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Café Van Kleef

Café Van Kleef 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1621 Telegraph Ave., between 16th and 17th Sts. Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612 | Map It
  • Phone: 510/763–7711
  • Website:
  • Location: Oakland
Updated: 05-06-2013

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