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

It's one of the most old school no-frills cafes or diner you'll find in the Bay Area.2

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.  Koffee Pot on Vibemap
  3. 1940 streets directory
  4. classified ad Oakland Tribune November 13, 1934
  5. classified ad Oakland Tribune March 1, 1931