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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

27 June 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Donations GBP
Mixtape Rock-'n'-roll
Nicole Johnson and Dan Caney present Mixtape Rock-'n'-roll live and acoustic. Big tunes, big hair. Small stage.




28 June 2017 21:00 - 23:00

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




29 June 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Donations GBP
Whitehouse Studios Presents.... Head Drop and Ocean Ruins

Whitehouse Studios Presents:

Head Drop - moonlighting members of Typical Hunks, Cody Noon and Monster Movie delivering waves of aggressive fuzzed-out psyche-groove for people who can't drink caffeine after 5pm.

Ocean Ruins - are a melodic trio, with fierce vocals & 90's alt rock inspired guitars, their style has been likened to bands such as The Pixies, Wolf Alice, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & early PJ Harvey.





30 June 2017 21:00 - 01 July 2017 01:00

Cost: Free
The Suspect Sound System
The Suspect Sound System will thrum with liquid Latin grooves and skanky global Reggae, Ska and Hip Hop courtesy of the eminent DJ Dubious




02 July 2017 19:30 - 22:30

Cost: Free
Dreading Poetry Slam
Performance poetry tournament based on audience participation: three judges, booing audience, contemporary local performers. Prizes for poets.




05 July 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
The Bohemian Night
Global's Open Mic’ night! Nobodies and newcomers welcome…




16 July 2017 19:30 - 22:30

Cost: Free
Dreading Poetry Slam
Performance poetry tournament based on audience participation: three judges, booing audience, contemporary local performers. Prizes for poets.




19 July 2017 21:00 - 23:00

Cost: Free
The Bohemian Night
Global's Open Mic’ night! Nobodies and newcomers welcome…




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