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Welcome To The Musical Offering Café – Bistro

The Musical Offering has been a Berkeley institution for over 30 years. In the back is our record store, with an excellent, curated selection of classical music records and CDs and an expert staff. In the front, our Cafe.

IN THE CAFE

In the morning, folks swing by to enjoy a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee and light breakfast, maybe grabbing a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry on their way out. Around noon, though, the cafe is transformed into a busy lunch spot popular with students and UC Berkeley faculty alike. Our Daytime Menu is a perfect collection of house-made soups, salads and sandwiches, daily specials, and beverages.

LIVE MUSIC AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Our resident string quartet, The Town Quartet, joins us most Sundays from 1-3:00pm, to accompany your lunch or afternoon tea with live music. To confirm the quartet will be playing, please call at 849-0211.

                                          LIVE JAZZ most Thursdays! Join us from 4:30-6:30 Cafe is open for snacks

Be sure to check our calendar and events page for information regarding special live music performances and other exciting announcements!

PRE-THEATER FINE DINING

We are located just steps away from two of Berkeley’s major performing venues: Zellerbach Auditorium on the UC Campus, and First Congregational Church. We offer pre-performance fine dining on most evenings when there is an event at Zellerbach Auditorium or First Congregational Church.  Please check the calendar for dates, times and our Pre-Theater Dinner Menu by the truly phenomenal Chef Erick Balvazq.

Call (510) 849-0211 or click here to request a reservation.

CATERING AND RENTALS

Need space, food, and music for an event? The Cafe is also available for Rentals, Receptions, and Private Dinners. Please email us at musicalofferingcafebistro@gmail.com to make arrangements.

CAFE FALL HOURS

Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

Thursday 8:00 – 6:30pm  Live Jazz 4:30-6:30 most Thursdays*

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

                                                                  Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

                                                                       Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

         **Check back for extended evening hours Tuesday to Saturday

Close at 8:00 p.m. on most Zellerbach event nights

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