Since 2011, Wooden Table Baking Co. has been making Argentinean treats inspired by owner Andreas Ozzuna’s childhood memories of growing up in Buenos Aires and cooking with her grandmother on a wooden table. In their East Oakland facility they handcraft alfajores, bonbons and conitos with high quality, locally-sourced natural ingredients, that are sold at cafes, select grocers and online. With her wife Citabria they opened Wooden Table Café in Uptown Oakland last Fall, serving their delicious sweets plus empanadas, juices, coffee, tea and yerba mate. One of their credos is “Creating community one cookie at a time”. Here they share some of their favorite friends and neighbors.
There are so many people doing good work around our cafe at 2300 Broadway at 23rd Street. We feel very lucky to have gotten our little spot and are honored to be in such good company. Below are some of the places near us that we love.
… and Firebrand Artisan Breads . . .
. . . and the restaurant and bar Calavera . . .
. . . and dosa by DOSA.
Next door to our café we get our sweat on at the Downtown Oakland YMCA. They even have an Argentinean teaching a great Zumba class! They also have affordable childcare, and all kinds of good classes.
Agave Uptown is a great restaurant a few blocks from our café on Broadway at Franklin Street that specializes in Oaxacan cuisine. They make a point of being supportive of the community and having their front of house wait staff be people of color.
Qulture Collective with Revolve Cafe at 1714 Franklin Street is a multi-use and queer space that has a café, retail shop, and gallery. They serve the LGBTQIA+ and allied community with a focus on building queer, trans, and people of color visibility. Art by Zakiya Zazaboi.
Cafe Gabriela at 988 Broadway at 10th Street has been very supportive and was one of the first cafes to carry our treats. The people of color siblings that own the café make a point of being involved in social justice in the community and are well loved. Their pulled pork sandwich is to die for.