The Koffee Pot is a small restaurant at 2532 Telegraph Avenue. It was run by Nestor "Johnny" Espinoza and his wife Mildred, and dates back to at least at 1957.

It's still a coffee shop, although Johnny died in 1967. In 2006, East Bay Express voted it 'Best Greasy Spoon'. 1

1957 directory

Earlier Businesses

c.1931, it was home to the Robey Realty Company. 4

c.1934, 2532 Telegraph was home to the California Oregon Realty Company. 3

In 1940, it was the home of the Progressive Investment Company, which seems to have specialized in commercial opportunities like cafes, bars, gas stations, etc. 2

Links and References

  1. Best Greasy Spoon: Nothing if not humble East Bay Express 2006
  2. 1940 streets directory
  3. classified ad Oakland Tribune November 13, 1934
  4. classified ad Oakland Tribune March 1, 1931