Sandwich w/ egg & cheese | Bread -- croisssant, assorted bagesl, wheat, white | Choice -- bacon, turkey, ham, tomato

Pros: Large & spacious, indoor/outdoor seating, clean, & friendly

Cons: Can be too loud fr trains passing @ Fruitvale BART Station

 

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