Café

Have you heard? The Oakland Museum of California is undergoing construction, and we’re making some exciting improvements to our campus!

The construction will include significant enhancements to the café. Therefore, OMCA’s Blue Oak café is now closed, reopening later this summer with an exciting new concept: Town Fare by Tanya Holland. Keep reading for more information about OMCA's food service options. 

Town Fare by Tanya Holland

Get excited for OMCA’s new café, Town Fare by Tanya Holland, coming later this summer. Because we’re more than a museum, we’re thrilled to invite you to experience our new dining destination from Oakland-based Brown Sugar Kitchen Hospitality Group (BSKHG), led by Executive Chef Tanya Holland. 

Come enjoy a fresh, vegetable-forward, California soul food-inspired menu in a newly-renovated, fast-casual communal dining environment. Bring your friends—or mingle with new ones—to gather and make connections over the one thing that brings us all together: a delicious meal. 

The expected hours of service are Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, with dinner service offered until 10 pm each Friday during Friday Nights at OMCA. Catering services for onsite events will also be available. 

Check back for updates on the newly-renovated café and forthcoming Town Fare by Tanya Holland, or sign up for our eNews to stay in-the-know.

Food options near OMCA

In the meantime, enjoy snacks available for purchase in the OMCA Store, or explore the neighborhood with several other food options close by.

Eden Plaza Cafe | 3 minute walk
1109 Oak St
Deli
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7 am-3 pm, Sat & Sun: Closed

Lane-e Kefa Coffee | 4 minute walk
77 8th St #182
(510) 628-0814
Coffee shop
Hours: Mon-Thur: 7 am-2 pm, Fri: 7 am-1 pm, Sat: 8:30 am-1 pm, Sun: Closed

Mo' Joe Cafe | 6 minute walk
160 14th St 
(510) 271-9200
Cafe
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7 am-4:30 pm, Sat & Sun: Closed

Lake Chalet | 6 minute walk
1520 Lakeside Dr
(510) 208-5253
Seafood, American
Hours: Daily: 11 am-10 pm

NIDO Kitchen & Bar | 7 minute walk
444 Oak Street
(510) 444-6436
Mexican
Hours: Tues-Thur: 11 am-9:30 pm, Fri: 11 am-10:30 pm, Sat: 10 am-10:30 pm, Sun: 10 am-3 pm, Mon: Closed

Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe | 8 minute walk
302 12th St
(510) 891-1830
Cafe
Hours: Tues-Sat: 8 am-7 pm, Sun & Mon: Closed

Shandong | 8 minute walk
328 10th St
(510) 839-2299
Chinese
Hours: Tues-Sun: 11 am-3 pm, 4 pm - 9:30 pm, Mon: Closed