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

Alameda got on EB Food Map!!!
Alameda’s Cafe Q Makes a ‘Top Ten’ List:
Presidents Day

Monday presidents day we will be serving the Brunch menu from 8am til 3pm. Enjoy your day off with some Quality food.

Valentine’s 2013 Prix Fixe Dinner


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

roasted fennel & tomato broth, clams, mussels & halibut
Delicata Squash & Kale
hazelnut sage vinaigrette & farmer’s cheese

California Halibut
celery root & Brussels sprouts
Center Cut Pork Loin
butternut squash gratin & rapini

Chocolate Fondant
mint crème anglaise
Vanilla Panna Cotta

Year 1!

A year ago, on this date 1/18/12, we opened our door. Much had changed since then. We quickly evolved from a deli cafe with ready-made model into a quick-service restaurant; largely by customer demand. Our weekday lunch time dining had evolved from a high-school cafeteria into a relaxed business-rendezvous place.

We reviewed and revised our menu to reflect our new focus and introduced dinner menu along with local wine & beer selection under the direction of our new partner, Chef Jesse Branstetter, former co-founder of Oakland Chop Bar. The Q[uality] of our food is now under Jesse’s keenly, watchful eyes.

We are happy to acknowledge that with all these evolution throughout the year, we are still able to maintain our mission of bringing to Alameda a serious eatery with focus on healthy, wholesome cooking, using organic and/or locally sourced products. We still make 98% of our food from scratch, with the exception of a few condiments.

Lastly, but most importantly, we could not have gotten this far without your support. Your continued patronage and words of encouragement meant so much to us. THANK YOU!

With one year under our belt, our progress continues to evolve. In the next coming weeks, please keep an eye and spread the word, we will introduce signature prix-fixe dinner menus, along with occasional music events. Jesse’s creativity will be putting in higher gear w/ our beloved, little kitchen!!! We are looking forward to seeing you then.

With our heartfelt and warmest appreciation,
All of us @ Cafe Q

Industry Experts Share Biggest Dining Surprises of 2012

Jesse HirschThe Examiner: A lunchtime visit to unassuming little Café Q in Alameda yielded one of the best meals of the year. Go there now.

“Small Business Saturday”, Nov. 24th

“Small Business Saturday” an effort to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local “brick & mortar” businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving:

So if you register your AmEx card (see link above), use it at our cafe and spend $25 (or more) tomorrow, you’ll get $25 credit on your card.  IF that’s not enough, join us for Dinner and you will receive an additional 15% off on all Dinner selections:

Wishing you a fun day about town tomorrow and see you for Brunch or Dinner (or both!)

from All of Us Cafe Q

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We will be CLOSED on the Holiday but will RE-OPEN Friday after Thanksgiving for Brunch (8am-3pm).
Normal Schedule will resume on the following Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday (8am-10pm)
Sunday (8am-3pm)
Thank you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Cafe Q

Our 1st review, East Bay Express

Thank you, Luke Tsai of East Bay Express for your visits and a wonderful review.

From all of us at Cafe Q.

Bronze Sculpture Opening Night in Alameda

We’re proudly introducing a new friend of Cafe Q: Artist John Branstetter (Yes, Jesses’ Dad). His works will be featured at Cafe Q in the near future. In the meantime, they’re being shown at 2320 Blanding Ave, Alameda (yellow building next to Little House Cafe).

 Opening night will be tomorrow, September 13, from 5-7pm. All friends and fans of Cafe Q are cordially invited, wine & h’orderve will be served.

Hope to see y’all there!

Jesse + Minh

"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."