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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 March 20, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of March 13-17, 2017
*some changes may occur due to availability

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

Monday
Beef and farro soup
Baby spinach salad with roasted polenta, fennel, spiced raisins, and roasted peppers
Spaghetti carbonara

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

Wednesday
Lentil soup
Arugula and endive salad with mandarins, pickled onions, and toasted almond-breadcrumbs
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Fennel-carrot soup
Arugula and chicken salad with navel and blood oranges, paprika, fennel, and almonds
Risotto with butternut squash and sage

Friday
Butternut squash and spinach soup
Arugula and chicken salad with roasted carrots, green olives, and cilantro
Pork and chickpea stew

Lunch Specials for the week of March 13-17, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of March 13-17, 2017
*some changes may occur due to availability

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

Monday
Chicken and rice soup
Arugula and farro salad with pears, Parmesan, balsamic, and walnuts
Caffe 817 sandwich: beer-braised beef with salsa verde on a deli roll with roasted potatoes

Tuesday
Roasted tomato soup
Arugula and endive salad with blue cheese, walnuts, and toasted breadcrumbs
House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad

Wednesday
Potato-leek soup
Endive and arugula salad with chicken, couscous, and mandarins
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Beef and farro soup
Arugula and chicken salad with roasted peppers, kalamata olives, and croutons
Risotto with scarlet turnips and pancetta

Friday
Red lentil soup
Arugula and endive salad with blood oranges, beets, feta, fennel, and preserved lemon vinaigrette
Slow-cooked chicken with chickpeas, fennel, tomato, saffron, and spinach

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:

Melanie Gravois

January-February 2017
Reception 1.28.17
1-3pm

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.


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