Powderface Cafe


Monday-Friday: 5am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am-6pm


3411 East 12th St. #134
Oakland, CA 94601
United States


(510) 536-3223

BART Station:

Fruitvale (Oakland)

Walk Time:

2 minutes

Powderface Cafe is located just 41 steps from the Fruitvale BART Station fare gates.

At Powderface, you will find upscale New Orleans French donuts called beignets, made to order, where you can watch the entire process from start to finish. Sink your teeth into a hot, crispy beignet, fresh from the fryer. Here, you call the powder (dusting of powdered sugar or cinnamon). Add chocolate or caramel as well for the finale.

Imagine yourself in New Orleans inside this quaint, quiet and relaxing indoor/outdoor setting.  Listen to soft music and enjoy the wide variety of artwork (and photographs of visitors getting powdered) as you savor your beignet at one of the numerous tables, all arranged so you don’t feel crowded and are very accessible for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers too. 

Enjoy your tasty treat with a variety of coffees to choose from on the menu board. Customers enjoy the Mexican Spiced Mocha. Another favorite is the robust Lava Drip coffee.

Watch the busy BART trains as they stop here at Fruitvale Village and travel overhead along the tracks through the many windows that allow natural sunlight to fill the premises. Order some beignets to go on your way out to share with friends!

Mornings are the busiest times at Powderface.