Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar

Delicious food, Heart Coffee, and wine! Hours Monday-Friday 7-4, Saturday 7-5, Sunday 8-4 bar sardine Fridays from 5:30-9PM Come to bar sardine on Fridays from 5:30-9!

Suzanne Drexhage & Sam Sobolewski, Proprietors

[05/24/19]   It’s Friday! On Fridays, from 5:30-9 we change our stripes from coffee to wine bar, with more wines by the glass, carafe & bottle, and some lovely bites. Come check out bar sardine!

[05/17/19]   Come to bar sardine tonight! Our alter ego every Friday from 5:30-9. Delicious wines and bites for YOU.

Oyster Blissthis Saturday, 4/27!
Parking lot party, and we will be open for coffee in the am, and food and wine 11-4!

Persian breakfast and prosciutto toast party

line ‘em up and knock ‘em back #persianbreakfast #lebneh “zaatar #figjam #alltheherbs #pizzabianca

Our Friday night alter-ego got written up in the Chronicle! Follow @barsardinewine to learn more, and stay tuned for some announcements!

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Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Please join us this Saturday, March 9th for an unprecedented tasting experience at Bartavelle with three visiting winemakers from France. Thomas Larmoyer of Domaine Ostertag (Alsace), Ghislaine Dupeuble of Domaine Dupeuble (Beaujolais), and Maxime Laurent (Southern Rhône) will be here to showcase a few of their wines and discuss their work.

Saturday, March 9th
3:30–5:30 pm
$20 (plus tax)
Flight of five wines
Complimentary crostini duo & Bartavelle’s kitchen will be open during the tasting!

Here’s what we’ll taste:
2017 Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner • Domaine Ostertag
2017 Riesling “Les Jardins” • Domaine Ostertag
2017 Beaujolais • Domaine Dupeuble
2017 Côtes-du-Rhône “Il Fait Soif” • Maxime-François Laurent
2016 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Visan “Orpiment” • Maxime-François Laurent

Come out for bar sardine this Friday, international women’s day. We're pouring wines from some of our favorite winemakers who also happen to be women! @marthastoumen @inconnuwine @catherineetpierrebreton, Nicole Chanrion, La Stoppa, @eforadori. ❤️❤️❤️

@tacososcar, yes. Get over there and eat everything. Hot tip: you can bring your food to neighboring @oaklandyardwineshop, which is an excellent wine shop (with a few wines btg) and the only other place to get our duck liver mousse. Boom.

@abraco_espresso is one of our favorite coffee shops. Also sadly thousand of miles away.

@russanddaughters, please open a Berkeley location

Our toast is at the top of this list of top toast. Thanks @eater_sf! @ Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar

Soooooo, these @brokawavocados are back and avocado toast is now in season. Brave the atmospheric river and this’ll be your reward!

[02/13/19]   We're ready to re-open tomorrow at 7am. And guess what, people? The Brokaw Avocados are BACK. You know what that means.

So brave the rain and get yourself some real California sunshine, eh?

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[02/12/19]   Hello all! Sorry to say we will be CLOSED tomorrow, 2/12 for some necessary maintenance. We'll be back bright and early Wednesday 2/13, 7am-4pm.

We regret the inconvenience!


Heads up, we’re closing early so we can fix some things. Sorry for the inconvenience!

New salad! Mixed chicories & arugula with shaved fennel, ricotta salata, kumquats, toasted hazelnuts, tarragon, citrus red wine vinaigrette.

Last night at bar sardine, just before the party really got going!
Come next Friday for tinned fish, brandade, farmers market crudités, other delightful bar bites and some of the most delicious wines around.


Our current wine list: Catherine Breton’s Vouvray Brut “La Dilettante”, Bengoetxe Txakolina (from Basque Country) Inconnu Lalalu rosé and Nicole Chanrion’s Côte-de-Brouilly. Come and get ‘em.

[01/18/19]   Hi there! We are closing the café early today, at 3PM, to do a little maintenance before we re-open at 5:30 for bar sardine!

Come in from 5:30-9PM tonight (and every Friday) for some delicious wines and a special menu, with some surprises!

& bar sardine

You can now order this at Bartavelle: a “one-and-one”. That’s a single espresso and a single macchiato. It’s a really nice way to see how milk changes the flavor of the espresso. It’s also pretty darn tasty!

It’s pretty gloomy out there but in here we’re barely keeping it together and doing weird things. Come on down!

We’re honored to be in such good company on Eater’s 38 best restaurants in the East Bay. Thanks Eater, and thank you all for supporting us these past six years. Looking forward to 2019!

The Best 38 Restaurants in Oakland and Berkeley

Thank you, EaterSF! We are honored to be in such good company, too! What's essential in Berkeley and Oakland

If there are fishes, there must be crudités.

Come and eat some little fishes with us, and drink some fab wines, too! Tonight, and every Friday, from 5:30-9.

come drink espressos out of these beautiful new @tsuchikara_pottery cups! we’re in love with them, thanks Mitsuko!

Thank you all for another lovely year of banter, delicious coffee, tomfoolery, insane quantities of toast, pretty salads and other shenanigans. Open until two today so you can buy all our retail coffee and stock up on champagne next door! Closed 1/1 and 1/2 so that we can sleep.

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big ❤️ to @heartroasters @soulfoodfarm @jamwifey @_leavesandflowers @ancientorganics @hellosongtea @kermitlynchwine @brokawavocados @montereyfishmarket and many, many more. Also, if you’re reading this and you work or have ever worked at Bartavelle, youdda best.

a fresh shipment of @heartroasters coffees just landed, just in time for you to grab a bag to tide you over while we’re closed on 1/1 and 1/2!

The patio will be nice and warm @barsardinewine tonight. If you haven’t heard, that’s the name of the wine bar that takes over the space on Friday nights - the Mr. Hyde to our Dr Jekyll, if you will. 5:30-9! Ahem.

it’s salt cod brandade weather!

Were open until two! Admittedly this post should’ve been up hours if not days ago, but we never claimed to be good at social media.

[12/24/18]   We are OPEN until 2pm today, closed tomorrow (12/25), and OPEN again at 7am on Boxing Day. Come on down!


Squids in their ink, and a lil plate of crudités. #barsardinewine

PSA from bar sardine, our Friday night wine bar: these wines aren’t going to drink themselves- open tonight and every friday (for now) from 5:30-9!

thank you to whoever left this for us - we take it to be a good omen


Come taste these champagnes and eat all the snacks! Saturday, 12/15, 3:30-5:30, $20

Berkeley's Bartavelle to open Friday night wine bar concept called Bar Sardine

Can’t wait for Friday night! Expect wine and drinks featuring vermouth and other wine-based bitters, as well as a menu of snacks.

This Saturday at the Bartavelle Annex, come get yourself some amazing sausages from 3-6pm!

The cat’s out of the bag, folks. On Friday nights from 5:30-9 Bartavelle becomes bar sardine, a little slip of a wine bar featuring a rotating list of wines by the glass, carafe or bottle and delicious snacks. Follow @barsardinewine for more info.

Grand Opening this Friday, 12/14! So excited!

Have you tried these @biggrinsmallbatch hot sauces yet? They’re friggin’ delicious! You can order sides of each of them or take a jar / bottle home with you.

It’s beautiful out here this morning - and the coffee is tasting mighty fine. What are you doing that’s so important?

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1603 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 17:30 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00
Saturday 07:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
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