We’re selling our own homemade jam, granola, and chicken stock.
Come check ‘em out and take some home.
Eggplant-tomato soup 8.00
Summer melon and prosciutto salad with olives almonds, and arugula 11.00
Spaghetti carbonara with cherry tomatoes and pancetta 12.25
Homemade chocolate chip cookies 2.50
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.
In the upcoming months:
Oil on Canvas
A dance major graduate of Butler University, Richard Cammack began his artistic career in the field of classical ballet.
As a dancer, Richard performed internationally with the world-renowned companies American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet before taking on the role of director of the San Francisco Ballet School. In 1978, Richard moved to the East Bay and became the owner and director of the Contra Costa Ballet Centre in Walnut Creek where he continues to work with a faculty of international stature in serving over 450 students.
Richard has always had a passion for the visual and performing arts and finds dancing and painting a source of great joy and inspiration. The focus of his work is primarily on color and abstract expressionism, and it is often said that there is a strong sense of movement and rhythm in his work which he believes can be attributed to his experience as both a dancer and percussionist.
Richard Cammack’s paintings are featured at several art galleries, shows and private residences in the bay area.
John Paul Marcelo
Oil on Canvas
The visual impact of modern civilization onto the landscape has grown exponentially since the development of the railroads and factories of 1880s France. As John Paul Marcelo painted around in the urban decay of Chicago streets, he could only imagine the opposite realm of natural grandeur in far away lands. When he was a recent college graduate studying graphic design and advertising, it was a sudden choice to reject modern technological mediums, paint exclusively en plein air, and migrate to the majestic California coastline. Residing in the Bay Area for twelve years, he has also blended social and environmental awareness into his work. Although very content with painting existing idyllic scenes like Marin, Big Sur and Kauai, other past expeditions have brought him to places like post Katrina New Orleans, the Cabrini Green housing projects, and all across India. He is independently represented and can often be found painting on the scenic streets of San Francisco and the East Bay.