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The Bay Area Nightlife

Café Van Kleef

  • 1621 Telegraph Ave. Map It
  • Uptown
  • Cafes–Nightlife
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Dutch artist Peter Van Kleef's candle-strewn, funky café-bar crackles with creative energy. Van Kleef has a lot to do with the convivial atmosphere; the garrulous owner loves sharing tales about his quirky, floor-to-ceiling collection of mementos, including what he claims are Cassius Clay's boxing gloves and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The café also has a consistently solid calendar of live music, heavy on the jazz side. The drinks are among

the stiffest in town.

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Entertainment Information

Address:

1621 Telegraph Ave., between 16th and 17th Sts., Oakland, California, 94612, United States

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Phone:

510-763–7711

Entertainment Details:

  • No lunch Sat.–Mon.

Updated 05/02/2014

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