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
March 1st, 2013 @ 3:52 am

Show your Support for Zocalo, Vote Now!

Zocalo Coffeehouse is in the running for 1st place for Bay Area Best Coffeehouse. Thanks to your votes, we’ve ended up in the top three for that last few years running. This year we’re in the lead for 1st and we need your support!

Please support Zocalo and support San Leandro. It only takes a moment to vote. With only 10 days left we’re winning with just 70 votes, so your vote will really count!


December 25th, 2012 @ 4:48 am

Open Christmas Day, 10am – 2pm

Yep, another year another 365 days that we’re open. Come by and grab a cup anytime between 10am and 2pm and say hi!

We’ll have Jamaica Blue Mountain brewed just for you.

December 13th, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

Don’t Miss Brian Copeland, Zocalo 7:30 tonight

Come see Brian Copeland at Zocalo tonight and support a film of his historic one man show: Not a Genuine Black Man.

You should go support this Kickstarter project right now!

November 27th, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

Parisian Coffeehouse Jazz , Dec 2nd, 2pm

Don’t miss accordionist I-Yun Chung and vocalist/guitarist Nick Rattray jam on a set of jazz and stage standards, specializing in French jazz and classic musical theater.

With good humor and extensive backgrounds in tango, classical, and rock, they bring soulfulness and spice to everything they touch.

Come listen (and check out Nick, one of our very talented former baristas!)

November 19th, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

The 2012 Holiday Blend is here!

Zocalo’s 2012 Holiday Blend is an incredibly velvety smooth and sweet light roast. The blend pairs well with any dessert and needs no sugar or cream to make it delicious. It’s unlike any coffee we’ve offered before. Available at $16.95/lb

Jamaica Blue Mountain is once again available for the holidays. This year’s crop is the best we’ve ever tried. Show your hosts or guests you really care… bring Jamaica Blue Mountain!

If you’re in need of a bit of extra boost, try our new blend – Mitch’s Brew. A light roast with the aromas and flavors of the Sonoran Desert – Cedar, Sage, Mesquite, and honey cornbread. It’s got a higher caffeine level than other coffees.

You can an airpot of any coffee ($15 each) or get beans to take along to ensure fresh coffee is on hand for Thanksgiving dinner.

November 5th, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

Zocalo Election Event – Tues 7pm

Don’t miss our Election Event at Zocalo Coffeehouse Tuesday night from 7pm til… well, until later when all the results finally stop coming in!

We’ll have various feeds, sites, and channels up on the big screen, coffee, and tons of friends!

October 30th, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

Trick or Treat at Zocalo, Oct 31st, 3-5pm

Safe Treats, Safe Sweets 2012 is happening again this year.

Come by Bancroft and Dutton and trick or treat at over 30 stores. Join hundreds of kids and their parents and get your photo with a ghoul, decorate a candy skull, and check out the Alameda County firetruck and SLPD police motorcycle!

May 31st, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

Local Author Book Signing – June 7th

Great news, we’ll be hosting a book signing for local author Cynthia Omololu, to celebrate the release of her second novel, Transcendance,


It should be a good evening and a great read, so come get your copy signed by the author herself!

April 15th, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

Barbara Lee event Photos

Photos of Barbara Lee’s event at Zocalo can be found here…
link to photos


April 13th, 2012 @ 2:09 am

Barbara Lee Speaks at Zocalo this Saturday

It is our honor to host Rep. Barbara Lee who be speaking and greeting people this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Zocalo.

Please come and participate in the Q&A.

She’ll be San Leandro’s representative in Congress starting in January 2013, thanks to redistricting.