Spasso Coffee Shop in Oakland is a nice little coffee shop. The atmosphere is better than some coffee shops I've been to. Mostly there are a lot of people clicking away on the computers and listening to their i-pods, but it's friendly and light. The day I was there, they had the front and back doors open on a cold day. This was not great b/c my coffee got cold in an instant. So, that wasn't my favorite experience. I'm also a lover of good mochas, and theirs was OK. Not the best.
One of the BEST things about Spasso, is that they're the only coffee shop that I've been to in the area that actually gives you real coffee mugs as opposed to pint glasses...very east coast feeling.