Shopping >Piedmont Tobacconist
I think this is the only place in Oakland that sells pipe tobacco. I entered the store to see before me on the floor a HUGE golden lab, her eyes so friendly, her demeanor welcoming. The gentleman owner greeted me warmly and helped me with my tobacco selections. A few customers were in the tiny store, some making selections, a couple sitting in chairs smoking cigars. I had a nice conversation with the owner, and one of the customers sitting and smoking started a convo with me. I sat down, fired up my pipe, and smoked a whole bowl having a wonderful time with the people and the TWO HUGE friendly loving labs.
I am a traveling RN, traveling all over California and the US. Because of the excellent service and WONderful atmosphere, my new tobacco supplier is Piedmont Tobacconist now, and the gentleman will ship to me no matter where I go. Five stars!!!!
(The aroma of the place was wonderful also!)
A Cigar Store, Not a Spa. The gentlemen here have always provided me with excellent service even though every time I walk in it is very apparent that I am a tyro with regard to fine tobacco. Contrary to a previous reviewer, I find the store's aromas to be intoxicatingly inviting. You're not going to catch a whiff of cucumber face mask as you open the door to be sure. It's a cigar store. It's a wonderful, old time, throw back to an earlier era, cigar store.
Piedmont Tobacconist is first rate cigar wonderland!.
My friend chuck and I formed a smoking club a couple years back and we have traveled great distances to find cigars listed in the "The Cigar Companion". What started as research and love of cigars has turned into a way of life, that still confounds some of our friends and family.
Anyway I did some researching to find the perfect shop for chuckies b'day last June. I chose Piedmont Tobacconist and it far exceeded my expectations. After a tour at Hanger One, we went to the Piedmont Tobacconist. We couldn't have planned it any better. We both loved the shop atmosphere and the friendly comaraderie and banter. It is as a great smoke shop should be. Also I must say that the selection was fantastic and the quality first rate. Bought four superior quality cigars, hard to find here in Sac.
As a matter of fact I asked friends, who are down in Oakland this weekend, to stop by and pick me up a
Por Larranaga and and a La Gloria...anyway they called and said the shop was closed...my bad luck.
Thanks for creating a place where cigar lovers feel at home!
Keep the shop running just like it is - i'll be paying a visit soon.
Piedmont Tobbacconists. The people that run this place like to use it as tobacco sitting room with no ventilation. I chose to move from cigarettes to pipe tobacco so that I don't inhale for health reasons. I usually only smoke in the evening and find it very relaxing. When I have gone to purchase pipe tobacco at Piedmont Tobacconists I have had to wait outside after saying what blend I wanted and how much because the air was so thick with cigar/and or pipe smoke. The attitude of the woman who is usually there is extremely surly and purist with her statements like"I smoke everything". Good for you! I don't and don't want to be subjected to your smoke or derision. She treats customers like either close friends or someone who is bothering her. I am looking for another tobacconist in the Oakland area. If anyone knows of one it would great to hear from you!
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