Charlottesville's Friendliest and Most Eclectic Night Life
Quiet Sunday Brunch on the Patio
Live Music During Dinner Several Nights a Week

Daily Specials

Daily Specials; until 9pm
  • Tuesday - 2 for $10 appetizers
  • Wednesday - wine specials with purchase of food
  • Thursday - $4 off any entrée
  • Saturday - wine specials with purchase of food
  • Sunday - $7 entrée night; select menu items and special creations
Rock Barn Kielbasa

Grilled Rock Barn kielbasa link with whipped potatoes and brown sauce. Comes with Escafe house salad and choice of vegetable.

Salmon Parmesan

Salmon filet crusted with parmesan breading, served with seasoned brown Basmati rice and beurre blanc. Comes with Escafe house salad and choice of vegetable.

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11.28.14 Friday
Carol Covell: Jazz vocalist *
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Carol Covell: Jazz vocalist
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11.29.14 Saturday
The Bob Bennetta Trio *
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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11.30.14 Sunday
WNRN Commonwealth of Music: The Judy Chops
7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Judy Chops are an indomitable force in the VA music scene, rocking audiences with original tunes, remixed covers, and mash ups since 2008. Averaging over 150 shows a year, the Chops are a high-energy 7 piece Americana group who delight in wowing audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Their many festival appearances and shows have included opening for acts like Lake Street Dive, The Black Lillies, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, David Mayfield Parade, J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, and Igor & Red Elvises have proven the Chops to be consummate performers.

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12.04.14 Thursday
Mama's Black Sheep *
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Mama’s Black Sheep is the musical collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Touring together since 2008 and both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit, Miller & Cerulli will make you feel like you’ve been listening to their music for years. Driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey and whiskey, Mama’s Black Sheep create acoustic rock & blues with a style that is distinctly their own.

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12.05.14 Friday
ACME Swing Manufacturing Company *
7:00PM - 9:00PM

If Wile E. Coyote and Cab Calloway had a love child, it would be ACME Swing Mfg. Co. This isn’t sit-on-your-can and-listen-music. This is jazz you wanna dance to. Clarinet and sax lines, girl-girl harmonies, thumpin’ bass and drums a-plenty, guitar and accordion combine to give you the best hot jazz combo experience this side of The Cotton Club – See more at:

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About Escafé

Escafe has been a part of downtown Charlottesville for nearly 20 years. Our murals reflect the eclectic and rich social fabric that Charlottesville enjoys and embodies. Our menus reflect seasonal changes and locally –sourced fare when possible and retain many of the standard features that our regulars have come to expect and enjoy as part of their routine.

In addition to our widely-accessible menu, live music is now part of what we offer to our diners during the dinner hour many nights a week. We feel strongly that supporting local musicians is part of supporting our culture and downtown Charlottesville’s lively atmosphere.

We hope we can enjoy your company and patronage soon.

Private Events

Open six evenings a week for dinner and late night entertainment, Escafe is certainly a venue where dropping in with a date or a small group is convenient. With two kitchens and ample seating both inside and out, we also have space and the facility to serve larger parties. We continue to host large groups for cocktail receptions, wedding luncheons and dinners, and a myriad of other private events. Appetizers are always included for these events in some form so as to accommodate early guests and we can cater to just about any budget and diet restriction.

We would enjoy hosting your group in the semi-private area inside (The Terrace) that can accommodate up to 40 guests or the entire space for up to 200 guests standing and seated. Our shaded patio is spacious enough for larger groups as well seating up to 60 guests. If you would like to host a large group for brunch, lunch, dinner or a special event, please call or send us an email.


(all photos courtesy of Martin Phillips)

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