In the heart of Oakland's revitalized downtown, Caffè Verbena occupies a sunny corner of the Shorenstein building at 1111 Broadway. The menu features seasonally changing cuisine with a California-Mediterranean flair. Best known for the daily fresh fish and local, sustainable products, Chef Francisco Contreras has created a rustic and satisfying menu that will please all palates.
The interior space enjoys a cherry-wood paneled dining room, soft lighting, colorful fabrics and warm accents. A twenty-stool bar completes the experience with a creative cocktail menu offering original creations utilizing fresh herbs and squeezed juices.
Just outside the restaurant proper, the Atrium, with floor-to-ceiling windows, affords views of the comforting Zen Garden. This oasis, comprised of a grassy courtyard surrounded by a waterfall, stone benches and a contemporary urban sculpture, is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon office escape or a fun filled happy hour with friends and co-workers.
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The restaurant, Lobby, Atrium and Zen Garden are all available for private functions of every kind. For more information and pictures of past events...