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Welcome To The Musical Offering Café

As you may have read in Berkeleyside,

We are on the verge of closing

without your help.

Please take a moment to show your support for this

historic piece of Berkeley culture  ~  it is vital to our survival.



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Ways To Help

  • Order our 4-Course Dinners To-Go!

  • Forward & share with your friends and networks!



Our cafe is temporarily closed for lunch hours.

Take home our 4-Course Dinners instead!

See above to order!



  Please post & share

with friends and colleagues so that

we can remain open to serve our community!




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.

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

Lunch & The Town Quartet!**

Our resident string quartet, The Town Quartet, joins us most Sundays from 1pm to 3pm;

enjoy their music while you have lunch or enjoy a glass of wine.

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

(LIVE JAZZ most Thursdays!

Join us 4:00-6:00 at our weekly Jazz Thursdays at 2430.

In addition to live jazz, we offer wine and beer & our cafe menu. Check out our Bookstore next door!)

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

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.

Jazz Nights!  4-6pm most Thursdays

String Quartet @1:00pm-3pm most Sundays

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the record shop is

temporarily closed.