Coloso Coffee to Make Way for New Development


This particular storefront will be no more. - PHOTO COURTESY OF COLOSO COFFEE
  • Photo courtesy of Coloso Coffee
  • This particular storefront will be no more.

Oakland’s Coloso Coffee (1715 Webster St.) is throwing a goodbye party this weekend, but there’s no need to totally freak out. The indie cafe is moving to Swan’s Market in Old Oakland.

Co-owner Jose Posadas said Coloso got lucky. Unlike some other small businesses located downtown, Posadas learned about the fate of his building months ago — granted, from a newspaper and not the building owner, he said. Much has been reported about the 25-story residential tower that will be erected on the 1700 block of Webster Street, where Coloso currently sits.

“We suspected this would happen given the state of the neighborhood,” Posadas said.

Fortunately for Posadas, End Game Cafe (917 Washington St.) recently closed nearby, so Coloso will take over the location. After swapping the furniture, Posadas expects to open by mid- to late-October.

Until then, folks can say goodbye to the current Coloso (1715 Webster St.) on Saturday, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m. There will be drinks, food, and music. For more info, visit