césar, a european cafe bar


césar’s 20th anniversary is on may 5th!

please join us for an all day celebration that will feature a special menu (and classic menu), live music, flamenco dancers, and tastings!


words by Richard Mazzera

césar has been a popular and beloved institution in the bay area ever since it opened its doors in may of 1998. located in the heart of berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto” and next door to iconic restaurant chez panisse, césar is dedicated to a menu of traditional and contemporary spanish tapas that incorporate authentic ingredients from spain combined with the best of california’s produce, meat, poultry and seafood. complementing the tapas is a thoughtful selection of wines, sherries, and spirits, and a cocktail list that reflects classic mixology coupled with innovative new spirits, bitters, shrubs, and liqueurs from around the world.



510. 883. 0222


[email protected]



1515 shattuck ave
berkeley, ca 94709



bar hours:
daily noon to midnight

kitchen hours:
sunday - thursday
noon - 11pm

friday & saturday
noon - 11:30pm