The CRO Café

Alley 49, Oakland

Recent Reviews

Rachel Way

Delicious oat matcha latte and friendly service. Such a cute alley!

Shannon Taylor

Great coffee, super friendly staff. 10/10 dog walk pit stop.

Slinky Von Mantrap

Excellent product, but I don't get the lack of courtesy in one particular barista. Being totally non-responsive to hello, how are you, and thank you is not cool, hip or professional. I don't need fake cheer, but surliness brings down the overall experience. Rudeness is passé. It feels unwelcoming, so I don't mind taking my business elsewhere.

Andrew Grossman

Ordered the iced coffee and an iced americano, both of which had great craft coffee flavors and not too acidic! If you haven’t visited Temescal Alley, budget some time to walk around. There’s a nice ice cream shop and plant store.

Beth Cichon

Barista has a great presence and makes a great coffee. Rec to get the morning bun!

Donny P

Have not been in the Temescal Alley for years. My friend wanted some coffee and I already had my shot of espresso. I usually would just try a cup of coffee. Wanted something different.Tried the Chai latte: creamy, frothy, tingling spice. Delicious!Like what they did with small amount of space. Great customer service and staff was wearing masks.

Eric Lobdell

Best coffee in Temescal. Friendly staff and great roast.

P. I.

Excellent and refined place for high grade rocket fuel coffee in regular, and extra fancy selections.The Indian female barista there is one of the best baristas I've ever seen, and made me her own signature drink called the Sixth dimension. Check it out!

Michael Greenberg

Very good coffee in a nice offshoot of Temescal. They sell great beans here too!


So so soooo yummy. The baristas know how to make a great latte and consistently. I come here pretty much everyday. Highly recommend!

Archith Murali

Good coffee, but limited seating

Debojyoti Ghosh

A really nice cafe in Temescal, situated in a small alley away from the main Telegraph shops. The coffee is very yummy!

Jeremy Frank

Cro has some amazing cappuccinos !!

Sabina Beachdell

These folks are at the epicenter (caffeinate the people!) of the buzz that is Temescal Alley and beyond, and they make you feel like home. There's nothing like it and no better place. You've got my heart, Cro. Support em with everything you've got.

Andrew Milmoe

Good service, espresso and kouign amann

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