Mama Buzz is a hub. Neighborhood folk pop in for coffee and pastry in the morning, gourmet sandwiches at lunch and espresso and art openings in the evening. The front room features a long diner-style counter, the gallery space is perfect for bigger groups thanks to its numerous Formica tables, and the backyard patio is full of big comfy chairs. Though it is a neighborhood place, even in-the-know San Franciscans make the trek over for one reason in particular: the live music calendar. On any given night, this unassuming little cafe is known to play host to everyone from regional up-and-comers like Hardy Harr to international superstars such as Billy Childish. The food is fresh, the beverages (including local beer on draft) are cheap, the art is wild, and admission is nil. See website for event schedule and more.
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2318 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA
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