Bay View Cafe

Stop by The Lawrence’s new Bay View Cafe and discover tasty Bay Area favorites ready for families on-the-go. Plus, enjoy your meal with the cafe’s panoramic views of the Bay Area.

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Local Favorites On-the-Go

Grab a fresh cup of Sightglass coffee and pair it with a delicious, hand-crafted pastry from Oakland’s own Starter Bakery. You can also choose from our selection of healthy, grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, and snacks.


  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Baked Goods
  • Coffee
  • Assorted Beverages
  • Grab-and-Go Snacks

Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee aspires to source, produce, and share distinctive, quality-focused coffees, which is why the Bay View team chose Sightglass to bring fresh, high-quality coffee to our customers everyday.

Sightglass sources its coffee directly from origin in freshly harvested lots. It practices small production methods that allow it to scrutinize and perfect its processes. Enjoy a cup during your next visit to the Hall.

Starter Bakery

When the Bay View team looked for delicious pastries to offer our customers, we selected Starter because it handcrafts all its edibles daily at its dedicated bakery in the East Bay and remains committed to providing the highest-quality products in the area.

Starter began at Oakland’s Pop-Up General Store in 2010 with the introduction of its signature Kougin-Amann. The unique French delicacy proved so popular that a business was born. Now, the bakery supplies both sweet and savory pastries, cookies, and treats to our Bay View Cafe. It pairs perfectly with a freshly brewed Sightglass coffee or a cold drink. Stop by and give it a try.

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