Alchemy Collective, Berkeley
BART Station:Ashby (Berkeley)
Walk Time:7 minutes
The Alchemy Collective, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., is a 7-minute walk from Ashby BART Station.
This worker-owned cooperative boasts that “your coffee will always be served by an owner.” So, as you can expect, Alchemy’s carefully timed pour-overs match its thoughtful environment that hosts community events amidst a backdrop of art-dotted walls and a mini library. What you’ll find here? Friendly service. What you won’t find? Flavor syrups. Note: It’s open seven days a week but get your to-do list checked off before doors close at 5pm. Learn more at alchemycollectivecafe.com.