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Your neighborhood joint...

Located on University Avenue near downtown Berkeley, Townie offers a friendly space to enjoy ingredient-driven comfort food, seasonal cocktails, unique wines, and craft beers on tap. 

Big group? No problem! We've got plenty of space. Open from early till late, with an all day menu. 

(lobster rolls at 9am or an omelettes at 10pm, we've got you covered)

Visit our café for fancy espresso drinks, organic loose leaf teas, milkshakes, hot chocolate, and baked goods made in-house daily.


(510) 356-4903


1799 University Ave @ Grant
Berkeley, CA 94703


Sun, Mon, Tues | 7am-10pm
Wed-Sat | 7am–12am  (kitchen closes at 10pm, bar till midnight)


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All day Menu



fried shishito peppers  7

house made crackers with hummus  10

chili cheese fries  10

vegan butternut squash soup  7

fritto misto calamari, fennel, lemon, parsley, jalepeño popper  12

fried cauliflower  chipotle aioli  8

moules frites   garlic wine broth  14     

crab cakes romesco sauce   16

fiscalini mac & cheese  9




spring toast 7

housemade multigrain w/ smashed avocado, shaved rainbow carrots and watermelon radish, watercress, sunflower seeds, carrot top pesto

roasted marinated tri tip salad, yogurt & hot sauce, housemade flatbread  15

ham -n- cheese croissant 6      add scrambled egg8




townie burger   grass-fed beef, cheddar   14   ( add bacon +2    add egg +2 )

fried chicken buttermilk cole slaw  13



lobster roll drawn butter,  buttermilk cole slaw, housemade brioche bun  24

lobster mac -n- cheese 22 



dungeness crab louie little gem lettuces, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, radishes, hard boiled egg   18 

spring greens 11

english peas, sugar snaps, avocado, mint, pea shoots, frisee, mâche, asparagus,  lemon-dijon vinaigrette,           panko crusted goat cheese

little gems parmesan, ranch dressing  9

townie bowl mixed organic greens and veg, avocado, garbanzo, herb vinaigrette   11



waffle fried chicken breast 16

roasted steak chanterelles, root veg, asparagus, smashed potato, fried artichoke 21

cauliflower steak creamy polenta, fried chick peas 16

roast chicken leg & wing  fried polenta 17

pork spare ribs mashed potatoes and slaw 18

salmon broccolini, white bean cabbage sofrito      23




·      wild mushroom, caramelized onion, sage 17

·      spicy sausage, roast red pepper, fennel 19

·      basil, fresh mozzarella, roast garlic, cherry tomato 16

·      buffalo chicken, mozzarella, red onion, ranch 18

·      farmers market – ask your server 19


Brunch all day

the board jam & multi- grain bread, two eggs   10                                   

house omelet mozzarella and gruyere cheeses, sautéed  spinach, caramelized onions  11

burrito scrambled eggs, cheddar, potatoes, salsa  11 +add chorizo  13

the stack farm fresh fried egg, grilled asparagus, frisée, herbed goat cheese, housemade multigrain bread  12           

 waffle berries, cream, powdered sugar   9    

french toast house made brioche  9

house made granola, fruit, organic yogurt  7




fries   7

bacon  5

organic egg  3

seasonal organic farmers market fruit  8

sautéed spinach  8






triple berry cobbler w/whipped cream 9

s’mores mason jar chocolate pudding, graham cracker crumble, torched marshmallow  8

bourbon caramel crème brulée double dark chocolate biscotti  8

warm bread pudding  bourbon caramel sauce  7

carrot cake cream cheese frosting  6

meyer lemon cheesecake mason jar  8

flourless chocolate cake  raspberry sauce  7

dessert of the day    (ask your server)



we choose our products with care because we are cooking for our neighbors, friends and family.  Organic produce from FEED Sonoma whenever available, of course, as well as organic dairy from Clover and Berkeley Farms.  we prioritize purchasing from local purveyors (you'll run into us at Monterey Market and Monterey Fish Market!)  and our meat, poultry and eggs are always sourced with these same values. we're locals... Berkeley nurtured and sustained us, and we intend to return the favor.



shot specials

townie standard shot of featured whiskey +can of olympia   8  + can of ballast point sculpin IPA      10

the berkeley T & T shot of tequila + 12oz. trumer pilsner   10

the san franciscan shot of fernet branca + ginger ale           8


specialty cocktails

winter old fashioned high west bourbon, cider spiced simple, black walnut bitters   11

ahumado  blended scotch, mezcal, orange bitters, aztec chocolate bitters, chamomile/orange rind simple  12       

local negroni st george dry rye gin and bruto americano amaro, carpano antica  13

chile paloma  tequila, grapefruit, lime, roasted jalepeno simple 11


cocktails change by the season and whenever we get inspired. don't hold us to this list.


housemade liqueurs

bourbon cream  9

limoncello  9

meyer lemon, ginger, vanilla  9


we focus on local, California, and American craft spirits and wines.  all juices are fresh squeezed and most often organic (sometimes from our backyard garden.)  we make our own cordials, liqueurs, and syrups.  every bottle is chosen for a reason... so that you can indulge an adventurous palate in an attitude-free environment. 


HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3PM to 6PM...   and 10PM to MIDNIGHT (Thurs-Sat)

one buck off all beers, wines by the glass, and well drinks

two bucks off all super premium spirits 

all the popcorn you can eat



BEER (and Cider)

We have over a dozen taps that we change regularly, sometimes daily.  We pour exclusively American craft brew with a focus on West Coast and San Francisco Bay Area producers. 

Breweries who's stuff we tap regularly...

Deschutes, Trumer, Lucky Devil (Oakland), Benoit-Casper (Point Richmond), New Belgium, Firestone, Lagunitas, CaliCraft, Tieton, Anchor, Dogfish Head, Federation (Oakland), St Archer, Alpine, Sudwerk, Green Flash, Ballast Point, 21st Amendment, Fort Point, Fieldwork, Schubros, Hop Valley, Drakes... this list is not exhaustive by a long shot.