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Would you like little to take home some of our homemade items?
We sell our own homemade jam, granola, hot sauce, and chicken stock.

Come check ‘em out!

Lunch Specials for the week of January 9-13, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of January 9-13, 2017

*some changes may occur due to availability

As always, our Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked throughout the day!

Monday
Potato-roasted pepper soup
Arugula salad with mandarins, fennel, feta, almonds, and olive vinaigrette
Spaghetti carbonara

Tuesday
Curried carrot soup
Baby spinach salad with pancetta, hard-cooked egg, pickled onions, and red peppers
House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad

Wednesday
Winter squash, tomato, and spinach soup
Arugula and chicken salad with couscous, dried cherries, roasted carrots, and almonds
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Cream of celery
Arugula and chicken salad with beets, farrow, and salsa verde
Risotto with baby turnips, pancetta, and lemon zest

Friday
Chicken and rice soup
Endive and arugula salad with apples, blue cheese, and walnuts
Braised tuscan kale and a poached egg over garlic-rubbed toasted levain

Lunch Specials for the week of January 2-6, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of January 2-6, 2017

*some changes may occur due to availability

As always, our Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked throughout the day!

Monday
Fennel and onion soup
Arugula, lentil, and tuna salad with beets, carrots, and herbs
Pasta al forno: baked penne with greens, chickpeas, and feta

Tuesday
Farmhouse lentil soup
Arugula and farro salad with marinated beets, feta, and almonds
House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad

Wednesday
Winter greens and beans soup
Baby spinach salad with couscous, dried cherries, fennel, and preserved lemon
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Minestrone soup
Arugula and chicken salad with pomegranate seeds, apples, Parmesan, and pecans
Risotto with baby turnips and greens

Friday
Roasted tomato soup
Arugula salad with roasted cauliflower and carrots, rice, black olives, and orange zest
Slow-cooked chicken with chickpeas, spinach, harissa, and preserved lemon

Local artists showing at Caffe 817

We keep our walls vibrantly decorated with the works of local artists who have roots here in the Bay Area. For information about how to be a participating artist, please contact us. Our art shows rotate every two months and we are always on the lookout for new and inspiring art to adorn our walls.

To purchase a piece currently being shown at Caffe 817, please contact us.
(510)271-7965
caffe817@gmail.com


Now Showing:

David Platford

November- December 2016

Artist: David Platford

The innovative fusion of nature and technology is my expression of the world today. At the Academy of Art University I studied the traditional and contemporary oil painting techniques and principles of Realism, Pop-Art, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, Graphic Design, Street Art, and Eastern Aesthetics. Ultimately I went my own direction, developing a unique poetic visual language with paint. My inspiration comes from traveling to sacred places around the world, plein-air painting and observing the interaction of contrasting elements.


In the upcoming months:

Melanie Gravois

January-February 2017

Loss - Tiago Russo
Mother with Child 2008 15x 30x 2.5

Melanie Gravois, owner of The Artists Loft, is an artist of more than 20 years and currently lives in Oakland, California. Her focus is primarily in oil, but she also works in different mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and collage. She was privately trained in drawing and oil painting, and has been exploring different ways to capture the essence of life’s experience through her art. Over the years, her style has evolved from realism to abstract expressionism.

Ms. Gravois’ inspiration comes from living and traveling domestically and abroad. Her international and multi-cultural experience is translated into her own visual language. Her art reflects on the human condition and expression, the quiet contemplation of nature, or the global political socio-economic situations. Her paintings are a unique expression of her life and provide a window into what she was seeing or feeling at a particular moment in time. Each painting has its own story to tell, but is open for the viewer’s interpretation.

This exhibit, featuring work by Melanie Gravois, showcases some of her earlier work created during her residency in New Mexico and recent work created during her residency in California. Her earlier work integrates her affinity for the New Mexican cultural heritage, which has been shaped by its people, their religion and art, as well as its raw, beautiful geologic landscape.  Her more recent work reflects the human and social conditions of the disadvantaged experienced during her international travels.

This selection of work illustrates her unique and broad visual language, which combines her affection for the Southwest culture, symbolism, abstract expressionism, and influences from her personal life.

Ms. Gravois’ art is held in private collections throughout the United States.