Supporting Local Businesses

Supporting Local Businesses

Small Business Highlight: Plaza Edition

Friends & Supporters -

As you know, it’s been a dynamic week in downtown Oakland.

We’ve seen a groundswell of public momentum to change the way we do business in this country.  With a greater level of income inequality that at any time since 1929, we face a crisis that requires us to take bold and immediate national action to create jobs and economic security.

Here in Oakland, a big part of our success in this will be through our support for the small businesses here in our community that are doing all that they can to contribute to the local economy.

With many participating in a General Strike tomorrow, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the great, local small businesses right in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza to eat and shop – fun places to go on Thursday or Friday – whose owners and workers are, like us, part of the 99%.

Plaza Cafe

Buffet & made-to-order food for breakfast, lunch or just the snack you need to get through the day!

6:00 am – 4:30 pm (M-F)
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 150
(510) 465-5001


Featuring African jewelry, crafts, bags, art and other great gift items!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm (M-F)
120 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(510) 444-0149

Rising Loafer

Delicious for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, crepes and other homemade treats!

7:30 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
130 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(510) 836-8712


Oakland-grown t-shirts and other stylish clothing items without needing to step foot into a shopping mall!

Opens at 11:00 am / Closes at 7:00 pm (Th), 6:00 pm (F), 5:00 pm (Sa)
1444 Broadway
(510) 251-9500


Authentic, tasty Vietnamese food right in Frank Ogawa Plaza!

10:00 am – 9:00 pm (M-F)
326 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(510) 465-4545

The Rotisserie Deli

Serving up a fresh salad bar, an Asian buffet and, of course, hot rotisserie chicken!

7:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(510) 268-1700

Caffe Teatro

Tucked inside the Rotunda Building, a great place to get your morning (or afternoon) cup of coffee!

6:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 130
(510) 267-8970

Juice Joint

From breakfast burritos to fresh-made sandwiches and smoothies, Juice Joint is convenient and provides a great variety!

7:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
332 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(510) 834-4800

Awaken Cafe

One of the hottest Bay Area trends, Awaken Cafe is a pop-up coffee cart just off the plaza!

7:30 am – 12:00 pm
1429 Broadway
(510) 847-1857

We encourage you to get out and show your support for these hardworking folks on Thursday & Friday of this week – we’ll call them “local support days.”

Oakland blogger and activist Pamela Drake wrote a great piece in her blog this morning, in fact, discussing the need to support our hard-working local businesses to keep our economy thriving:

“It’s possible that strikers will patronize small local shops this Wednesday, but since one of the demands of the General Strike is ‘no participation in the economy,’ I’m calling for a special day to support our local small businesses.”

We hope you’ll join in supporting this effort.

And, as always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at (510) 238-7008 or by e-mail.


Jason Overman
Communications Director


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