Contraband Coffee

Nob Hill

by Jill

Contraband is an appropriate name for this under the radar hipster coffee shop that someone smuggled into this not-so-hipster neighborhood. Rivaling its Mission and SoMa counterparts, Contraband serves their own delicious coffees straight from their Oakland roastery. If you're hungry, grab a Dynamo donut, peasant pie or empanada and make sure to pick up a bag of their Illicit espresso beans before you leave. Unlike, those Cuban cigars stashed in your suitcase from your last vacation, this contraband won't get you arrested.
1415 Larkin St. map

    1415 Larkin between California and Sacramento.

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  • For an alternative to your espresso drink, try the Ethiopian drip coffee
  • Know before you go: Their small space offers limited seating. Also, expect to wait a while for your coffee at busier times.