Vegan and gluten-free events

What is a Community Night? It is a chance to hear a local business talk briefly (about 5 minutes) about who they are and what they do. They are available for questions about their business, life tips, and YOU are helping to support the local community. Our goal is to help promote small community businesses at Sanctuary Bistro.

What are the Benefit Dinners? Each month we feature a local non-profit that benefit animals, social justice, education and/or arts. 30% of the food sales will be donated to the non-profit.

If you are a non-profit seeking support or a donation, please submit this form.

Who is the featured Artist?


September, October, November 2017: Featured Artist: Gabriel Williams

About the artist:  Every image evolves in the eye of the photographer.  Gabriel’s passion and vision allow him to capture the evocative qualities of people, landscape, and all aspects of photography, while preserving the inherent beauty of the image. Landscape, red carpet events, concerts, and exclusive celebrity events are his intended venues.  His work has been featured in numerous media and intermediate websites, as well as blogs.  He calls San Francisco Bay Area home but he follows where his lens and creative drive take him.  His work is available for print or download and for commercial and personal purposes.  Please visit his website, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, for updates and recent work.

Monday, October 2: Live Music – Verdandia

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

About Verdandia: Verdandia is a harp and violin duet that specializes in beautiful music for any occasion. Adria Amenti (harp) and Alison Bailey Streich (violin) have been creating magical music together since 2008.  Come enjoy their mix of classic favorites, Irish, Scottish, and Nordic folk tunes, fun popular covers, jazz standards, as well as their own compositions.

Sunday, October 1: Benefit Dinner: Women’s International Fund for Education (WIFE)

Price: a La Carte (30% of food sales is donated)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm

About WIFE: The Women’s International Fund for Education (WIFE) creates access to higher education for women worldwide through financial support and mentorship. Its long-term vision is to alleviate poverty, as well other societal and environmental issues, through the education and empowerment of women. The Women’s International Fund for Education helps women worldwide go to college by providing financial support and career development and mentorship. Through frequent newsletters and the option to personally connect with the young women recipients The Women’s International Fund for Education builds cross-cultural awareness and relationships between donors and recipients. After receiving the scholarship and completing their education the recipients will become leaders within their communities and use their education to make significant impacts and changes to improve a variety of challenging conditions within their community.

The Women’s International Fund for Education is an established 501-(C)3 as of June 2013.  WIFE was founded in the late summer/early fall of 2010,  after a trip to the Philippines. Since our founding WIFE has established three board members, grown various spheres, developed a scholarship application and collaborated with organizations abroad. WIFE is currently funding the education for two women in Tanzania, Africa.  We seek to broaden our outreach- so please contact us for support!

New hours starting October 8:

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday – Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm

Thursday – Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm

Friday – Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm

Saturday – Brunch 8:30am-3pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm

Sunday – Brunch 8:30am-3pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm


Saturday, October 20: Animal Place’s Republic of V Talk

Jennifer will be giving a talk and selling her cookbooks at the Animal Place’s Republic of V 
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Address: 1624 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Sunday, October 22: Benefit Dinner: Jewish Youth for Community Action

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating
About Jewish Youth for Community Action: JYCA is a vibrant, youth-led organization that empowers 14–18 year old youth to grow as powerful community leaders and create transformative change in themselves, their communities, and the Bay Area — centered in the Jewish values of social and environmental justice and infused with a spirit of joyful mischief, unapologetic action and revolutionary love.
Throughout JYCA’s 22 years of existence, it has remained innovative and dynamic, exposing youth to the most pressing social movements of the moment. JYCA provides a wide range of opportunities for youth to grow their leadership while engaging in courageous art, bold activism and radically loving community. From taking on the AIDS epidemic, to the death penalty; from organizing their peers to get involved in criminal justice reform to canvassing for progressive ballot measures in every election: JYCA youth are using their voices and visions to embody their values and to change the face of their communities

Sunday, November 5: Benefit Dinner: Women Eco Artist Dialog (WEAD)

Price: a La Carte (30% of food sales is donated)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm
About Women Eco Artist Dialog: WEAD is a a pioneering network of feminist eco­artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. We focus on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art. WEAD maintains an invaluable website ( that serves as a virtual gallery of eco­artists work, connects artists and curators with exhibition opportunities, and educates and enlightens through its ground breaking WEAD Magazine.


Closed Tuesday

Mon, Wed, Thu: Lunch 11am – 3 pm, Dinner 5:30 – 9

Fri: Lunch 11am – 3 pm,  Dinner 5:30 – 10

Sat: Brunch 8:30 am – 3 pm,  Dinner 5:30 – 10

Sun: Brunch 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed for dinner unless we have a special event)

Special events: Visit our events page for details.


Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – Lunch 11am – 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm
Thursday – Lunch 11am – 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm
Friday – Lunch 11am – 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm
Saturday – Brunch 8:30am – 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm
Sunday – Brunch 8:30am – 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm

I thank you in advance for understanding and while we know that this is going to cause some inconvenience at the beginning as everyone gets used to the new schedule we have also decided we will be able to be our best and most creative selves.


  • Dinner Reservations Strongly advised

    Lunch and Brunch: First Come First Serve

  • 1019 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA 94710

  • (510) 558.3381

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