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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

24 May 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Donations GBP
Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson
Open jam session: All welcome – any instrument and level of ability.




25 May 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Donations GBP
Jamie Howell's Evidence Bass
Guitar heroes and organ majestic for a Blues and Groove evening...




26 May 2017 21:00 - 27 May 2017 01:00

Cost: Free
High Grade
Dub and Roots selection goes Global thanks to Titch and Crew.




27 May 2017 21:30 - 28 May 2017 01:00

Cost: Donations GBP
Redflower aka the night of the livinGRUNGE
Showing a 25th Anniversary viewing of the film 'singles' followed by a musical tribute to Chris Cornell. Playing live tunes by favourite artists like: Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Mad Season, Mother Love Bone, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Temple Of The Dog & more…




28 May 2017 16:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free
ReadiRockRevolution
Acoustic chill session




30 May 2017 16:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free
ReadiRockRevolution
Acoustic chill session




31 May 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
the bohemian night: open mic

Global's Open Mic’ night! The Bohemian Night: Nobodies and newcomers welcome…
8:30-11pm FREE





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