Our 1,200 square foot cafe and performance space features a bookstore, coffee, beer and wine on tap, and many options for staging performances. The space has eclectic library decor, such as shelves of new and used books, as well as a wide range of art from local artists. We can accommodate 30 people seated as well as 60 standing. Conveniently located near Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, we host events of up to 60 people and offer a full range of coffee, tea, beer, and wine, as well as delicious food. We host events of all kinds, from poetry readings to punk music performances, as well as cultural and private events. We've even hosted wedding receptions, photo/video shoots, and birthday/retirement parties, as well as business seminars, company happy hours, and more. Space rental includes access to our full PA system with three microphones and multiple inputs for musical instruments, an acoustic guitar, and a piano. We host bands nightly and can accommodate or seek out music to compliment your event for an additional fee. We also have a projector and screen available for use. We have worked with our guests to tailor menus to suit their budget and culinary tastes. We also offer full espresso bar and beer and wine services available for purchase. Contact us about securing our full range of food and beverage options for your event.
No outside food or drink. Beer and wine license required. Catering services available for additional cost.