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 10.30

Lunch 10.30.14

Mac and Cheese $ 13
Jack cheese, bacon, brussel sprouts, bread crumbs,
Blue cheese

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

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

Manila Clams $13
Saffron, leeks, green garlic, heirloom cherry tomatoes and arbosana

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

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 Del Rio Tomato Sandwich $11.50
Open faced baguette. Cherry tomato, cilantro and red pepper cream cheese. Seasonal greens.

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

Vietnamese Steak Salad $12.5
Herbs, lettuce, pickled roots, natural beef, jalapeño.
Natural Pulled Pork Sandwich $11
Natural pork, potato salad, bbq.

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

Winter Squash Panini $12
Delicata squash, Japanese pumpkin with braised dino kale and white bean puree, local honey. Green salad.

Green Salad with Two Rivers 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.


Dinner 10.30

DINNER 10.30.14

Crispy Pork Belly with Fuyu Persimmons
Pickled onions, frisee, cilantro and coriander infused honey 14

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

Manila Clams
Saffron, spring onion, garlic, tarragon, tomatoes and arbequina olive oil 14

House Cured Meat Plate
Bresaola, nutmeg salami, red wine fennel pollen salami, roasted sweet pepper, dijon and baguette 8

California Farmstead Cheese Plate
Point Reyes, Vella Cheese, Fiscalini, Redwood Hills goat, served with crostini 16

Roasted beets, red kale, Redwood Hills goat cheese and squash vinaigrette 11

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
Pan Seared Creamy Polenta: Made with Bravo Farms cheddar and sage 7
Herb Roasted Potatoes 6
Winter Greens 6

Mac and Cheese
Roasted brussel sprouts, bacon, jack, Point Reyes blue cheese and herb bread crumbs 13

Corned Pork
Roasted Brussels sprouts, baby turnips, herb potatoes and tart apple mostarda 20

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

Natural NY
Yukon mashed potatoes, golden chanterelle mushrooms and red wine leek demi glace 30

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

Fish of the day A.Q


Brunch Sample Menu


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

Hash of Autumn Roots and Leaves
Sunny eggs and toast served with a hash of Tokyo turnips, celery root, rutabaga, potato, onion, kale and greens, cheese 14

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

Dragon Mushroom Omelette
Locally cultivated mushroom, roasted onion, greens, potato and farmstead cheese and three organic eggs 12
add Niman Ranch Lardon 2

Smoked Trout Omelette
Mushroom, roasted onion, potato and farmstead cheese and three organic eggs. 12.5

Corned Pork and Kingbird Farms Grit Cake
Corned pork, house made membrillo, Kingbird Farms grit cake, a sunny egg and some chicory. 14

Kingbird Quince and Persimmon French Toast
Black cardamom, almond butter, Thai basil. 12

Autumn Benedict
Roasted winter squash, smashed fingerling potatoes, carmelized onion and kale. Sauce Hollandaise. 14

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

Brulee of Granola, Fruit and Sheep 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
Seasonal vegetables 6.75
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

Chocolate Fish Coffee 3.50
OJ 2.5/3.25
Mimosa 5

Timmermans Framboise Lambic 7

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, jalepeno, 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

Smoked Trout and Del Rio Tomato Sandwich
Open faced baguette. Cherry tomato, cilantro and red pepper cream cheese. Seasonal greens. 11.50

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

Green Salad with Two Rivers 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


Wine and Beer

Barnaut, Grand Cru Brut Champagne Bouzy, France 90 (bottle only)
Von Buhl, Brut Riesling 2010: Pfalz, Germany 40 (bottle only)
Mary Elke, Brut Sparkling Anderson Valley, CA 10 / 40

Revolution Wines, Chenin Blanc 2013: Clarksburg, CA 7 / 28
Zocker, Gruner Veltiliner 2012: Edna Valley, CA 9 / 35
Forlorn Hope, “Que Saudade”, Verdehlo 2012:Amador County 12 / 42
Broadside, Chardonnay 2012: Arroyo Grande, CA 10 / 36
Laguna Ranch Vineyard, Chardonnay 2012: Russian River Valley,CA 12 / 44
Le Pich, Sauvignon Blanc 2012: Napa Valley 10 / 38
Matthiasson, Sauvignon Blanc/Ribolla
Gialla/Semillon/Tocai Friulano 2012: Napa 66 (bottle only)
Domaine des Lauriers, Picpoul 2012: Pinet, France 7 / 28
Gunderloch, Riesling Kabinett 2012:Reinhessen Germany 25(375mL bottle only)

Alta Maria Vineyards, Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013: Santa Maria Valley, CA 8 / 30
Broc Cellars,“Love Red”
Grenache/Mouvedre/Syrah 2013:Madera County, CA 45(bottle only)
Harrington, Pinot Noir 2012: Anderson Valley, CA 12 / 44
Architect and Buoy, Pinot Noir 2012: Mendocino County, CA 55 (bottle only)
Caraccioli Cellars, Pinot Noir 2009:Santa Lucia Highlands 68(bottle only)
Vino Noceto, Sangiovese 2010: Plymouth, CA 9 / 32
El Quintanal, Tempranillo 2012: Ribera del Duero, Spain 8 / 28
Feist, Reserve Zinfandel 2011: Shenandoah Valley, CA 12 / 44
Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2012: San Luis Obispo ,CA 12 / 45
Runquist, Barbera 2012 : Amador County, CA 12 / 45

Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Porto Portugal 6
Graham’s 20 Year Tawny Porto Portugal 11

Auburn Ale House Gold Country Pilsner 5.4% Auburn, CA 5
Out of Bounds Brewing Co. Joyrider IPA 6.0% Rocklin, CA 6
The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse 3.1%, sour wheat ale Placentia, CA 7
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Smoked Baltic Porter 5.5% Tahoe City, CA 6

Two Rivers Cider Co. Huckleberry 22oz 6.5% Sacramento, CA 9
Prarie Artisan Ales Birra Farmhouse Ale 12oz 4.5% Tulsa, OK 6.5
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
Brasserie de la Senne Taras Boulba Pale Ale 330ml 4.5% Brussels, Belgium 6.5
Brewery Timmermans Framboise Lambic (Oak and raspberry) 11.2oz 4% Belgium 7
MAD Beer (by Mikkeller) Bitter (IPA brewed with shiso leaf) 750 ml 6.9% Belgium 25
Anchor Brewing Co. Steam/California Common 22oz 4.9% San Francisco, CA 6.5
North Coast Brewing Co. Le Merle Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale 750ml 7.9% Fort Bragg, CA 14
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Double Jack Double IPA 12oz 9.5% Paso Robles, CA 6.5
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Therapist Imperial IPA 750ml 10.4% Turlock, CA 14
Strubbe Brewery Flemish Red Ale (Aged in Bordeaux barrels) 11.2oz 6.5% Ichtegem, Belgium 6.5
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Oro de Calabeza Blonde Barrel Aged Sour 750mL 8% Dexter, MI 15
Pretty Things
Beer & Ale Project Fluffy White Rabbits (Slightly sweet triple) 22oz 8.5% Massachusetts 14
Allagash Brewing Co. Curieux Tripel Ale (Aged in bourbon barrels) 750ml 11% Portland, Maine 25
Uinta Brewing Co. Baba Organic Black Lager 12oz 4% Salt Lake City, UT 4.5
Erdinger Alkoholfrei (Non alcoholic wheat) 12oz Weissbrau, Germany 3.75