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.
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.
Acoustic chill session from 3pm onwards. FREE
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).
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.
Open jam session: All welcome – any instrument and level of ability.
Guitar heroes and organ majestic for a Blues and Groove evening...
Dub and Roots selection goes Global thanks to Titch and Crew.
Guitar led Heavy Jazz Funk with Drums, Bass and Sax.
Performance poetry tournament based on audience participation: three judges, booing audience, contemporary local performers.
Prizes for poets.