Local 123

Great coffee in the East Bay

2049 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:
6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday:
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

More about Local 123

Visit our sister gallery website at local123gallery.com. If you are interested in showing your artwork at Local 123, please contact our curator.

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About Us

Local 123 is an independently owned and operated company committed to delicious coffee and sustainability.

Local 123 serves award-winning, sustainably farmed coffees roasted by Healdsburg's Flying Goat Coffee. We're passionate about great coffee, made to order, and we hope that every cup is an experience.

The coffee is accompanied by a simple, locally sourced café menu including pastries, homemade herbed butter, locally made jams, artisan salami, and salads composed of fresh locally farmed produce. All of our dairy and produce are organic.

We've created a warm and welcoming place where neighbors and friends can gather to enjoy excellent coffee, celebrate local artists, share ideas, and build upon an already vibrant community.

We appreciate your comments, suggestions and artistic submissions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Frieda & Katy

Our Coffee

We believe our select roasts and preparation methods showcase the distinct flavor, aroma, body and brightness of the coffee.

Our filter-drip coffee is hand prepared fresh by the cup. Customers have the opportunity to choose from a handful of premium single-origin coffees and delicious coffee blends.

Espresso drinks are ground to order and hand-tamped, using 21 grams of coffee, yielding a sweet and full-bodied cup. The 1.5 ounce shot is the basis for all our espresso drinks.

Our award-winning roaster, Flying Goat Coffee, is dedicated to sustainability and coffee excellence. We particularly value their direct relationship with individual growers and family farms long steeped in the tradition of biodynamic farming.

Our Location / Directions

Our name reflects the building's history as the Painters' Local union hall from 1943-1971 but also speaks to our commitment to sourcing goods locally, supporting green businesses in the area, and fostering a greater sense of awareness and appreciation for specialty coffee and foods on West Berkeley's State Highway 123.

Our space at 2049 San Pablo Avenue is now open! We hope it will be a gathering space for the local community and thrill-seeking coffee drinkers alike.

View a larger map at maps.google.com.

Barista Jobs

Local 123 is dedicated to coffee quality and sustainability. We are always looking for employees who have a passion for great food and coffee as well as customer-service experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly service to every customer.
  • Actively share knowledge about the products served at Local 123. Attend tastings and continue education about Local 123's offerings.
  • Prepare drinks and food in accordance with Local 123's standards.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and attractiveness of Local 123's interior and exterior spaces.
  • Use proper cash handling techniques.
  • Handle complaints and errors appropriately and with care.
  • Support other employees' work and assist them as needed.
  • Be flexible: Balance taking direction and taking initiative.


  • Barista experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have experience working in the service industry, ideally in a café or coffee house.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and respect for others, with an affinity for working with the public.
  • Ability to be flexible and to work as part of a team.
  • Preference will be given to people who live in the neighborhood.

To apply:

  • Submit a resume and statement about why you would like to work at Local 123. Please include information about your availability.
  • Submit applications by email only to: jobs
  • We are incredibly busy. Please DO NOT CALL about this job or stop by with resumes.
  • Please note: This is a part-time job for principals only. NO RECRUITERS.
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Updated July 30, 2009 by Family Design Group.