Wednesday–Friday,  9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM

No ticket necessary to access cafe

"A tasteful oasis. . . Babette's rustic, seasonal, locally sourced menu is perfectly suited for a major Berkeley institution"—East Bay Express

Proprietors Joan Ellis and Patrick Hooker have over twenty years experience cooking, baking, and catering in the Bay Area. Their cafe, on BAMPFA's second floor, offers monthly changing breakfast and lunch menus as well as scrumptious housemade pastries and French press, pour-over, and espresso coffee drinks from Verve, Catahoula, and Ritual Roasters. With a menu that changes monthly, Babette is the perfect place to compliment your cinema or gallery experience with a sweet treat, savory bite, or relaxing glass of beer or wine. 

“Our goal with Babette is to provide a warm and welcoming space where museum and theater visitors, students and teachers, neighbors and friends can gather to enjoy delicious food and drink, share ideas, and build upon this vibrant community.”

BAMPFA members receive 10% off food and beverages!

Menu for August

Chilled almond with grapes

Avocado, grilled corn, salsa verde, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, and cotija cheese on housemade seeded whole wheat toast. Comes with a mixed green salad.

Grilled rosemary ham and gruyere with spicy pear chutney. Comes with a mixed green salad.

Masala venghi (coconut- and tamarind-filled roasted eggplant), okra in tomato-ginger sauce, and coconut-cashew rice with cilantro

Arugula, corn, and shrimp twice-baked souffle, cherry tomatoes

Saffron rice, roasted eggplant, sour cherries, scallions

Grilled corn slaw (cabbage, carrot, mint, basil, cilantro)

Broccoli, roasted red peppers, toasted almonds

 And always, a scrumptious selection of pastries