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Dear Patrons of The Musical Offering ~

We are currently closed, but are gearing up for reopening in late August 2021.

We are so grateful for the support you have shown us over the years, and we wish you the best as we all reinvent ourselves for the new era ahead


Warmest regards,

The Musical Offering




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We Need Your Help to Continue!

Ways To Help

  • Order our Dinners To-Go when they again become available

  • Forward & share with your friends and networks!



Please post & share

with friends and colleagues so that

we can open again to serve our community!

The Musical Offering has been a Berkeley institution for decades. Since 1977, our music shop has offered a curated selection of classical records and CDs, with an expert staff on hand to assist customers to find just the right thing. Meanwhile, the café would serve delicious food and drink every day, from morning pastries and coffee to elegant dinners at night.
During the earlier portion of the pandemic, we first remained open for take-out lunches, then for a time we offered prix-fixe take-out dinners.


We are not currently open to the public, but are now doing Spring cleaning and making a new business plan.  We miss you and look forward to our reopening.  We won’t be exactly the same as before, but we hope to preserve the spirit of that which has made us a beloved Berkeley destination for all of these years.

In the Cafe

Cafe morning and lunch hours are suspended until we reopen.

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, sandwiches and daily specials.

Live Music and Special Events

Lunch & The Town Quartet!

Our resident string quartet, The Town Quartet, joins us most Sundays. Enjoy their music while you have lunch or enjoy a glass of wine.

LIVE JAZZ most Thursdays!

**PLEASE NOTE: LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED until we can resume normal schedule**


Catering and Rentals

**PLEASE NOTE: Catering and Rentals are temporarily unavailable**

Need space, food, and music for an event?

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