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Wescafe open on Webster

Submitted by on 1, July 23, 2009 – 6:00 am5 Comments

9810For 10 years, Monica and Miguel Trejo ran a coffeehouse in Oakland’s Glenview district that they believed they would someday own. But at the last minute, a long-lost nephew of the shop’s owner appeared, and the couple learned that it was not to be.

Lucky for us.

The couple packed their bags and headed across the estuary to Alameda, and promptly fell in love with a beautiful building on Webster Street and the eclecticness of the West End, both of which Monica Trejo said deserved something special.

So Trejo and her husband personally took the space’s four dilapidated walls and built an oasis with tile floors, a hammered tin ceiling and a neat garden patio that comfortably seats 40. Their cafe opened on July 4. And just a few weeks in, Trejo’s already on a first-name basis with some of her customers (and has their usuals memorized).

Visitors are greeted by a shelf of candy-colored cupcakes and other yummy-looking baked goods and an inviting expanse of earthy pottery. In addition to coffee, drinks, fruit and pastries, the cafe’s menu includes quiches and sandwiches (and my personal favorite, soft ice cream).

Wescafe also does catering and rents its patio space out for parties. And yes, they have free Wi-Fi.

Monica Trejo said the cafe will host Friday night movies on said patio, and that she hopes to be able to have live music as well.

Wescafe is at 1536 Webster Street, and their phone number is 522-7200. Their hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


  • cyndee says:

    I'm delighted to finally have a family-friendly coffee shop on the west end. This is exactly the sort of place we need to begin to build community and revitalize Webster Street. My family and I will visit often!

  • Arby says:

    Best news on Webster in a long time. The food is good and what the owners have done with the space is fantastic. They have really good salads, sandwiches and quiche. Generous portions as well. Really nice outdoor seating in the rear with flowers and a fountain. You have to try it.

  • Scott says:

    Great addition to Webster street. This is exactly the kind of place we need. Have already gone in several times.

  • Edwina says:

    I love this place! As soon as you step inside, you can tell that you've discovered a new favorite. The decor is tasteful and warm, the music is easy on the ears, the pastries are fresh, the food is delicious and the portions are generous. Then there's the service – consistently fast and friendly.

    I'm almost remiss to post this; it's such a great little secret!

  • I would like to tell my brother and his wife that I love there cofe shop .I went to visit them from L.A and wow!, I love it .I was so happy to see so may customers .Customers that knew my brother from the old cofe shop were he worked they still keep intouch with him and go to his cofe shop. Fridays is nice you get to see movies out doors.Brother keep up the good work and remember God blessed you with your cofe shop.My brother love's giving the best of him also his wife and employess.Brother I hope you open your second cofe shop soon a big one!


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