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Oakland, CA


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Family Owned
Minority Owned
Women Owned
Casual Dress
Community Oriented
Our Story


Tertulia Coffee is a coffee shop located in the Uptown District of Oakland, CA. Owners husband + wife duo Tim and Maria Sanchez are Oakland/Bay Area natives. Having roots from Puerto Rico and El Salvador lead them to fulfill one of their passions of mixing their love for coffee with art. Together Sanchez Contemporary and Tertulia Coffee opened it’s doors on July 2nd, 2016. Since then have continually grown with talented baristas, customers, artists, partners and truly is a family owned business.

Today the coffee shop and commercial art gallery serves as a place for the community to come together everyday.

What is Tertulia you ask? It's a Spanish word that means a gathering of confidants, who share poetic musings, discuss current affairs, share art and songs while enjoying savory treats.


Our mission is to be a safe and relaxing place to enjoy our product offerings from the coffee bar while also viewing the rotating art exhibits. Tertulia Coffee/Sanchez Contemporary was born out of our love for the arts and artists. Our goal is to support the Bay Area Chican@/Latin@ artists and other under represented artists. We offer a space where artists can exhibit their art in a professional gallery setting. A space to share their talent and creativity with the community. Art is legacy, it's what remains after we leave this earth. Art tells stories ... we see ourselves reflected in it. In it you find our beliefs, history, familia, convictions and our everyday lives. 

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