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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. 

( dinner at 9am?  brunch at 10pm?  Handled! )

Visit our café for espresso drinks, organic loose leaf teas, cake & ice cream, hot chocolate, and baked goods made in-house daily.

Wherever you are from, whatever you believe, whoever you love, and whichever pronoun you like to use, we are glad you are our neighbor and you are most welcome here.


(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

crudité with marinated olives and hummus  10

chili cheese fries  10

vegan spring vegetable soup  8 add crab 18 add lobster 22

spicy chicken wings 9

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

fried cauliflower  chipotle aioli  8

moules frites   garlic wine broth  14 

fiscalini mac & cheese  9




avocado 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 egg 8




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 

garden 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 ribeye 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





affogato 5  

root beer float 6.5

cookie oatmeal raisin -or- chocolate chip 2

carrot cake cream cheese frosting 6

flourless chocolate cake raspberry sauce 7

three twins organic ice cream in a cup 5

madagascar vanilla bean -or- bittersweet chocolate


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


lo-fi spritz 8  

lo-fi sweet vermouth (napa), rosé champagne, soda

sangria #1  11  

bourbon, cabernet sauvignon, fresh pineapple, apple, and orange juices

raspberry buddha  11

hangar one buddha’s hand vodka, st george raspberry liqueur, lemon, sparkling float

 french caribbean  11

flor de caña rum, yellow chartreuse, velvet falernum, fresh lime

 “new” fashioned 11

eagle rare bourbon, cherry bitters, orange bitters, angostura bitters, honey, black pepper

la floracíon

espolon blanco tequila, xicaru mezcal, elderflower liqueur, lime, chamomile tea simple


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





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 try cool stuff without any attitude. 

Some Californian Spirits we carry...

St. George Distillery (Alameda)

Hangar One (Alameda)

Humboldt Distillery (Humboldt)

Do Good Distillery (Modesto)

Lo-Fi Aperitifs (Napa)

Amador Distillery ~ Engine 49 (Sacramento)

Amador Whiskey Co. (St. Helena)

Sonoma Distillery (Sonoma)

Spirit Works Distillery (Sebastapol)

Anchor Distilling Co. (San Francisco)



HAPPY HOURS 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 (pours over 12 bucks)

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...

Gilman Street Brewery (Berkeley), Oakland United (formerly Linden St.), Trumer (Berkeley), Lucky Devil (Oakland), Benoit-Casper (Point Richmond), Novel Brewing (Oakland), Golden State Cider (Sebastapol), Headlands Brewing (Marin), New Belgium, Firestone, Lagunitas, CaliCraft, Tieton, Anchor, Dogfish Head, Federation (Oakland), St Archer, Alpine, Sudwerk (Davis), Green Flash, Ballast Point, 21st Amendment (San Francisco), Fort Point (San Francisco), Schubros (San Ramon), Hop Valley, Drakes (San Leandro)... this list is not exhaustive by a long shot.