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Revive & Rejoice - A Celebration of Reopening The Well

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

The Well is reopening under new ownership! Please join us for Revive & Rejoice, a celebration on Wednesday June 6th from 4:30pm-midnight. Marielle (The Well's founder) and Anwen (The Well's new owner) will be co-hosting this evening of honoring the old, welcoming the new, and gathering together as community of The Well. This is a free event with food and drinks for everyone!

This event also serves as a pre-launch for our Indiegogo campaign! We ask that you consider pledging your support by selecting a perk that you want to back. You will have a chance to do this at the door. You can check out our perks below. 

To read more about the change in ownership and future of The Well, please visit

4:30-6:30pm - Snacks, tea & hangout
6:30-7:30pm - Ritual w/ drum circle lead by Kele Nitoto Drumming(please bring a drum if you want to join!)
7:30pm-8:30 - Light bites and drinks
8:30-midnight - Bottomless kava & cacao party w/ The Genie



We will be launching an Indiegogo campaign on June 12th with some sweet deals, including a month of unlimited kava and tea, private tastings of the entire new menu, Chinese cultural immersions, and discounted workshop hosting in The Well. You can get a sneak peek at the draft of the campaign here - The funds raised through this campaign will be used to expand the bar seating for kava, expand outdoor seating (including vertical herb gardens!), add a Chinese tea tasting corner, build a stage for open mics and performances, buy a PA system, source organic Chinese teas, buy a commercial egg cooker and more! 


$10 - A hug & sticker
Thank you for your support of The Well and for rocking our sticker that reads "From Soil to Soul - The Well".

$15 - 2 large kavas ($18 value)
Come in, relax, and enjoy our freshly squeezed kava in two large coconut shells during our new late night lounge hours. Kava is a root from the Pacific Islands is known for its relaxing and socializing effects.

$30 - Tote bag & sticker
Carry your books, your farmers market shopping, or your lunch for the day in style while keeping The Well by your side. You also get to rock our sticker that reads "From Soil to Soul - The Well".

$60 - Tea unlimited month ($70 value)
Enjoy one month of all you can drink tea! Come in any time with your membership card and choose from our special selection of organic Chinese teas and herbal tea blends. Good for dine-in only.

$80 - Kava unlimited month ($90 value)
Enjoy one month of all you can drink kava! Come in any time with your membership card and relax with a coconut shell full of pure kava. Kava is a root from the Pacific Islands that is known for its relaxing and socializing effects. Good for dine-in only.

$100 - Tea blends & cacao at home! ($110 value)
Enjoy our line of The Well Herbal Teas. You will be mailed 5 of our herbal tea jars as well as one golden milk jar and one sipping chocolate jar. 

$100 - 8 karma meal & karma drinks cards ($120 value)
We will be offering one “karma bowl” and “karma drink” per day. These will be “pay what you can” meals in order to keep healthy food accessible to the entire community. The karma bowls will be rotating rice bowls with fresh greens, vegetarian proteins, fermented goods, and culinary herbs. The karma drinks will be rotating herbal teas and elixirs served hot or cold.

$150 - Host three workshops ($180 value)
Host 3 workshops in our workshop space in the back lounge space of the cafe. There is space for a maximum of 15 people. Each workshop can be 2 hours long and will take place during 2018. You can ticket these workshops and you keep all profits. These workshops will take place during The Well business hours and there will be a curtain divider for increased privacy.

$200 - Chinese cultural immersion
Enjoy an immersion into Chinese culture! This package includes 5 tea jars from our line of organic Chinese teas, 1 tea cup to enjoy your tea in, 2 original handpainted Chinese calligraphy cards from the Cai family, and one Original Chinese Recipe E-book from Xiaoqing Cai. 

$250 - In house star package ($280 value)
A big thanks to our in-house stars! This package is for folks who love our space, live locally, and want to be regular community members. The in-house star package : the well tote bag, 1 month unlimited tea, 1 month unlimited kava, 6 karma meal cards, 6 karma drink cards. 

$250 - Distant star package ($280 value)
You are a distant star! This is a package for those who may not be local but still want to support The Well. Included is 3 jars of The Well Golden Milk Powder, 3 jars of The Well Sipping Chocolate Blend (multiple flavors), 5 jars of The Well Herbal Tea Blends, 3 Chinese Teas

$500 - Private Entire Menu Tasting (16 max)
Bring a friend and join a private party tasting of everything on the menu. Plus receive the entire in-house star package! Private tastings are scheduled for July 15th and July 22nd from 12-3pm, you choose which tasting you attend. Tastings are limited to small groups. Each person (your guest included) goes home with a personalized blended herbal tea jar. 

$1000 - Hold a private party w/ catered drinks & food & art
Host a catered party in The Well Cafe on select Saturday nights. The space rental is from 7pm-11pm and can hold a maximum of 40 people. It includes two drinks per person, unlimited desserts and small bites for you and your guests, and two staff members working the event. You can also hang your own artwork for display if desired. There is also a small stage with a professional sound system that you are able to use.