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Welcome To The Musical Offering Café

The Musical Offering has been a Berkeley institution for decades. In the back is our Music Shop, which offers an excellent, curated selection of classical music records and CDs and an expert staff. In the front, our Cafe, which serves delicious food and drinks every day.

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In the Cafe

In the morning, folks swing by to enjoy a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee and a light breakfast, maybe grabbing a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry on their way out. Around noon, the cafe is transformed into a busy lunch spot popular with students and UC Berkeley faculty alike.  We offer beer and wine all afternoon and sometimes in the evenings too! Our Daytime Menu is a delicious 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 to 3:00pm; enjoy their music while you eat lunch or enjoy a glass of wine.

                                          LIVE JAZZ most Thursdays! Join us 4:00-6:00 at our weekly Thursdays at @ 2430. In addition to live jazz, we offer wine and beer specials plus snacks in the Cafe; our Bookstore has a Thursday special too!

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

Pre-Theater Fine Dining

The Musical Offering Cafe is 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 and occasionally when there is one at First Congregational Church.  Please check the calendar for dates, times and our Pre-Theater Dinner Menu by the truly phenomenal Chef Erick Balbuena.

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 available for rentals, receptions, and private dinners. Email us for more information.

 

Cafe Holiday Hours

(11.19.2018–11.25.2018)

Monday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Saturday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am–4:00 pm

 

Town Quartet 1/1:30pm-3pm Sunday

Check Events and Dinners for special events, and keep an eye on our weekly schedules for updates.

 

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