Oakland can sometimes feel like a bustling city, but The Piedmont Tobacconist — on the corner of Glen and Piedmont — is a quaint escape from that urban pace. As you walk in, you’re surrounded by tobacciana in what looks like your favorite uncle’s man cave. The walk-in humidor is small, but packed with many familiar names, includ-ing Punch, Fuente, and Tatuaje. There is a small seating area (it fits about three) right outside the humidor. The shop also features an extensive collection of cigar accessories, pipes, and pipe tobacco. If you have an appetite, you’re in luck. Piedmont Avenue is littered with cafés and other eateries within walking distance of the store.
The Piedmont Tobacconist
17 Glen Ave.