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Our space is ideal for a range of events and gatherings. If drinks crafted and curated by people that obsess about that kind of stuff is important too, we're your spot. We love our space best when it is benefitting our community and supporting celebrations, entrepreneurs and artists. It is perfect for those looking for a casual, comfortable East Bay spot. If drinks made by skilled baristas, coffee roasted down the street in Emeryville, or beer from local breweries (Fieldwork Beer and East Brothers Beer) is important to your gathering, that's our specialty. We also carry a full line of 4Track tea sourced and blended in the family. Wine from Campovida Winery is our favorite and a small selection is available on request. Our space is perfect for groups that like to mingle, drink and explore. We’ve hosted pop-ups, classes, receptions, art openings, record swaps and all kinds of celebrations. If separate, intimate, connected zones are best for your event, this is the spot. The cafe space with bar at the front leads to spaces for groups to chat and opens up to our moon mural room and outdoor patio. A roll up door opens your event to street level. Our back patio has cafe tables, picnic tables, succulent plantings, a shade sail and string lights for evening events. A peaceful oasis in the middle of Berkeley. The entire space can accommodate up to 100 people and is near the Cal campus and North Berkeley Bart station. Pricing includes 1 barista. Drinks are extra. For larger parties, additional baristas are available at an additional fee. Cleaning fee includes basic closing and garbage fees. Additional cleaning fees may apply depending on event details.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Nidhi C. booked a birthday party for 30 people
A perfect spot for our party with a very nice staff. The air flow was great and the entire space was clean and comfortable. Plenty of seats and a lovely backyard space. We added an hour late in the game and they were very accommodating. The only challenge was parking but not the venue's issue - overall loved this space and would definitely book again.
Jillian R. booked a rehearsal dinner for 31 people
Robert was so great to work with and was quick to respond throughout the process. Our barista was also wonderful and made sure we were all taken care of. The space itself was cozy and perfect for our intimate family gathering. I highly recommend this space!
Kevin K. booked a marriage proposal for 8 people
The patio space behind the cafe is amazing, with string lights set up to make the ambience warm and romantic. Robert was extremely communicative throughout the entire process and really impressed with his knowledge of coffee. I would definitely book this space again!
Larry M. booked a video interview for 2 people
This was an amazing space! Robert was super responsive, the space was exactly as expected and it worked great for our small interview shoot. I would definitely rent it again!
Julie N. booked a welcome party for 100 people
This turned put to be a smash hit for 75-80 wedding guests to greet bride and groom the night before. We brought in wonderful platters from Picante and two Highwire staff confidently bartended and helped us set up and takedown. Everyone involved in this arrangement was stellar, anticipating our needs, answering emails quickly and eager to greet our guests with a friendly smile. A hip sidewalk chalkboard let guests know this was our event.. Your Spotify system blasted our music choices. Toasts were made and the space was filled but still airy. The back patio was a perfect escape to a quieter zone or to sit and work on your burrito dinner. I can highly recommend this space. Afterwards a very large group of guests walked to a bar to finish the night's socializing. I finalized the payment with Gerren at the register. Easy peezy. Thank you so much! Great memories.
Kate S. booked an event for 55 people
Kevin and Sarah were very helpful and friendly. Our caterer said that the staff at Highwire was easy to work with. Our guests loved the party and the fact that the space allowed people to mingle. Thank you!