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Favorite Local Shops near Jack London Square

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A short walk from Fourth Street East Apartments, Jack London Square is a go-to destination for our residents. Whether you’re looking for a place to get your caffeine fix, an outfitter where you can rent a kayak for the day, or a restaurant steeped in local lore, the square offers an eclectic mix of locally owned stores to discover.

Local Shops & Small Businesses

  • California Canoe & Kayak - You can only look at those stunning Bay views for so long without wanting to get out there yourself. When you’re ready to explore the waters, head to this local outfitter to rent a kayak or canoe, take classes, or stock up on gear.

  • Rosenblum Cellars - This is Zinfandel country, and there’s no better place to sample the region’s famous varietal than this urban tasting room. With more than 50 top-rated Zinfandels and cheese and charcuterie platters to round out the experience, it’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

  • Timeless Coffee - Everything on the menu at this local hot spot is plant-based, but plenty of non-vegans frequent the shop for the 4-inch Lunchbox Cakes, the house-made chocolates, and the delicious coffee.

  • Oakland Supply Co. - Head to this local gem for a curated collection of American-made goods, including housewares, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, and more.

  • Narrative - This shop is a favorite with locals for its expertly curated selection of vintage treasures. Carve out plenty of time to browse the mid-century furniture, one-of-a-kind artwork, clothing, mint-condition glassware, and more.

  • Drop Top Company - This company specializes in a hat of its own creation called the Fizor—a cross between a fedora and a visor. Not in the market for a new hat? Shop the tees, hoodies, socks, iPhone cases, and more.

  • California Canoe & Kayak - Extensive services go beyond kayak and canoe rentals; they offer expert-led classes, group excursions, and a comprehensive range of outdoor gear. Their friendly staff enhances the experience, ready to help both seasoned paddlers and curious beginners.

Food and Drink

People from all over the Bay Area head to Jack London Square for the fantastic dining scene. Favorites include Plank, a huge indoor-outdoor space dedicated to dining and gathering; Chop Bar, a West African bar and restaurant; and Yoshi’s, a world-renowned jazz venue that also happens to serve stellar Japanese food.