cup 4 bowl 6
cup 4 bowl 6
House roasted beef, poblano aioli, arugula, ancho chili vinaigrette, & swiss. Choice of side.
Baby Spinach, caramelized onions, mushroom cream sauce & Parmesan Add sausage or roasted chicken $2
swiss chard & brussels sprouts
45$ prix-fixe menu
3 courses & glass of wine
roasted fennel & tomato broth, clams, mussels & halibut
Delicata Squash & Kale
hazelnut sage vinaigrette & farmer’s cheese
celery root & Brussels sprouts
Center Cut Pork Loin
butternut squash gratin & rapini
mint crème anglaise
Vanilla Panna Cotta
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
Jesse Hirsch, The 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” an effort to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local “brick & mortar” businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/
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: http://www.cafeqalameda.com/dinner-menu/
Wishing you a fun day about town tomorrow and see you for Brunch or Dinner (or both!)
from All of Us Cafe Q
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.
Thank you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you, Luke Tsai of East Bay Express for your visits and a wonderful review. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/quality-at-cafe-q/Content?oid=3346812
From all of us at Cafe Q.
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 will be at http://www.eastbayvintners.com/, pairing with http://www.andrewlanewines.com/ this weekend
Why drive to Napa? Come and join us and other local vintners and restaurants for an afternoon of nothing but local foods and wines
For a starter, our menu will be:
- Hutch Chili & Sweet White Corn Cracker with Cherry Tomatoes & Farmers Cheese
- Beef Brisket with Horseradish Salsa Verde & Red Wine Cabbage
See you then,
Saturday, August 18th from 1pm-5pm
Cafe Q will begin to open our door for dinners starting this Saturday evening. Dinner will be served 6 nights a week, Monday through Saturday from 5:30 ’til 10p.
You can review our menu @ http://www.cafeqalameda.com/dinner-menu/
Please come join us this Saturday, from 5:30pm, we love to turn this first evening into a fun and exciting event. A list of handcrafted local beers is already up on our website. Full wine list will be introduced this weekend. House made desert menu is also in the work.
As always, truly appreciate your support.
Cafe Q & Staff