• Zellerbach Hall at Sunset


Café Zellerbach

Join us upstairs in Zellerbach Hall prior to the performance and during intermission for a snack with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The Café is open for all Cal Performances shows in Zellerbach Hall for walk-up service and the limited menu.

Café Snacks and Beverages Menu [PDF]

Please note that the Café does not validate parking for any parking garage.

Other Dining Options

Arranged by distance from our venues, then alphabetically.

Within a five minute walk:

Café Milano
2522 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Enjoy a cup of coffee, light snack or selection of non-alcoholic beverages before an afternoon or evening performance at this eclectic coffee shop.

The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley (on campus)
Berkeley, CA 94720 

Clark Kerr Dining Room
The Kerr Dining Room is our main dining room and an ideal setting for breakfast (not currently available), lunch and dinner.  With a wide selection of excellent menu options and wines, the Kerr Dining Room is a favorite of members and the wider community.

Faculty Club Bar
With the same lunch menu as the Kerr Dining Room and arched windows looking out onto redwoods, oaks, and maples, the Bar offers the same quality and a nice change of scenery.  Late afternoons and evenings, the bar is also the place to find spirited groups enjoying cocktails, delicious appetizers and weekly specials from the kitchen and local brews on-tap.

Great Hall Lunch
With a wide range of options from the grill, sandwich station, hot buffet and ever-changing and abundant salad line, many in the campus community regularly meet here, to enjoy great food and great company while dining in the Great Hall or out on the Kerr Deck, under the Japanese maples.

2200 Oxford Street at Allston
Berkeley, CA 94704
Gather is located on the first floor of the David Brower Center across the street from the west side of UCB
An unmitigated hit with locals since it opened in December 2009, Gather Restaurant features contemporary California cuisine that is equally appealing to both omnivores and vegetarians. The kitchen and bar maintain a deep commitment to local and sustainable sourcing.

2700 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California 94704

Freehouse is an accessible gastro pub, featuring local craft beers and classic cocktails in a fun, sharing and festive atmosphere steeped in Berkeley history and flavor.

Great China
2190 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
A favorite in the Berkeley community, Great China serves Northern Chinese fare using the best of Northern California’s bountiful land, and offers an award winning wine list, local beers, as well as premium spirits.

Henry’s Bar and Restaurant
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Located off Durant near a prime parking location for Zellerbach Hall performances, Henry’s Restaurant and Bar is a wonderful location to enjoy a crisp fresh “Pac-12 Salad”, a Caprese Melt or a drink before an evening out!

Julia’s Restaurant at the Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave, second floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

A contemporary, farm-to-table French restaurant influenced by California cuisine served in an elegant dining room on the second floor of the historic Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club.

2442 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mezzo is a casual eatery offering salads, sandwiches, and soups all made right in front of you, exactly how you’d like it.

The Musical Offering 
Classical Record Shop & Café–Bistro (10am–4pm) 
2430 Bancroft Way (Directly across the street from Zellerbach Hall)
A rare sensory experience. This unique combination café and classical music store offers fine-dining on select Cal Performances and Zellerbach Hall event nights, and is directly across the street. Reservations are strongly recommended. Validated parking is available for Sather Gate Garage on Channing near Telegraph Ave.

Within a 10 minute walk:

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
2261 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Angeline’s brings the flavor and atmosphere of a New Orleans neighborhood restaurant ​to downtown Berkeley, with great music, libations, and the classic dishes invented in the Big Easy’s greatest kitchens.

Berkeley Thai House
2511 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley Thai House offers meals of excellent quality and invites you to try their delicious Thai food.

2134 Allston Way,
Berkeley, California
Tasty, simple, and healthy Mexican food by the chefs of Sabor Mexicano.

Within a 15 minute walk:

2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Comal is a gathering place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.  Executive Chef Matt Gandin creates earthy, modern interpretations of dishes from throughout Mexico, with emphasis on Oaxaca and neighboring coastal regions. Offering an “all-Mexican” list of craft cocktails, house-made sangritas paired with curated collection of agave spirits, and a diverse selection of local beer and wine on tap.

2068 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Eureka! features an elevated collection of all-American fare paired with local craft beers, small-batch whiskeys, and cocktails making it the perfect place for for the local community to dine, drink and socialize.

Fish & Bird
2451 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Fish & Bird is a unique Izakaya style restaurant and bar, specializing in modern Japanese cuisine. Chef Asuka Uchida is classically trained in Japanese and French cooking technique. Her modern, sophisticated interpretation of traditional dishes are a reflection of the current trends in Japan.

2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
The East Bay’s most popular brew house, serving appetizers, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and handcrafted beer.

La Note
2377 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(currently only serving breakfast and lunch)
La Note is an authentic Provençal restaurant in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere.

Revival Bar + Kitchen
2102 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Located in prime locale in downtown Berkeley, Revival Bar and Kitchen features Californian cuisine with a local/seasonal bent paired up with craft cocktails in an airy atmosphere. The food is sustainably, responsibly sourced, with an emphasis on organic and ingredients.

A little further away:

2100 Ward St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Since Kirala main dining was established in 1989, Kirala has been serving traditional sushi and interesting Robata grill specialities that you will not find anywhere else. It’s been consistently voted one of the Best Japanese Restaurant where loyal patrons and locals dine frequently. It’s an upscale family restaurant.

Via del Corso
1788 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
In the heart of North Berkeley, this Italian restaurant brings you a place to relax, restore, dine and have drinks with family and friends. Leave the outside world outside for a moment.

There are also many other casual eateries in the mile radius of our venues. For an additional list of selected restaurants by the Downtown Berkeley Association, visit Downtown Berkeley: Dining. Please note, the authors are responsible for the information provided and opinions expressed.

Telegraph-Channing Garage Restaurant Validations

Many restaurants around Telegraph Avenue offer half-price validated parking, with minimum $5 purchase, at the Telegraph-Channing Garage (entrances on Durant Avenue and Channing Way; between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street). To find restaurants that participate: after parking your car, go to the first floor of the garage near the teller window where they have a full, current list available for perusal.