oakland showcase

Showcase Oakland

Come see what’s going on in our neighborhood of downtown Oakland. Come visit the library, have lunch in a nearby restaurant and see what else is new.

cafes & restaurants

Cafes & Restaurants

There are 20+ cafes, coffee houses, sports bars, and restaurants located within one block of the CGS library. They offer Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican food, Ethiopian coffee, chocolates, beer on tap, pizza, and a salad bar. All this within one block of our library.
List of cafes & restaurants

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen is just one block from our library. “Chef Holland received her formal French training from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Burgundy, France, has an extensive culinary background and has been the recipient of many distinctions, honors and awards.”

Shopping, Services, Art and more

Shopping, Services, Art and more

McMullens one of Oakland’s newest and most upscale retail shops is one block up Broadway, the uptown district is infused with art and distinctive architecture, the Kapor Center is across the street. You will find Pandora, the Paramount Theater, the Sound Studio, two outdoor plazas and a pocket park. List of shops, services and more

Oakland Paramount Theater

Beyond One Block

Step onto the FREE Broadway Shuttle and see what you can discover in downtown. Possibilities include Jack London Square, Old Oakland, Chinatown, City Hall, Lake Merritt, the Kaiser Roof Garden, the Washington Inn, Swan’s Market and Yoshi’s Jazz Club. From Jack London Square you can catch the Ferry to Sausalito or San Francisco and it’s just a two-block walk to the Oakland AMTRAK Train station.