Zocalo Coffeehouse is an independent, locally-owned coffeehouse and roastery, located in San Leandro, California. The name, a Mexican-Spanish word meaning "town square" or "town center," was chosen to reflect the goal of community building, focusing not only on the product, but on the place itself. It's not just about coffee or tea, its about the community.

• In-House Roasted Coffee
• Organically Grown, Fair Trade Coffee
• Pastries & Bagels
• Free Wireless Internet Access (wi-fi)
• Rentable Event Space
  • Specialty Teas
• Milkshakes & Fruit Smoothies
• Indoor Kid Space
• Open 365 Days a Year
• Alameda County Certified Green Business

news and updates
May 27th, 2014 @ 3:13 am

We’ve Extended Our Hours!!!

We hope you all had a long, lovely weekend. Starting tomorrow, we will be returning to a 6 o’clock closing time.

Here is our new schedule:

Monday- Friday- 6am- 6pm

Saturday & Sunday- 7am- 6pm



March 25th, 2014 @ 10:57 pm


zocalosunriseCome and see us. Our hours are limited for the time being, but we would love it if you stopped by!

Monday- Friday : 6am- 4pm

Saturday-Sunday: 8am- 2pm


January 20th, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

Help Support Zocalo!

We have a launched a Credibles campaign to help us pay for the rising building and construction costs. Help us get the cafe doors open faster, check out the link and share with all your friends and loved ones! Thanks to everyone who has made a pre-payment, we couldn’t do it with out you!



October 28th, 2013 @ 2:59 am

Great News! We’re Staying Put!

Sara Lilly Lease Signing

Sara Ubelhart and Lily from Wilbur Property management at last week’s lease signing on 645 Bancroft Ave

Last week Sara Ubelhart successfully completed lease negotiations that will allow Zocalo Coffeehouse to stay in the building it has occupied for sixteen years! After a short period of renovation, we look forward to opening the doors to serve the same community that has made Zocalo a success

Thanks to everyone for your love and support. 645 Bancroft is just a building, but all of you make it Zocalo.

Please bear with us as we work diligently to get the shop back up and running.

We will keep you posted on our renovation progress.

September 25th, 2013 @ 1:34 am

Zocalo is Relocating

Another Beauty

We are moving locations and therefore we will be temporarily closed. If you still have credit remaining on your customer account, please contact us.

Beans are available throughout the duration of our relocation. They are available at Estudillo Produce, the Hayward Farmer’s Market, and by mail order.

We’ll be sure to update everyone here and on our FB page and look forward to seeing you soon!


September 16th, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

Zocalo Must Move – lost lease

Zocalo B&W

Zocalo Coffeehouse is moving! We lost our lease and must go, but we’ll be back!

Our last day in our current location will be this coming Sunday, September 22nd. Don’t miss our big Zocalo Forever party that night at 7pm to celebrate the last 11 years!

Check it out here!

August 25th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

Zocalo Forever! party

Zocalo is finding a new location and our wonderful roaster Sara is taking over!

Don’t miss our Zocalo Forever! party to celebrate the handoff to a new generation and years of Zocalo to come.

Sara roasting at Zocalo CoffeehouseZocalo isn’t a building or an address, it is the community. A place where all are equal and every opinion is valued. It’s been a wonderful 11 years, so come with us to celebrate the continuation of our shared dreams and ideals for another generation!

September 22nd, 7pm-10pm (our last day in this location). More details and RSVP at the FB page here.

May 21st, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Open Memorial Day – 7am to 6pm

We’ll be open this Memorial Day, Monday the 27th, from 7am to 6pm. We hope to see you at Zocalo!

March 27th, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

Congresswoman Barbara Lee at Zocalo, Saturday 9am

We are proud to host congresswoman Barbara Lee for her Coffee Talk.

Come, ask questions, and make your opinions known directly to your elected national representative, right here in San Leandro.


March 27th, 2013 @ 2:12 am

We Won 1st Place!

Thank you to our loyal and wonderful community, our friends, and our many customers for their support, and their votes, in winning Best Bay Area Coffee Shop!