THe Cafe

Opened in 2002 in the Berkeley Jazzschool, Jazzcaffè is a hidden treasure - a little spot of class in the midst of the busy downtown Theater District, right next door to the California Jazz Conservatory, Aurora Theatre Company and Berkeley Rep. Originally intended to serve a quick coffee for students and teachers, the cafe has become a gathering place for the great (and soon-to-be great) of the local jazz scene.

Our cafe is the perfect place for a bite of lunch or dinner, or a cozy coffee and pastry. A changing menu features house-made soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as beer, wine, espresso and desserts. Drop by for a great meal and some great music-a stolen moment or an entire afternoon-and you never know who you'll find sitting in for a few numbers on piano, bass or sax....

About the Proprietor

Kristine Seinsch was born in Berlin, Germany and raised in Munich, Germany, the daughter of a fine food distributor. From childhood, Kristine was introduced to gourmet food.

Today, after 15 years of restaurant and catering experience in Germany and California Kristine's food synthesizes the best of California and Mediterranean cuisine, managed with the refined sensibility of European service and presentation.

Before opening the Jazzcaffè in Berkeley, Kristine has been associated with some of the East Bay's most celebrated restaurants, including the Santa Fe Bar & Grill and Via Centro, in addition to running her own successful company, ACT Catering and Event Production.

Jazzcaffè is proud to serve Caffè Umbria coffee.