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The Well’s Indiegogo Launch Party! Free Workshops, Food, Drinks & Music!

  • The Well 5443 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

The Well has launched its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign!!! Join us on Wednesday June 27th from 5pm-midnight to celebrate community with free food, drinks, workshops, tea ceremonies, and music. Until then, please check out our Indiegogo page and say YES to The Well by choosing one of our amazing perks that are exclusively discounted for this campaign!

5-6 Tea, snacks, & hangout
6-7 Workshops & tastings by Alchemy CollectivePhat Beets ProduceMarielle Amrhein and Golden State Pickle Works
7-8 Tea-J’s holding Chinese tea ceremonies around the space
8-12 Performances by Alexa Levy and Kyle Lemle and light bites with bottomless kava


- A hug and a sticker - $10
- Two large kavas - $15
- Tote bag & sticker - $30
- Tea unlimited month - $60
- Kava unlimited month - $80
- Tea blends & cacao at home - $100
- 8 karma meal & karma drink cards - $100
- Host three workshops - $150
- Chinese cultural immersion - $200
- In-house star package - $250
- Distant star package - $250
- In-house and distant star package - $500
- Herbal cocktail party - $750
- Hold a private party w/ catered drinks & food & art - $1000

About The Well

The Well, a North Oakland community cafe, is reopening under new ownership on August 1st! The Well is a place for people to come together for herbal drinks, food, kava, and tea in North Oakland. We believe deeply that food is medicine and are working to re-ignite the collective wisdom of our ancestors and to put this traditional knowledge back in the hands of the people. We do this by serving unique and delicious drinks and food, working with small local farmers and herbalists, and offering select menu items on a ‘pay-what-you-can’ basis. We also have a space for educational workshops and community events and are building a stage for performances and open mics. 

The Well is under new ownership and we are spending the next two months making some changes and renovations that we’re stoked about, and hope you will be too. In order to make these changes, we are launching an Indiegogo campaign. We hope you’ll join us in co-creating this community space. 

What Are You Funding?

I am very fortunate to be opening a space that is already beautifully built out and operational. The purchase of the business itself has come from my personal savings. I am asking you, The Well community, to help fund the following changes:

- Expanded kava bar
- Chinese tea tasting & ceremony corner
- Cold case for grab-and-go items
- Stage for community events like open mic
- Expanded outdoor seating with vertical gardens
- More lounge seating
- PA system for open mic and performances
- Kava and teaware
- Initial stock of retail section for local herbalists & creators
- Commercial egg cooker
- Kombucha on tap
- Marketing & communications
- Rainy day cushion
- Ability to hang curated community art
- New retail shelving
- Dishwasher
- Projectors to showcase local filmmakers