Come in!

Come in!

Blue dot cafe and coffee bar was founded by James and Megan Hume to bring high quality food and beverages to the neighborhood. We are committed to great service. We want everyone, of all ages, to feel comfortable at our place. We want blue dot to be your gathering place. Meet friends for coffee, breakfast or lunch, pop in for a quick latte to go, bring the little ones for a cookie and a minute to draw on our chalkboard wall, or enjoy a solitary moment with a housemade scone. Come and unwind, think, chat or just hang out in our comfortable space.
Our Story

Our Story

James and Megan Hume met in San Francisco in the summer of 1994. Where else would a guy from Adelaide, Australia, and a girl from Wichita, Kansas, meet and begin a life, family and now a business together? After many years of working in the coffee and food industry, we believe we have found the perfect place in Alameda to share our passion for coffee and food with the community.

We love good food. We love good coffee. We love experiencing them in welcoming, comfortable spaces. We hope you’ll love what we’ve created to bring you these three things together.
Our Name

Our Name

In 1990, as the Voyager I sailed away from Earth, it snapped a photograph of our planet from more than 4 billion miles away. That photograph revealed our planet as a speck in our solar system and was referred to as the pale blue dot. In a commencement speech astronomer Carl Sagan gave for the public release of this photograph, he said: “If you look at it you see a dot…That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives…it is our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
Mr. Espresso

Mr. Espresso

We proudly serve Oakland based Mr Espresso coffee.

Mr Espresso has grown into a Bay Area institution – as a quality roaster and an established provider of espresso equipment, service, and training to a sizable share of coffeehouses and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Mr. Espresso continues to be family-owned and operated with two generations of Di Ruoccos working together in the Oakland showroom and roasting facility to ensure that what we began over 30 years ago will endure.
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Visual Arts Department

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Visual Arts Department

The Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Visual Arts Department is very excited to share the work of student artists for the months of February and March in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Blue Dot Café. This is the fourth consecutive year that Megan and James have invited us to display work of student artist from the high school. From February 1st until March 3rd, the drawings, paintings, photographs and digital images on display highlight the selected works from student artists who are members of the SJND National Art Honors Society, Advanced Art and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes. For the second month of the exhibition from March 4th until March 31st the artwork and photos on display represent all levels of the visual arts program and even selected works from the schools staff. The students are guided by Art Instructor and NAHS sponsor Mr. Mark Ritter and...
Contact

Contact

Come on down for a visit
1910 Encinal Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Or give us a call on: 510-523-BLUE(2583)

Hours:
• Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 5pm
• Saturday: 8am - 2pm
• Sunday: 8am - 2pm