Today's Specials

White Corn Soup   
cup $4 bowl $6

Arugula Salad   $9
queso fresco, cherry tomato, mints, pickled onion & house vinaigrette add grilled chicken $4

Q-Wings   $8
spicy rocky jr. free-range wings, celery, house ranch

Fresh Roasted Turkey BLT   $10
house-brined roasted turkey, applewood bacon, butter lettuce, roma tomato, red onion, tomato jam & house aioli on semi-freddi dutch crunch roll; choice of side

Penne Pasta   $12
baby spinach, caramelized onions, mushroom cream sauce & parmesan add sausage or chicken $2

House Desserts   
Tiramisu 7 0r Caramel Bacon Bread Pudding 6

Valentine’s 2014 Prix Fixe Dinner

45$ prix-fixe menu
3 courses & glass of wine

Manila Clam Chowder
Dungeness Crab Salad
avocado, romaine hearts & herb dressing

Seared Tuna
roasted fennel, tomatoes & Israeli couscous
Center Cut Pork Loin
pear chutney, chard & mashed yukons

Chocolate Fondant
mint crème anglaise
Mandarin Panna Cotta

for reservation please call (510) 521-8848 or
email us:

Second Friday at Cafe Q 12/13/13

Friday the 13th Cafe Q will be featuring the art of Michael Clarke, Alex Tuggle and our very own Chris Timms. We will also have an acoustic performance by John Meyer!

We’ll be serving mimosas, micheladas, fine beer and wine all night long. Don’t forget to bring an appetite because our dinner menu will also be available. We’ll be starting everything around 6:30pm, don’t miss it!

Here’s a preview our artists and musicians: – Michael Clarke John Meyer

And in his own words a little bit about one of the masters of the art of barista: Chris Timms

“My name is Christopher Case Timms, I am a fine artist/illustrator and a graduate of California College of the Arts. (2006) Whilst studying at CCA my concentration was Illustration and Graphic Design with and emphasis on figurative art. I studied under renowned illustrators such as; Owen Smith, Robert Hunt and Barron Storrey and the late Dugald Stermer.

My work focuses on pushing the visual aspects pop of culture dialogue into different directions. My mind likes to stop at the intersections of figurative and abstract art, commercial illustration, comic books, street art/graffiti art, film, and especially cartoons.

Since I was a child, media in all its visual forms drew me in more than anything else and helped me to make sense things occurring in the external world . My work is inspired by a mind that is highly visual, and image generation is at times hallucinogenic, surreal and at other times hyperrealist. The goal being that much like Pop Art there is no true focus, just forward momentum.

These paintings explore my fascinations with the crafting of an image or icon that sits in the subconscious mind and how it resonates by means of mass production. Religion, Art History, and the spiritual power of the natural world also play into my work as well.” – C.C Timms

Come support your business, artists and musicians. We look foreword to seeing you!

Brunch 6 days a week

Cafe Q is very excited and proud to announce that we’ve been selected 1 of the top 3 brunch attractions in the entire East Bay by the Contra Costa Times. As our brunch menu continues to grow in popularity, beginning on Tuesday November 12, we will be offering the same award-winning brunch EVERYDAY.

We hope you will join us on Tuesdays-Sundays, from 8am – 3pm as we open a new chapter of great service with our familiar season-driven, organic, quality Cafe Q food. Dinner service continues as usual, from 5:30-9:30pm Tuesday to Saturday (We will be closed on Mondays)


On LABOR DAY, we will be open for Brunch Only:

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend

Urban Paradise Open House @ Rock Wall

RW_Urban ParadiseCome Join Us This Saturday @ Rock Wall Wine Co.:

Urban Paradise Open House!
Saturday August 24th, 2013

12:00-1:00 pm: Trade, Media, VIP and Club Members
1:00-4:00pm: General Admission

Spend a beautiful afternoon in our Urban Paradise!  Sip amazing wines, nosh on delectable bites and groove to the tropical sounds of Steel Jam while you take in amazing views of the San Francisco skyline! The Rock Wall wine portfolio (30+ wines) will be paired with delectable bites from some great Bay Area eateries.  We will also be releasing 8 new wines at this event. Revisit some old favs, try something different and discover a new must have!

General Admission: $40 online

Club Member Admission: $30 online and in the Tasting Room

Take a tour of the cellar, try a barrel sample and meet the winemaker! Snack on samples from local vendors, get silly in the complimentary Rock Wall photo booth, adorn yourself with a henna tattoo, identify aromas and expand your palate at the sensory bar, savor a chocolate tasting, and take home a beautiful souvenir wine glass! This event is 21+, age will be verified at admission. Parking is free and plentiful!

Your RSVP includes:
Taste wines from the Rock Wall portfolio (30+ wines) paired with delicious bites from local Bay Area restaurants.

Cellar Tours
Meet the Winemaker
Live music
Experience a sensory bar/barrel tasting
Complimentary Photo Booth
Henna Tattoo
Chocolate Tasting
Samples from local vendors
Free souvenir wine glass

Featured Restaurants:

Asena, Bombzie’s BBQ , C’era Una Volta, Cafe Q, Chef Tyler Stone, Dragon Rouge, High Street Station, Otaez, Royal Egyptian Cuisine , Scolari’s Good Eats, Sidestreet Pho & Tribune Tavern

Featured Vendors:
Coco Tutti, Charlie Frank’s Pies, Wooden Spoons, Milles Boutique Biscotti, Living Apothecary, Terri Sue’s Toffee, Kevin and Gail’s Chilli Palace, Hella Lumpia,
Dan’s Produce, 2 English Ladies, Nothing Bundt Cake and Company Jam

Steel Jam

Memorial Day Hours, from 8 am to 3 pm

Come join us for Brunch Service on Monday 5/27/13

Salute to Education, Friday Night April 19

poster_aef_sed_2013-4-page-001EVENT: Alameda Education Foundation’s Salute to Education
WHERE: Rock Wall Wine Company at Alameda Point
WHEN: from 6 – 9 pm on April 19th
We hope you will join us along with Alameda Education Foundation this Friday to celebrate and highlight Alameda’s pride & joy.

“AEF’s Salute to Education showcases innovative educational programs in Alameda public schools in an evening filled with wonderful music, fabulous food, friends, and a spectacular view of the Bay!  Salute to Education recognizes the many teachers, staff, and volunteers from across the District who help make Alameda schools special, as well as local businesses that support our schools in so many ways.

The innovative program and volunteers being honored will be highlighted on posters throughout the venue and in the event program.  Guests can learn about the great work happening in our schools while also socializing and enjoying fabulous food catered by Alameda’s own Cafe Q, wine from local vintners along with other beverages, and great music provided by the Alameda and Encinal High School jazz bands.  There will also be a raffle featuring the newest iPad mini and other prizes.

Advance tickets are just $30 and can be purchased online or in person. To purchase a ticket online, please visit: To purchase a ticket in person, please visit Café Q at 2302 Encinal Avenue. (Café Q accepts only cash or checks payable to AEF).  Tickets at the door are $40.  All tickets include one drink ticket and a commemorative glass, with additional drink tickets for sale inside the event. Proceeds from the event will help support AEF’s Adopt A Classroom, Middle School Sports, and Enrichment scholarship programs.”

We will be @ The New Taste Marketplace this weekend

More info on New Taste this weekend:
New Taste.jpgHope to see y’all there!  And … do “Come Hungry”!

Erik Radkiewicz will be here tonight

Erik-Flyer-Q-CafeClassical Acoustic Guitarist, Erik Radkiewicz will be playing here tonight!

Come join us!

Partnership with Altarena Play House

75logoPresent your Altarena Play House Season Ticket on the night of the show and get 10% off your dinner bill.

"Cafe' Q proudly serves "cage free" certified organic Petaluma or Alameda Farm Eggs, Piedmontese Natural Beef, and Rocky Jr. Chicken. We partner with Dan's Fresh Produce to maintain a balance of organically grown produce while supporting local farmers. All of our baked goods come from local baker: Semifreddi's."