Highwire Coffee Roasters

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5655 College Ave (in Rockridge Market Hall)
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 653-0450
Coffee Shop, Tea Room
Mon–Fri: 6:30 AM–8:00 PM Sat: 7:30 AM–7:00 PM Sun: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Awesome local coffee roasters. Get here early in the morning. Otherwise, expect to wait in long lines with soccer moms.
  • Best soy lattes ever, anywhere! Also, save 25 cents if you bring your own mug. Really awesome, friendly, knowledgeable people work there, too. And often one of the co-owners will be around!
  • For the volume of customers this place has, the quality is really good. The espresso is balanced, the milk foam and temperature is perfect, and the customer service is friendly and personable.
  • Worth waiting for one of the few sidewalk tables if you want to linger.
  • Outstanding local roast; zero hype. Great people-watching!
  • Stellar bean. Fantastic to watch such a dedicated team work their craft. Ode to the java
  • Triple ginger scones = win!
  • Meh. Soy latte had an aftertaste. I suggest walking two blocks to right to hit up Timeless Coffee, or to the left for BiCa- offering Ritual, Ecco, Stumptown (PDX), Verve, Temple, and Handsome (LA).
  • I always think of this coffee/tea stand as the launch pad to Rockridge.
  • The best coffee I ever had. I keep coming back
  • Almost never a wait in the evening- super fast service (unless you're doing some fancy pour-over).
  • Coffee is really great! Customer service excellent . Pit stop for vegan donuts
  • I was really surprised at how amazing the quality of coffee was here, considering how packed it was, and that it's located in a grocery store, and there's seating outside and a bar to sit at.
  • The iced coffee was over-extracted and tasted like straight carbon. And there were no "for here" cups, only paper.
  • Try the Howling Wolf nitro cold brewit's like a caffeinated, non-alcoholic Guinness.
  • Great pastries!
  • Dynamite espresso.
  • Gibraltar.
  • They roast great coffee, but if you haven't tried it, the nitro iced coffee is fabulous
  • Grab an almond croissant at the bakery while you wait for your latte.