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Global Cafe is one of Reading’s most exciting and unique independent cafe-bars. We sell a wide range of locally sourced, fair trade and organic beers, wines, spirits, coffees and teas. Genuine Ethiopian cuisine is served thanks to Tutu's Ethiopian Table.

check out our bar menu

 

check out our soft drinks and snacks menu

events at global cafe

On evenings and weekends we host a eclectic selection of music and performances from all around the world. We regularly put on local bands and DJs, anything from folk and psychedelic rock to electronica and drum n bass.

Anyone that wants to play at the cafe, we’re keen to hear from you! Please see available dates listed below and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information or to arrange an event.

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upcoming events

check out our regular nights section for all recurring events

23 April 2017 15:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free
readirockrevolution

Acoustic chill session from 3pm onwards. FREE





23 April 2017 19:00

Cost: Free
Gli Avanzi

Drawing on the post-bebop jazz repertoire, often with a latin or bossa tinge, Gli Avanzi is a sextet led by Tuscan tenorist Lorenzo Todorow, completed by mighty Martin Dix on guitar, jammin’ Jim Saunders on bass, aerobic Andrew Last on drums, Colombian colossus Diego Molina on percussion, and trumpeter Chris Wagstaff, who will be thrown out of the group if he comes up with another alliteration (though, if the truth be told, the battling brassman is used to being thrown out of bands).

7-9pm Donations

 





25 April 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
The Blue Bears

The Blue Bears bring a jazzy blues style to the set and a laid back feel.

Sax, guitar and bass, topped with vocals, and a bit of percussion thrown in, music a combination of tastes and sounds.

9-11pm Donations





26 April 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
Berkshire Jazz Jam hosted by Ken Thompson

Open jam session: All welcome – any instrument and level of ability.

9-11pm FREE





27 April 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
jamie howell's evidence bass

Guitar heroes and organ majestic for a Blues and Groove evening...

9-11pm FREE





28 April 2017 21:00 - 29 April 2017 01:00

Cost: Free
High Grade

Dub and Roots selection goes Global thanks to Titch and Crew.

9pm-1am FREE

 





29 April 2017 21:00 - 30 April 2017 01:00

Cost: Free
Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet

Guitar led Heavy Jazz Funk with Drums, Bass and Sax.

9:30pm-1am £4





30 April 2017 19:30 - 22:00

Cost: Free
Dreaded Poetry Slam

Performance poetry tournament based on audience participation: three judges, booing audience, contemporary local performers.

Prizes for poets.

7.30pm Donations





Monday: Closed
Tue-Weds: 11:00 - 23:00
Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Fri-Sat: 11:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 16:30 - 22:30