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? Sundays we are open for dinner and 30% of the food sales will be donated to various non-profits for Social Justice issues and arts and education. 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.

Our hours have changed

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


Sunday, December 3: Benefit Dinner: Fix our Ferals

Price: a La Carte (30% of food sales is donated)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm
About Fix Our Ferals: Fix our Ferals’ mission is to humanely end overpopulation of cats and dogs in San Francisco’s East Bay. We make spay/neuter accessible and affordable for cats and dogs cared for by the members of the public and rescue organizations. We promote and actively support Trap-Neuter-Return of community cats. We support retaining animals in their homes and keeping them out of shelters by helping their guardians with other than spay/neuter surgeries.

Sunday, December 10: Book-signing with Sid Garza-Hillman – Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family (Roundtree Press)

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
About Sid Garza-Hillman: Sid Garza-Hillman, the Small Step Advocate™, is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, host of the Approaching the Natural Podcast, and host of his YouTube Channel. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy, and is a speaker, certified nutritionist, and Health Coach, working with private clients all over the world. He is the Nutritionist and Programs Director at the Stanford Inn’s Wellness Center. He is also Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K and co-creator with Matt Frazier of the No Meat Athlete Meal Plan, Health Made Simple. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, and recently completed both 50K and 50-mile ultramarathons.

Sunday, December 17: Benefit Dinner: 1951 Coffee

Price: a La Carte (30% of food sales is donated)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm
About 1951 Coffee:  1951 Coffee is a non-profit specialty coffee organization seeking to promote the well-being of the refugee community in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues. In 1951 the United Nations first defined and set forth guidelines for the protection of refugees. These protections were further expanded in the 1967 Protocols giving the UNHCR a global mandate. 1951 Coffee Company was founded in 2015 in the spirit of these conventions to give refugees being resettled in the San Francisco Bay Area assistance in starting their new lives through training and employment in the rapidly expanding coffee industry.

Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve dinner

Price: $95 – (Plus optional wine pairing of 5 – 2.5 oz glasses of wine & a glass of champagne for $35.00)
Time: 6:30
About: 9 course meal that includes fun traditions from around the world.

Amuse Bouché – TBD

Soup – No-Chicken noodle soup

Salad – Pomegranate, tangerine Salad, salad greens, hemp seeds, candied pecans, & citrus vinaigrette

Appetizer – Yuba bacon wrapped asparagus with a balsamic drizzle

Intermezzo – Pomegranate granita

Legume Course – French lentil and chard stew with a sunny sided tofu egg

Grain Course – Griddled polenta with a black eyed pea sausage and mushroom ragu

Cheese course – Lemon peppercorn cashew chevré, house-made baguette & dried fruit

Dessert – Double chocolate chip cookies, marshmallow fluff & a salted caramel sauce


Sunday, January 7: Benefit Dinner: Rosa Parks Elementary

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

About Rosa Parks Elementary:  Rosa Parks is an Environmental Science Magnet school in the Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley, California. Equipped with a science lab, on-site garden, and dedicated, professional and talented faculty and staff, students at Rosa Parks benefit from a curriculum enriched with access to science and nature. A nurturing community where all families are welcome, we celebrate diversity and honor culture. Cooperation, not competition, is a constant theme. Children learn to respect themselves, each other, and the Earth.

Sunday, January 14: Benefit Dinner: Young Women’s Freedom Center

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

About Young Women’s Freedom Center: YWFC creates leadership pathways for system involved and formerly incarcerated women and girls of color to inform and lead our work and to lead the movement for social justice – advocating on behalf of themselves, their sisters, and leading the way towards freedom and liberation of all women and girls.  We meet young women where they are at: on the streets, in jail, and in the community.  We work with them over time providing support, advocacy, and opportunities for healing. We provide economic opportunities coupled with progressive leadership development through internships, employment and engagement in advocacy and organizing work.  


Closed Monday and Tuesday

 LUNCH: Wed, Thu, Fri:  11am – 3 pm,      DINNER: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 5:30pm – 9pm
 BRUNCH: Sat, Sun 8:30am – 3pm

Special events: Visit our events page

PLEASE NOTE: Holiday Hours: 

December 24, 2017: Holiday Pre-ordered Meal pick up.  Order here.

December 24 – December 28:  Closed for the holidays.

December 29 – Closed for lunch, open for Dinner 5:30 – 9pm

December 31, 2017: New Years Eve Dinner: 6:30 seating.



  • Dinner Reservations Strongly advised

    Lunch and Brunch: First Come First Serve

  • 1019 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA 94710

  • (510) 558.3381

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