Our friends Maggie and Chris were awesome enough to let us stay with them at their beautiful house in Oakland. Not only that, they also agreed to play tour guides and drive us around town to see some of the sights.
We started our tour by stopping by Blue Bottle Coffee for a quick caffeine fix. Apparently there are a couple of these throughout the Bay Area but I don't know if any of the other ones are in such an awesome location as the one we stopped at in Oakland. It is located in the historic W. C. Morse Building built in the 1920s. The building is beautiful. The huge open interior has the grand appearance of an old bank. If the architecture and design of this place doesn't suck you in then the coffee and food definitely will. We only got coffees to go and they were fantastic, but the food they had looked amazing. Especially the Eggs in a Basket. I'm pretty sure I'm coming back just to try them.