Magpie Cafe

Magpie Cafe offers seasonal and local fare, and beer and wine.

Mon, Tues, Weds 10:30a to 9p
Thursday and Friday 10:30a to 10p
Saturday 8a to 10p
Sunday 8a to 2p

The Cafe is located at 1409 R Street, on the R Street corridor. Map it!

Magpie Cafe does not take reservations.

Today's Menus


Lunch 5.28

Winter BLT $9.75
Thick cut bacon, oven dried tomato, cress, caper aioli. Potato salad.*

Natural Pulled Pork Sandwich $11
Natural pork, potato salad, bbq.

Lemon Chicken Salad $10.75
Grilled natural chicken on a bed of greens with lemon vinaigrette. Served with toast.

Grilled Turkey Sandwich $10
Add bacon $2
Diestel natural turkey, Bravo sage cheddar, roasted bell pepper, whole grain mustard sauce and pickles.

Smoked Trout and Cherry Tomato Sandwich $11.5
Open faced baguette. Cherry tomato, cilantro, red pepper cream cheese.

California King Salmon Nicoise Salad $15
Snap peas, fingerling potato, cherry tomato, olives, egg, mustard vinaigrette

Beet and Egg Salad $11
Soft boiled egg, chevre, fennel , roasted carrot, arugula, roasted carrot puree and cider vinaigrette.*

Italian Sandwich $10.25
Prosciutto, pickled onion and arugula on baguette. Comes with a green salad.

Mushroom Panini $10
White bean puree with truffle oil, portabellini mushroom, braised greens on focaccia. Green salad.

Green Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Seasonal greens, fennel, watermelon radish and candied almonds. $6.5/4.25

Salad Trio of the Day $9.5
Combination of salads. Sides $4.25

California Farmstead Cheese Plate $16
Local cheeses with fruit and crostini.

Soup and Grilled Cheese $10.5
Soup of the Day and grilled cheese on Acme bread.

Soup - Heirloom Bean $5 / $7.5
Bowl of Soup and Side Salad $10.5

Chocolate and Avocado Mousse $6.5
Cinnamon and sea salt.

*Item contains raw egg
^Beef cooked medium rare


Dinner 5.28


Crispy Pork Belly with Frog Hollow Apricots
Pickled onions, frisee, cilantro and coriander infused honey 14

Grilled Bread with Olive and Caramelized Onion Tapenade
With herbs and olive oil 5

Beef Tartare
Caper, pickle, red onion, Dijon vinaigrette and fresh horseradish 14

California Farmstead Cheese Plate
Point Reyes, Vella Cheese, Fiscalini, Bravo, served with crostini 16

Manila Clams and Saffron
Green garlic, spring onion , tarragon, roasted fennel and white wine 13

Green Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Local greens, fennel, watermelon radish and candied almonds 6.5

Soup of the Day 7.5 or Cup 5
Herb Roasted Potatoes 6
Kingbird Grits, Pan Seared: Made with Bravo Farms cheddar and sage 7

Lundberg Farm Arborio Rice, fava beans, fava greens, snap peas, english peas, spring onions, green garlic, mint, lemon and aged jack cheese 16

Chicken for Two
Natural chicken cooked two ways. Served with greens, roasted potatoes, chervil and ginger green sauce 32

Berkshire T Bone Pork Chop
Spring Cherry mostarda, chipotle cheddar grits and arugula 25

Seasonal Vegetable Plate
Vegetables braised and roasted with heirloom beans and arbosana olive oil 17

Natural Petite Beef Filet
Green garlic butter, roasted vegetables, oyster mushrooms and Yukon mashed potatoes 28

Fish of the day A.Q


Wine and Beer

Barnaut, Grand Cru Brut Champagne Bouzy, France 90 (bottle only)
Bortolin Angelo, Prosecco Valdobbiadene, Italy 10 / 40
Mary Elke, Brut Sparkling Anderson Valley, CA 10 / 40
Santadi, Vermentino 2012: Sardegna, Italy 7/ 28
Ground Effect, Chenin Blanc/Riesling 2012: Santa Ynez Valley 8 / 30
Sylvaine & Alain Normand, Chardonnay 2013: Burgundy, France 10/ 38
Laguna Ranch Vineyard, Chardonnay 2012: Russian River Valley,CA 12 / 44
Matthiasson, Sauvignon Blanc/Ribolla
Gialla/Semillon/Tocai Friulano 2012: Napa, CA 66 (bottle only)
Zocker, Gruner Veltiliner 2013: Edna Valley, CA 9 / 35
Gunderloch, Riesling Kabinett 2012:Reinhessen, Germany 25(375mL bottle only)
Harrington, Pinot Noir 2012: Anderson Valley, CA 12 / 44
Folk Machine, Pinot Noir 2013: Potter Valley, CA 55 (bottle only)
Caraccioli Cellars, Pinot Noir 2009:Santa Lucia Highlands, CA 68(bottle only)
Vino Noceto, Sangiovese 2011: Plymouth, CA 10 / 38
Las Rocas, Garnacha 2011: Calatayud,Spain 8 /30
Convexity, Cabernet 2011: Napa, CA 90 (bottle only)
Broc Cellars,”Vine Starr” Zinfandel 2013: Sonoma County,CA 12 / 45
Leval, Malbec 2013: Languedoc, France 8 / 30
Runquist, Barbera 2012 : Amador County, CA 12 / 45
Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Porto Portugal 6
Graham’s 20 Year Tawny Porto Portugal 11
Calicraft Brewing Co. Kolsch-Style Ale 5.2% Walnut Creek, CA 5
Almanac Brewing Company Almanac IPA 7.5% San Francisco, CA 6
Auburn Ale House Brown Ale 5.1% Auburn, CA 5
Almanac Brewing Company Imperial Chocolate Stout 10.0% San Francisco, CA 7(10oz)
Two Rivers Cider Co. Huckleberry 22oz 6.5% Sacramento, CA 10
Golden State Cider Mighty Dry Apple Cider 16oz 6.9% Sebastopol, CA 7
AEppelTreow Winery Brut Sparkling Apple Wine 750ml 8% Wisconsin 20
Grimm Artisanal Ales Bees with a Buzz (brandy barrel aged ale with honey)22oz 8% Brooklyn, NY 18
Cambridge Brewing Co. Heather Flower Ale 22oz 5% Cambridge, MA 15
Baird Brewing Co. Jubilation Ale (Fresh fig & cinnamon) 12oz 7% Numazu,Japan 7.5
Brunehaut Brewery Abbaye de St Amand Juniper Spiced Blonde 12oz 7% Brunehaut, Belgium 6.75
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Estate Homegrown Ale Organic IPA 1pint9.4oz 6.7% Chico, CA 15
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project Jack D’or American Saison 22oz 6.4% Massachusetts 14
Brewery Timmermans Framboise Lambic (Oak and raspberry) 11.2oz 4% Belgium 7
Allagash Brewing Co. Curieux Tripel Ale (Aged in bourbon barrels) 750ml 11% Portland, Maine 25
Anchor Brewing Co. Steam/California Common 22oz 4.9% San Francisco, CA 6.5
Stone Brewing Company Smoked Porter 22oz 5.9% San Diego County, CA 9
Uinta Brewing Co. Baba Organic Black Lager 12oz 4% Salt Lake City, UT 4.5
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Winter Solstice Barley Wine 11.5oz 10.2% Canada 7
Erdinger Alkoholfrei (Non alcoholic wheat) 12oz Weissbrau, Germany 3.75

Brunch and Lunch sample sa-su


Savory Bread Pudding
Bacon, Salametto salame, chipotle cheddar from Bravo Farms, chives. Served butter and maple syrup. 11

Magpie Breakfast Plate
Two organic eggs any way, herb roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a choice of house made sausage or thick cut bacon and toasted baguette. 13

Kingbird Grits and Kingbird Pasture Egg
Kingbird grit cake, romesco, chicory salad, sunny up egg and Choice of bacon or sausage. 13

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
Buttermilk biscuits and country gravy, two organic eggs any way and a choice of house made sausage or thick cut bacon. 13

Strawberry,rqaspberry,Apricot Cherry French Toast
with black cardamom, almond butter, Thai basil. 14

Spring Omelette
spring onion, green garlic,potatoes ,kale farmstead cheese, fresh house made salsa and three organic eggs. 14

Smoked Trout Omelette
Roasted onion, mushroom, potato and farmstead cheese and three organic eggs. 12.5

Spring Benedict
roasted fingerling potato, artichoke hearts and spring onion pesto served with poached eggs on toasted bisquit. 14

Breakfast Sandwich
Organic eggs, seasonal vegetables, farmstead cheese and choice of sausage, bacon or mushroom. 9

Brulee of Granola, Fruit and Yogurt
House made granola, fruit lightly dressed in local honey and organic yogurt. 11


House-made natural pork sausage. 5
Bacon. Thick cut, three slices. 5
Potatoes. 4.5
Biscuits and gravy. 6
Country gravy. 2.5
Two eggs any way. 3.75
Toasted baguette and butter. 2.5
Fruit lightly dressed with honey. 6
Sheep yogurt. 4.75
House-made granola. 4.5

Roasted asparagus, tarragon-caper aioli. 6

Chocolate Fish Coffee. 3.50
OJ. 2.5/3.25
Mimosa. 5

available after 10:30am

Winter BLT
Oven dried tomatoes, cress, caper aioli. Potato salad.* 9.75

Vietnamese Sandwich - Banh Mi
Niman Ranch tri tip, pickled daikon and carrot, South East Asian herbs, jalapeno, miso aioli.* 11

Lemon Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken on a bed of greens with lemon vinaigrette. Served with toast. 10.75

Vietnamese Steak Salad
Natural beef, lettuce, herbs, pickled roots, jalapeno. 12.5

Natural Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Natural pork, potato salad, tangy bbq. 11

Summer Trout Sandwich
Open faced baguette. Cherry tomatoes, cilantro, red pepper cream cheese. 11.5

Mushroom Panini
White bean puree with truffle oil, portabellini mushroom, braised greens on focaccia. Green salad. 10

Green Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Seasonal greens, fennel, Spanish radish and candied almond. 6.5

California Farmstead Cheese Plate
Bellwether Farms, Bravo, Vella Cheeses, served with crostini and fruit. 16

Soup and Grilled Cheese
Soup of the Day and grilled cheese on Acme bread. 10.5

Soup 5/7.5

Chocolate and Avocado Mousse
Cinnamon and sea salt. 6.5

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.5

*Item contains raw egg