Hudson Bay Cafe
5401 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 USA
To borrow local Atlanta celebrity David K's phrase, "Nice People Work Here." And they make good coffee with good foam art.
About ten years ago, I had to chose between Hudson Bay and Mocha Lisa for typical coffee stops. Mocha Lisa won by a slightly fresher, more fun environment… Mocha Lisa's gone, and Hudson Bay definitely stepped up in that time. It had been at least five years since my last visit. (Father, I have sinned… Oh, wait, that's the coffee shop review I just posted, not this one.) Peppier, brighter, and more fun. I likely would come back here often if I still were in Berkeley. The folks working that night boosted my impression even more. Delightful.
Plentiful enough outlets, and a sensible purchase-each-hour-or-so policy for network usage.